OUR HISTORY

1892

The original architect of this building was John Bennie Wilson, a specialist in Gothic style architecture, completed his work and the building became established as Hutcheson town Free Church.D

1929

A nearby church known as Victoria United Free Church on Eglington Toll was destroyed due to a fire. Hutchesontown Free Church and Victoria Free Church Joined to become known as Crosshill Victoria Free Church on Dixon Avenue.

1971

The building was now vacant and was bought by businessman and artist, Max Wallace. The building was converted to an art gallery and exhibition centre known as Maxwell Studios.

1998

Alhumdulilah - Firstly by the will of Allah and then with the dedication of our elders, the building was purchased and established as a masjid. AFECC was born, providing Glasgow’s Muslim community with a centre for worship and education upon tawheed and the authentic teachings of Islam

2011

With the building now being almost 120 years old, it was in need of major external and internal building works. The roof renovations were completed first and foremost.

2014 Before

Major renovation works in the Main hall were completed and re-opened for congregational use

2014 After

Major renovation works in the Main hall were completed and re-opened for congregational use

2015

The inauguration of AFECC’s Social Welfare department which seen the set-up of our food bank service, and later, our Mother and Toddler’s group.

2018

AFECC held the first Jummah Khutbah to be translated into British Sign Language in Scotland.

2019 Before

For the first time since 1999, major renovation works were completed to our “Small Hall” whilst managing to preserve the building’s original stained windows and structural beam work.

2019 After

For the first time since 1999, major renovation works were completed to our “Small Hall” whilst managing to preserve the building’s original stained windows and structural beam work.

2021

The upstairs gallery area, which was used by Maxwell Studios, was redesigned and restructured into purpose built classrooms for our students.

2022

Our designated sister’s space down stairs was fully renovated.

2022

AFECC holds Glasgow’s first ever outdoor Eid Salah in a nearby Park, Cathkin Park.

2023

Alhumdulilah, AFECC’s Community Halls building, on Daisy St - a few streets away from Dixon Avenue, was acquired for the purpose of youth and community initiatives. Fundraising and renovations are in progress to bring the building to a fit for purpose standard.

2023

Alhumdulilah, another church building was successfully acquired to form the first masjid in Ardrossan. Fundraising and renovations are in progress to bring the building to a fit for purpose standard.

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