In July 2010, the Cann Hall Deen and Education Trust completed the purchase of the Colgrave Arms with the intention of securing a centre which will meet the needs of both the sizeable Muslim and non-Muslim community in Cann Hall.
Our vision is to develop this mosque to be more than just a place that offers congregational prayer facilities. In addition to serving this vital function, we also intend for this mosque to fulfil the following roles:
1. Hub of the Community
In the Muslim community, a Mosque acts as the vital hub of the community. It has the ability to motivate and mobilise the community towards good and positive developments. Cann Hall Deen and Education Trust wishes to extend this concept to benefit the wider community.
2. Develop the Community
Cann Hall Deen and Education Trust recognise some of the issues faced by our community whether they be related to education, drugs, crime, violence or antisocial behaviour. We seek to work with the community in tackling these problems.
3. Engage the Community
In extension to the primary role of a Mosque, Cann Hall Deen and Education Trust wishes to establish a centre for promoting awareness, social justice and unity for the benefit of everyone in our community.
We hope to make available services to engage the local community and address the needs of not only Muslims but also non-Muslim residents. These services may include, but are not limited to:
- Family Fun Days
- Supplementary Classes for Children
- Support Groups for the Elderly & Disabled
- Youth Services & Health Seminars
- Women only & Parenting Sessions
- Arbitration & Counselling Services
- Meeting & Conference Facilities