Linwood Islamic Centre

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Linwood Islamic Centre
AffiliationSunni Islam
Ecclesiastical or organisational statusMosque
OwnershipLinwood Islamic Charitable Trust
Location223A Linwood Avenue, Linwood, Christchurch, New Zealand
Linwood Islamic Centre is located in Christchurch, New Zealand
Linwood Islamic Centre
Location in Christchurch
Geographic coordinates43°31′56.6″S 172°40′21.2″E / 43.532389°S 172.672556°E / -43.532389; 172.672556Coordinates: 43°31′56.6″S 172°40′21.2″E / 43.532389°S 172.672556°E / -43.532389; 172.672556
Date established2018

The Linwood Islamic Centre is a Sunni Islam mosque in Linwood, Christchurch, New Zealand.[1][2] The mosque opened in early 2018 on the grounds of the former Christchurch Bahai Centre and the building had most recently been the Linwood Community Centre.[3] The building was formerly a Sunday School Hall in Highstead Road and was moved to Linwood in the late 1980s. It was the second mosque to open in Christchurch. It is owned by the Linwood Islamic Charitable Trust, which was founded in 2017.[2]

On 15 March 2019, the mosque and the Al Noor Mosque were targeted in the Christchurch mosque shootings. Seven people at the Linwood Avenue mosque were initially reported killed, with others injured.[4][5] Survivors described a gunman opening fire on praying people, with ten people later reported killed, three of whom were outside the mosque.[6] It reopened on 23 March 2019, the same day as the Al Noor Mosque.[7]


  1. ^ "Linwood Masjid in Christchurch, Canterbury". Salatomatic. Halalfire. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  2. ^ a b Sharma, Gaurav (8 March 2018). "Christchurch gets its second mosque". The Indian Weekender. Onehunga: KMG Interactive. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  3. ^ Akerman, Tessa (16 March 2019). "Linwood mosque reflects a growing Muslim community". Maclean's. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Deadly Christchurch mosque shootings: 49 dead after 'well-planned' attack". Radio New Zealand. 15 March 2019.
  5. ^ Rawlinson, Kevin; Hunt, Elle; Weaver, Matthew; Zhou, Naaman; Lyons, Kate; Martin, Lisa (15 March 2019). "New Zealand shooting: suspect due in court after 49 killed – latest updates". The Guardian.
  6. ^ "New Zealand shootings: What we know so far". Maclean's. 15 March 2019. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  7. ^ Davison, Isaac (23 March 2019). "Al Noor and Linwood mosques re-open a week after massacre". NZ Herald. Retrieved 13 November 2019.