Archbishop Visits York Mosque and Islamic Centre

The Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu is to visit the York Mosque and Islamic Centre, Bull Lane this morning at 10.45am to meet with the Imam and members of the community.

Archbishop Sentamu said: “ In the Old Testament the Prophet Micah challenges his listeners to ‘ live justly, love mercy and walk humbly with your God’ and so I am very much looking forward to visiting York Mosque today and to find out more of the social action projects that York Mosque is doing. We each have a responsibility to foster better community relations and improve our sense of what it means to be a good neighbour”.

Imam Abid Salik said: “We recently held an Open Day and on behalf of the whole congregation of York Mosque we would like to express deep and sincere gratitude to each and every person who made it possible and to our neighbours and friends from York and beyond who came along to support the day – it was so humbling. Islam, like other faiths, places great emphasis on improving understanding between peoples of different backgrounds and traditions. We look forward to welcoming the Archbishop and will be holding more open days soon”.

Visit My Mosque is now in its third year and the annual open day was held on Sunday 5 February 2017 with over 150 mosques opening their doors for peoples of all faiths and none to discover more about how British Mosques are helping local communities. York Mosque holds regular open days throughout the year. To find out when the next Open Day will be or if you would like to pop in for an informal talk with tea and biscuits, please email

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