We were fortunate to host the Ambassador for Saudi Arabia to the UK on Friday 10th December. His excellency Khalid bin Bandar Al Saud attended Gillingham Masjid as part of his visit to the Medway Towns.
We were able to present and discuss with him our plans for the new masjid, the progress so far and the challenges we face.
We also presented our community activities to him and he discussed with us the changes in the New Year to the Hajj and Umrah visas. He stated that visas will start to be issued in 2022 via an easy-to-fill-out electronic form.
We are grateful to our local MP, Rehman Chisti for having arranged this visit.