Cheadle Masjid is a very active Masjid and hosts a wide range of activities and events to engage the Muslim and wider community. The original building was a formerly a church – St Columbus and has served both the Christian and Muslim communities well – however the building is no longer able to cater for the community’s needs.
Every Jumm’ah – people have to pray outside on the car park – come wind or rain (there is lots of rain in Manchester!) and the classrooms are far from suitable to give the best teaching experience. The sister’s area in particular has very limited in capacity and with so many families visiting the Masjid – these problems had to be addressed.
The community therefore has taken on the mammoth task of redeveloping the site to house a purpose build Masjid that will cater for the community’s needs. It will host prayer areas that can be used flexibly to provide state of the art classrooms, meeting and seminar rooms and much more. The female prayer area will be a vast improvement over the current site and there will be Ghusl facilities and an ability to manage the Janazah prayer comprehensively. The building we pray will reflect the growing activities of the Masjid and be beautiful community hub for all, insha’Allah.