The Ashton Central Mosque welcomes the community and members of all faiths into its premises. It organises open days, school visits and awareness programmes to all governmental and local organisations and institutions.

Police officer joining the GMP also visit the Mosque to dispel any misconceptions and learn the true message of Islam. Tameside Councillors, Local Magistrates, Members of DWP,  have also visited the Mosque with bespoke presentations prepared to strengthen communal ties and learn about Muslims and Islam.

The Mosque on average has over 1,000 students from local primary and secondary schools visit throughout the year. The Imam and Volunteers work closely with teachers to make students’ learning effective and holistic. 

To organise a tour or visit the Mosque please fill in the form below and email. We also visit schools for assemblies and workshops. To request a visit please email us. 

For Primary schools ranging from year 5 to year 8 emailnabeela.akram@ashtoncentralmosque.com

For Secondary schools ranging from year 9 + emailimam.gm@ashtoncentralmosque.com

All visitors to the Mosque must wear modest and loose clothing. Full length trousers to the ankles and full sleeve tops/shirts to the wrists with high neck tops. 

Please click here to read the Visiting FAQ’s before completing the Booking Form 

Ashton Central Mosque Visiting Form

Visiting Hours:

Mondays – Thursdays 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM – for exceptions please contact the Imam / Volunteer

Excluding Fridays, Religious Holidays and the Month of Ramadan

Visit Details:

The visits include a bespoke presentation on Islam, specific for each school, organisation and age group, followed by an activity and a Q&A session. The schools and organisations can also view live prayers taking place and tour the entire Mosque and enjoy refreshments before they leave.

Approximate Visit Schedules:

Arrival, Meet & Greet, Sitting & Introductions 15 Minutes

Presentation 60-75 Minutes

Q&A 15 Minutes

Activities 15-30 Minutes

View Live Prayers 5/10 Minutes

Mosque Tour 15 Minutes

Refreshments 10/15 Minutes

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2019 – We Welcomed
25 Primary & Secondary School + Local Organisation Visits

2018 – We Welcomed
28 Primary & Secondary School + Local Organisation Visits

2017 – We Welcomed
24 Primary & Secondary School + Local Organisation Visits

2016 – We Welcomed
17 Primary & Secondary School + Local Organisation Visits

2015 – We Welcomed
11 Primary & Secondary School + Local Organisation Visits

Local School Visits & Comments:

The Ashton Central Mosque also annually opens it’s community hall and car park to hosts St.James’ sports day and providing drinks and refreshments for all students and parents

Visitors Comments:

“Your have given us a clearer understanding of your religion and what a mosque is like. It was very interesting and enjoyable”
“Great hosts, fantastic experience”
“I wish I could go again!”
“We had a really good time at the mosque and are grateful for all the information we were given.”
“5 out of 5 for everything! A great experience”

Phil Jones, Operational Support Officer, Tameside North INPT, Greater Manchester Police

“I was fortunate to attend the Mosque with my work colleagues, as we were invited to attend an “Islamic Awareness Seminar” We were made to feel very welcome and personally I found the seminar very interesting and informative. We were treated to a tour of the magnificent building and I was especially impressed with the chandelier! I recommend that as many Police officers as possible visit the mosque and enjoy the hospitality that I did”