Statement on the death of Mohammed Afzal

All of us at Derby Cathedral were saddened to hear of the death of Mr. Mohammed Afzal at the end of December.

Mohammed Afzal was a pioneering leader in this city at a time when the Muslim community in Derby was beginning to grow. In his work creating the Derby Islamic Centre, and in many other ways, he laid out the groundwork for the strong friendship between the faith communities of Derby which exist today. He will be greatly missed.

The Very Revd Dr Stephen Hance

Dean of Derby

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