Jamia Masjid & Islamic Centre is one of the largest Mosques in Berkshire. Originally a Welsh Congregational Church which was purchased and converted into a Mosque in 1982. This, however, was quickly outgrown and as a consequence of that, the old building was pulled down to make way for a new and improved version – the Mosque you see today.
Construction began in 1999 and during this period, the Navel Club behind the site was purchased and used as a temporary building for daily prayers with Jummah (Friday congregation) being held in a hired hall.
The completed Mosque was named the ‘Jamia Masjid & Islamic Centre’ and although it had been in use from the year 2000, the official opening was on the 18th of May 2001 by His Excellency, Abdullah Sultan Al-Dhahiri – Director General of “The Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahayan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation”.