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Al-Birr Community Centre (Thanet, Margate, Kent)

Al-Birr Community Centre

ADDRESS: Former Church, Union Crescent, Margate, Kent, CT9 1NR

TEL: 01843 297476 FAX: none GENDER: Male / Female TYPE: Masjid/Mosque

Data Accuracy: A- Reasonably recent first hand knowledge of the masjid

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FOLLOWING : Arabic Mainstream MASJID CAPACITY : 500

Other Masjid Names: Margate Mosque

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Travel Information

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List of Railway Stations close to the Masjid/Mosque, within 5 miles radius

Margate Railway Station Distance: 0.5084

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Notes / Additional information

Formally: a Church called "UNION CRESCENT"

Grade: II

Date Listed: 18 October 2010

English Heritage Building ID: 1394721

History:

Margate, one of the first English seaside resorts, flourished in the C19 as a destination favoured by middle-class Londoners, particularly after the establishment of a regular steamer service from London in 1815 and to a lesser extent after the opening of Margate Sands railway station in 1846. The Kent Congregational Association visited Margate in 1843-4 and felt there was a need for a Congregationalist church in the town but deferred aspirations to build one at that time in order to avoid friction with the other denominations present.

In 1845 a number of members of the Zion Chapel of the Countess of Huntingdon's Connection, located on Victoria Road, left and decided to form a Congregational church which they originally set up in a house on Cecil Street. From here the congregation fitted up the former Bettison's Library on the same street as a chapel but by the late 1850s this was too small and plans were drawn up for a new church on Union Crescent. A drawing of the proposed church was published in The Builder in December 1858. Building started on 23 January 1860 and was completed on 7 September the same year at a cost of 3,400.

The church was originally designed without a gallery but it was decided that one was necessary for the increased attendance during the summer season in this seaside town. It had also originally been planned to include a Sunday school beneath the church but this plan was dropped when the local council withheld consent unless the floor of the church was raised, which would have proved too costly. A Sunday school (now a Union church) on the east side of Pump Lane was eventually built in 1872 probably also designed by Poulton and Woodman (this is not included in the designation). After the church closed it was converted to a gymnastic club and the interior altered. In 2003 it converted for use as a mosque.

William Ford Poulton (1822-1900) and William Henry Woodman (1822-1879) were prolific Mid-Victorian architects who specialised in Nonconformist churches and also designed the Grade II* designated Wokingham Town Hall.

