The Centre

The Centre

 

The Centre

It was at the end of the 1990s that a group of local Muslims started looking for a facility to cater for needs of local Muslims; there was a special interest in the situation of young Muslims who had grown up in Britain, and also converts to Islam. At the time, Croydon had only one mosque, despite being London's largest borough and having a large Muslim population; that establishment was a good distance from South Norwood.

 

 

The site for South Norwood Islamic Community Centre (SNICC) was procured in 2000 and the Centre was established soon after as a place of prayer. We were fortunate to obtain such an ample site, in such a fine location; very near Norwood-Junction train station. And it was clearly a providential move. In the years that followed the number of people from all backgrounds requiring the centre's services has grown significantly.

 

 

As the years have progressed we have developed as a centre serving and supporting our local community. Over the years the Centre has hosted local School and Cub groups, yearly Arts Exhibitions, debates on Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Strategy, Interfaith Meetings, MP’s Surgery’s and Youth Football Tournament’s. This website tells you a bit more about who we are, and what we do. But perhaps the best way to learn more about SNICC is to come and see us – we'll look forward to your visit!