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Church leaders backing bid for new city mosque
CHURCH leaders across Worcester have lent their support to an ambitious £3million Worcester Muslim Welfare Association bid to build a new mosque in the heart of the city.
Members of the Church of England clergy in Worcester East Deanery backed the bid for the contemporary building on Stanley Road in a letter to association general secretary Mohammed Iqbal.
Rev Paul Honniball and Rev Kalantha Brewis attended the interfaith Iftar at the mosque on Monday evening to present the letter and were invited to read it out to those gathered just before the Ramadan fast was broken.
Under the ground-breaking proposals, the association wants to build the mosque on the old Stanley Road School car park and move from its current site on Tallow Hill to cater for its growing number of worshippers.
The charity also intends to build apartments and a new sports centre at the site, which includes Unity House community centre.
Senior figures from St Nicholas Church, St Barnabas with Christ Church, St Martin’s, St John the Baptist in Claines and All Saints Worcester are among those lending their names to the cross-faith show of support.