Archbishop of York visits York Mosque during Ramadan


Stephen Cottrell, Archbishop of York visited York Mosque and Islamic Centre on Monday evening, accompanied by his wife Rebecca. They were there to break the fast at the Iftar meal which Muslims share each day during the holy month of Ramadan. Acting Chief Constable Elliot Foskett, Temporary Deputy Chief Constable Scott Bisset, Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Catherine Clarke and Faith Lead for North Yorkshire Police Sergeant Arfan Rahouf, also attended. 

Muslims across the world fast from food and water from dawn until sunset for 30 days. The month ends with the Eid-Ul-Fitr festival on Wednesday 10 April. 

Archbishop Stephen said: “I was privileged to return to York Mosque to share Iftar, a great opportunity to connect and build relationships, both old and new.”

Faizal Mohamudbuccus, Ambassador for York Mosque, added, “It’s always wonderful to welcome the Archbishop of York to York Mosque. Ramadan is an excellent opportunity for the Muslim community to share their experiences of fasting with the wider public.  Over the years we have developed a strong and close relationship and our common goal is to break down barriers and work as one community. We look forward to welcoming Archbishop Stephen and his guests over the coming years."

The Mosque regularly welcomes school visits and the local scouts group. To find out when the next Open Day will be or if you would like to pop in for an informal talk, please email: [email protected]

Archbishop of York visits York Mosque during Ramadan
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