Cefin Campbell, Plaid Cymru Member of the Senedd for Mid and West Wales, recently visited Haverfordwest Central Mosque, where he met with volunteers and trustees, including volunteer Imam, Mustafa Yunis.
Since 2022, Haverfordwest Central Mosque has been housed in the former tax office at Cherry Grove. Haverfordwest has the highest number of Muslim residents in Pembrokeshire, and the Mosque provides space for prayer, learning and celebration of religious festivals. It has become an important community hub and offers a range of services, including a youth club which is open to all young people in the local community.
The Mosque’s recent work in promoting understanding of Islam in Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion during the holy month of Ramadan has been widely celebrated.
Commenting on Cefin Campbell MS’s visit, Mustafa Yunis, the volunteer Imam at Haverfordwest Central Mosque said,
“We were delighted to welcome Cefin to Haverfordwest Central Mosque, to show him the work we have already done to make it a welcoming space for everyone in our community, and to discuss our plans for the future – including our intention to make Haverfordwest Mosque Wales’ first ever zero-carbon ‘Green Mosque’ through installing solar panels on the roof.
The Mosque is run entirely by volunteers, and we provide a range of sports activities, after school and youth clubs. Our door is always open to people who would like to come and find out more.”
Cefin Campbell, Member of the Senedd for Mid and West Wales, added:
“It was a real privilege to visit Haverfordwest Central Mosque, and to see the great strides that the volunteers there have made in creating a thriving hub for the local community.
I am excited by the Mosque’s plans for the future and will continue to offer my support as it expands the range of facilities and community initiatives on offer.”