Linwood Islamic Centre

Coordinates: 43°31′56.6″S 172°40′21.2″E / 43.532389°S 172.672556°E / -43.532389; 172.672556
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Linwood Islamic Centre
Linwood Islamic Centre in March 2020
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; 172.672556
Date established2018

The Linwood Islamic Centre was a Sunni Islamic 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 Linwood Islamic Centre and the Al Noor Mosque were targeted in the Christchurch mosque shootings. Of the 51 people killed and the 40 people injured in the attack, seven people were killed and five others injured here.[4][5][6] It reopened on 23 March, the same day as Al Noor.[7]

In November 2023, the Linwood Islamic Centre was demolished.[8] With sponsorship from an Emirati fund, $20 million new masjid and multipurpose hall will be built, which will accommodate 1,050 worshippers.[9]


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  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. ^ Bayer, Kurt; Leasl, Anna (24 August 2020). "Christchurch mosque terror attack sentencing: Gunman Brenton Tarrant planned to attack three mosques". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 24 August 2020.
  7. ^ Davison, Isaac (23 March 2019). "Al Noor and Linwood mosques re-open a week after massacre". NZ Herald. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  8. ^ O'Callaghan, Jody (20 November 2023). "Tears and prayers as Linwood mosque gets demolished". Stuff. Retrieved 14 December 2023.
  9. ^ O'Callaghan, Jody (20 November 2023). "Tears and prayers as Linwood mosque gets demolished". Stuff. Retrieved 6 January 2024.