Get to know Lakeland’s diverse religious communities

From churches to mosques to synagogues to temples, Lakeland is home to a wide array of religious organizations.

A historic brick church has people lined up outside.

Lakeland is home to historic churches like The King’s Church (1736 New Jersey Rd.). | Photo by @gracecityfl

Photo by @gracecityfl

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It seems like on every corner of Lakeland there’s a church, mosque, synagogue, or temple. We’re teeming with religious communities. No matter what you’re looking for, we’ve got the details on eight local religious communities.






  • The Islamic Society of Greater Lakeland | This nonprofit organization is dedicated to uplifting the Muslim community, interfaith relations, and civic engagement. Check out their Facebook page for updates.
  • The Islamic Center of Lakeland, 1161 S. Blossom Cir. | This is currently the only masjid in Lakeland proper. It offers weekly Jumu’ah services starting at 1:30 p.m.
  • Masjid Al-Nur, 1425 N. Broadway Ave. Unit 3, Bartow | The newest masjid in Polk County hosts weekly Jumu’ah services (starting at 1:30 p.m.), five daily prayers, and weekend seminars with guest speakers.

We know this is an incomplete list of religious organizations in Swan City. There are so many amazing places, we couldn’t list them all; if yours didn’t make the list, tell us about it here.

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