In March 2018, after 35 years as IWAWS, we became 'Runnymede Muslim Society'.

Our aims

We seek to promote the educational and spiritual well-being of Muslims in the area. We also strive to foster good relations with our neighbours in the wider community by raising positive Islam-awareness. This is done formally through lectures, exhibitions, guided tours to mosques and by engaging with other charities, voluntary groups and local government bodies. Most importantly, we try to promote a positive image of Islam by our personal living example, in day-to-day contact with our colleagues at work and with our neighbours and friends everywhere.

Our venue

Most of our activities take place at the Jurgens Centre in Englefield Green. We previously held functions at the Royal Holloway University of London campus on the A30 London Road in Egham, or the Egham Youth Centre. We are working hard to find a more permanent property to make our home.

Our origins

Our Association was formed in 1981, to serve the Muslim community in and around Royal Holloway University of London. Many of our founding members are still active and live in the surrounding areas.

Our activities

  • Our charities
  • Meet Your Muslim Neighbour events
  • School visits
  • Ramadaan activities
  • Bayan weekend school
  • Jummah and Eid prayers
  • Islamic centre project

Charity status

Runnymede Muslim Society is registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales. Our charity number is 1176152.