5 May 2023 A mosque bedecked

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The Harrow Central Mosque, one of the three main mosques in Harrow that provide a range of religious and community support services to a population of 30,000 (2021 Census) – 12% of the borough – glows in the coronation colours to mark the enthronement ceremonies taking place on 6th May at Westminster Abbey when King Charles III is crowned. King Charles and his consort visited Harrow in December 2022, dropping in on the Harrow Community Kitchen for families facing poverty. This project is the brainchild of Taz Khan OBE, running a Friday market for the hard-pressed, and also making deliveries where necessary. This is a type of charitable activity also close to the King Charles’s heart: in December 2022 it is reported (in the Big Issue, May 2023) that he donated £1 million to food banks across the country.

The Coronation lights at the Harrow Central Mosque were provided by Harrow Council. On Sunday afternoon 7th May, the mosque is organising a tea party for its congregation, neighbours, friends and well-wishers.