Jamea masjid, Preston is the oldest mosque in Lancashire, England. The mosque came into being in 1964, but keeping in view the Muslim population the Administration decided, in 1967 to acquire another piece of land. The mosque was finally completed in 1984. This mosque has gained importance because of its central situation, its capacity to accommodate the Muslim worshipers.
In Preston, Muslim association was established in 1962, which took the task of building these first and grand mosques for the Muslim community in Lancashire, Preston. The mosque’s main prayer hall has a capacity of 900 Muslims at one time. The main hall has two rooms on either side of the main hall which is used for various purposes, but can also be utilized if required for prayer purposes.
The mosque complex has a separate community center adjacent to the mosque which is used for different purposes such as functions, lectures etc.
The old building built in 1964 is being converted into an educational center. This new structure will be exclusively used for imparting Islamic education to the community.
The Jamea Masjid is only used for daily five times prayers, Friday congregations and prayers on special occasion such Muslim festivals. There is a community center which is being used to hold evening classes for children where Islamic teachings are imparted to the young boys and girls.
The mosque can accommodate 900 persons in the prayer hall at one time. The mosque has 4 minarets.