1 Arabic kutbah followed by 1 English wayiz - Former Church


Masjid Prayer Timetable

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Date Hijri Fajar Sunrise Dhuhr Asr Sunset Maghrib Isha
01 Dec 2020 15-04-1442 05:36 (GMT) 07:38 (GMT) 11:44 (GMT) 13:32 (GMT) 15:49 (GMT) 15:49 (GMT) 17:44 (GMT)
02 Dec 2020 16-04-1442 05:38 (GMT) 07:39 (GMT) 11:44 (GMT) 13:31 (GMT) 15:49 (GMT) 15:49 (GMT) 17:44 (GMT)
03 Dec 2020 17-04-1442 05:39 (GMT) 07:40 (GMT) 11:44 (GMT) 13:31 (GMT) 15:48 (GMT) 15:48 (GMT) 17:43 (GMT)
04 Dec 2020 18-04-1442 05:40 (GMT) 07:42 (GMT) 11:45 (GMT) 13:31 (GMT) 15:48 (GMT) 15:48 (GMT) 17:43 (GMT)
05 Dec 2020 19-04-1442 05:41 (GMT) 07:43 (GMT) 11:45 (GMT) 13:30 (GMT) 15:47 (GMT) 15:47 (GMT) 17:43 (GMT)
06 Dec 2020 20-04-1442 05:42 (GMT) 07:44 (GMT) 11:46 (GMT) 13:30 (GMT) 15:47 (GMT) 15:47 (GMT) 17:43 (GMT)
07 Dec 2020 21-04-1442 05:43 (GMT) 07:45 (GMT) 11:46 (GMT) 13:30 (GMT) 15:47 (GMT) 15:47 (GMT) 17:43 (GMT)
08 Dec 2020 22-04-1442 05:44 (GMT) 07:46 (GMT) 11:47 (GMT) 13:30 (GMT) 15:46 (GMT) 15:46 (GMT) 17:42 (GMT)
09 Dec 2020 23-04-1442 05:45 (GMT) 07:48 (GMT) 11:47 (GMT) 13:30 (GMT) 15:46 (GMT) 15:46 (GMT) 17:42 (GMT)
10 Dec 2020 24-04-1442 05:46 (GMT) 07:49 (GMT) 11:47 (GMT) 13:30 (GMT) 15:46 (GMT) 15:46 (GMT) 17:42 (GMT)
11 Dec 2020 25-04-1442 05:46 (GMT) 07:50 (GMT) 11:48 (GMT) 13:30 (GMT) 15:46 (GMT) 15:46 (GMT) 17:43 (GMT)
12 Dec 2020 26-04-1442 05:47 (GMT) 07:51 (GMT) 11:48 (GMT) 13:30 (GMT) 15:46 (GMT) 15:46 (GMT) 17:43 (GMT)
13 Dec 2020 27-04-1442 05:48 (GMT) 07:52 (GMT) 11:49 (GMT) 13:30 (GMT) 15:46 (GMT) 15:46 (GMT) 17:43 (GMT)
14 Dec 2020 28-04-1442 05:49 (GMT) 07:52 (GMT) 11:49 (GMT) 13:30 (GMT) 15:46 (GMT) 15:46 (GMT) 17:43 (GMT)
15 Dec 2020 29-04-1442 05:50 (GMT) 07:53 (GMT) 11:50 (GMT) 13:30 (GMT) 15:46 (GMT) 15:46 (GMT) 17:43 (GMT)
16 Dec 2020 01-05-1442 05:50 (GMT) 07:54 (GMT) 11:50 (GMT) 13:30 (GMT) 15:46 (GMT) 15:46 (GMT) 17:43 (GMT)
17 Dec 2020 02-05-1442 05:51 (GMT) 07:55 (GMT) 11:51 (GMT) 13:31 (GMT) 15:47 (GMT) 15:47 (GMT) 17:44 (GMT)
18 Dec 2020 03-05-1442 05:52 (GMT) 07:56 (GMT) 11:51 (GMT) 13:31 (GMT) 15:47 (GMT) 15:47 (GMT) 17:44 (GMT)
19 Dec 2020 04-05-1442 05:52 (GMT) 07:56 (GMT) 11:52 (GMT) 13:31 (GMT) 15:47 (GMT) 15:47 (GMT) 17:45 (GMT)
20 Dec 2020 05-05-1442 05:53 (GMT) 07:57 (GMT) 11:52 (GMT) 13:32 (GMT) 15:48 (GMT) 15:48 (GMT) 17:45 (GMT)
21 Dec 2020 06-05-1442 05:53 (GMT) 07:57 (GMT) 11:53 (GMT) 13:32 (GMT) 15:48 (GMT) 15:48 (GMT) 17:46 (GMT)
22 Dec 2020 07-05-1442 05:54 (GMT) 07:58 (GMT) 11:53 (GMT) 13:33 (GMT) 15:49 (GMT) 15:49 (GMT) 17:46 (GMT)
23 Dec 2020 08-05-1442 05:54 (GMT) 07:58 (GMT) 11:54 (GMT) 13:33 (GMT) 15:49 (GMT) 15:49 (GMT) 17:47 (GMT)
24 Dec 2020 09-05-1442 05:55 (GMT) 07:59 (GMT) 11:54 (GMT) 13:34 (GMT) 15:50 (GMT) 15:50 (GMT) 17:47 (GMT)
25 Dec 2020 10-05-1442 05:55 (GMT) 07:59 (GMT) 11:55 (GMT) 13:34 (GMT) 15:51 (GMT) 15:51 (GMT) 17:48 (GMT)
26 Dec 2020 11-05-1442 05:55 (GMT) 07:59 (GMT) 11:55 (GMT) 13:35 (GMT) 15:52 (GMT) 15:52 (GMT) 17:49 (GMT)
27 Dec 2020 12-05-1442 05:56 (GMT) 07:59 (GMT) 11:56 (GMT) 13:36 (GMT) 15:52 (GMT) 15:52 (GMT) 17:49 (GMT)
28 Dec 2020 13-05-1442 05:56 (GMT) 07:59 (GMT) 11:56 (GMT) 13:37 (GMT) 15:53 (GMT) 15:53 (GMT) 17:50 (GMT)
29 Dec 2020 14-05-1442 05:56 (GMT) 08:00 (GMT) 11:57 (GMT) 13:37 (GMT) 15:54 (GMT) 15:54 (GMT) 17:51 (GMT)
30 Dec 2020 15-05-1442 05:56 (GMT) 08:00 (GMT) 11:57 (GMT) 13:38 (GMT) 15:55 (GMT) 15:55 (GMT) 17:52 (GMT)
31 Dec 2020 16-05-1442 05:56 (GMT) 08:00 (GMT) 11:58 (GMT) 13:39 (GMT) 15:56 (GMT) 15:56 (GMT) 17:53 (GMT)