Survey Reveals Mosque Insights

February 23, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

The average mosque in England and Wales attracts 400 attendees at Friday prayer meetings, while providing a range of community services, a survey has found.

The survey of 255 mosques also revealed that on average they had an estimated annual income of £233,452.

Most - 83% - had been established more than 10 years ago, it found.

Many of the mosques were providing education for children, charity fundraising and leisure activities, the Charity Commission study said.

The independent survey was prepared by BMG Research and commissioned by the Charity Commission's faith and social cohesion unit to provide information on mosques which has not been previously gathered.