This is a continuing growing area for us and our services have increased since the purchase of the Hamptons Centre, our second hub in Chelmsford. Our aims are to help provide support to all: the Muslim community, our neighbours and everyone around us. Services include the foodbank, youth club and elderly activities with transportation. We offer revert and funeral support, counsel and advice for those in need as well as marriage services. We have a community minibus and have defibrillators at both of our locations.
At CMS we are committed to addressing food insecurity in our community. We understand that food is a basic human need and believe no one should be left to go hungry. Upon that, we made it our mission to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those who are struggling with hunger.
Our charity raises awareness about the issue of food insecurity and collects donations of non-perishable food items and funds to support the food bank. We work closely with local organisations and volunteers to coordinate food drives and help stock the shelves of the food bank.
We are proud to say that our charity is run entirely by volunteers who are dedicated to making a difference. We rely on the support of individuals and organisations in our community to help us achieve our mission and welcome donations of any kind: a monetary contribution, a donation of non-perishable food items, or even a few hours of your time. Every little bit helps us to make a bigger impact.
At CMS we believe that together we can make a real difference in the lives of those who are struggling with hunger. We invite you to join us in our mission and make a difference in your community today.
We pack and provide a month worth of food and distribute to the people in need.
How to get help:
Anyone can struggle to put food on the table, so do not hesitate to contact us if you need help.
Where to find us:
Hampton Sports Centre, Tydemans, Off Beehive Lane, Chelmsford, CM2 9FH.
We offer both collection and delivery, made possible by our local drivers.
How can you help:
In order for us to make sure no one in our community goes hungry, we must work together to help those who need it most. With the current cost of living crisis, the food bank makes a real difference to some families, but this can only be possible through your help.
Kindly donate food items such as:
Rice – Cereals – Long Life Juices – Tinned Goods – Cooking Oils – Pasta – Pulses – UHT Milk – Jams and Snacks
Drop off at reception 10am – 4pm
If you need our help from our food bank, contact us on 01245 269422 or submit the form below.
Death is a very painful and emotional time, yet one that may be filled with hope and mercy. Muslims believe that death is a departure from the life of this world, but not the end of a person’s existence. Rather, eternal life is to come, and we pray for Allah’s mercy to be with the departed, in hopes that they may find peace and happiness in the life to come.
When a Muslim is near death, those around him or her are called upon to give comfort, and reminders of Allah ﷻ mercy and forgiveness. They may recite verses from the Qur’an, give physical comfort and encourage the dying one to recite words of remembrance and prayer. It is recommended, if at all possible, for a Muslim’s last words to be the Shahada: أشهد أن لا إله إلاَّ الله و أشهد أن محمد رسول الله ; declaration of faith: “I bear witness that there is no god but Allah and Muhammad ﷺ is the messenger of Allah.”
When a loss in the family occurs and funeral services are required, CMS is here to help you. You may contact our Welfare Co-ordinater for these services once the attending doctor of the deceased or a coroner has issued a death certificate and the body is officially ready for release.
Funeral services can be arranged by CMS. This includes:
- Release of Body
- Transportation of Body to the Mosque
- Preparation for Burial
- Coffin (Box) and Kafan (Shroud)
- Cold Storage
- Registration of Death
- Securing Burial Permit
- Transportation to the Cemetery
General information about Islamic funerals can be found on Gardens of Peace website.
For more information, please Contact Us.s
Nikah & Marriage Services
We hold family life as the building block of a successful society and marriage is the key to a successful and fruitful family life. CMS facilitates the solemnisation of an Islamic contract of marriage. The newly-married couple is provided with an official Nikah certificate to show they have been married according to Islamic Law.
For more information about the requirements and arrangement of a Nikah, please Contact Us and our Welfare Co-ordinator will be happy to help.
New Muslim Advice & Support
Chelmsford Muslim Society provides advice, support and friendship to the Non-Muslims who decide to convert to Islam. One-to-one sessions are also provided so that they can learn to pray, read the Qur‘an and perform the duties that Muslims are required to carry out.
We have a bi-weekly Sisters Support Workshop. It is a relaxed environment and open space to learn more about the beautiful way of Islam. Led by a revert sister. Also welcoming those looking to start practising and non-Muslims too.
Dedicated brothers sessions are also being run.
Please Contact Us for more details.
Sisters are welcome to our locations. At the Hamptons Centre we have a sister community/prayer hall and dedicated wudhu facilities. The sisters in our community compromise of a diverse group of professionals, students and mothers.
Where possible all our halaqaat\events include segregated space for our sisters.
There are dedicated sisters’ circles in Urdu and English every Monday and an Arabic and English one every Thursday.
We also have fitness sessions for Sisters as well as Sisters’ badminton.
If you would like to register for any activities or just want to get in touch, please complete the below form. Please note that this communication will be private and confidential and only read by sisters.
Chelmsford Mosque has been regularly hosting educational visits and tours for Scouts and Schools since 2003. We can also visit schools if needed.
The prepared visit lasts 2 hours and comprises of a talk on the history of the Mosque, a tour, a talk on Islam focusing on prayer and a Q&A session. For younger guests it includes an interactive dressing up session.
School visits are led by either a qualified teacher who is on SACRE (Standing Advisory Council of Religious Education) and wrote the school curriculum for Islam, or by one of our Imams
The experience of visiting a mosque can help students and visitors greatly to learn more about the Islamic faith and dispel some of the misconceptions.
Contact Us to book a visit.