Former church turned into a mosque and Islamic centre in Chatham

Local Muslim community say they’re excited about new facility

Tahmina Aziz · CBC News

Chatham Islamic Centre opened a new building in the former St. James Presbyterian Church this month where local Muslims can gather, pray and learn together.

It became increasingly important for the growing Muslim community in Chatham, Ont. to have a place of their own, says Amir Naveed, the president of Chatham Islamic Centre.

He and other members of the group spent the last several years renting gymnasiums and rooms in schools, which they found challenging, especially since spaces were tight.

Categories: Canada, Church, Mosque, Religion

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