Matrix is the Christian Youth Work Project staffed and supported by Churches Together in Mirfield and District. The project began nine years ago with the aim of engaging with the groups of young people who regularly gathered in Mirfield town centre. Volunteers would take flasks of hot drinks on to the streets and spend time talking and listening to the young people. This progressed to three drop-In centres based in local churches staffed by an experienced youth worker and volunteers. [more]~
Matrix has been very successful in helping young people in the centre of Mirfield. Changing circumstances have reduced our commitment to one session, run by volunteers, at St Andrew’s Methodist Church, Old Bank Road.
Our work is based on Christian principles and is inclusive and non discriminatory.
We aim to engage with young people who gather in Mirfield town centre especially those often considered ' hard to reach'. Those who find themselves at odds with the older generation and society in general.
We aim to foster personal and community development by building voluntary relationships and encouraging learning through projects and activities.
There are still many young people in Mirfield who need and appreciate the guidance that can be given by a Christian based youth project.
We hope to build on our success to date by recruiting a new youth worker to help take the project forward. For this to be successful we need the support of committed volunteers and the help of the local churches. [more]~
There are several ways you and your church can get involved:
● Volunteering at the youth work session
● Providing facilities or resources
● Contributing financially - fund raising and donations
● Praying for the project