Wrexham Centre of Mission
Wrexham, north Wales
The Wrexham Centre of Mission is based in Caia Park, which is recognised by the European Community as an area of significant poverty and deprivation. Statistics reveal high levels of unemployment, limited social mobility, low levels of disposable income, a high crime rate and growing concerns about racial integration and social isolation.
One of the biggest challenges facing Caia Park is poverty. During the school holidays the Wrexham Centre of Mission has developed an initiative to cook and deliver hot meals to anyone in need of one. These meals go out to families, elderly people and those struggling with loneliness. You can see more about this in the film above.
A big part of Wrexham Centre of Mission is the Tin Can Youth Centre. Out of this the team operate an after school drop in, a youth club for young people aged 16-18 and a youth church that meets once a month. This is a place for young people to make their own and safely meet together. Through this ministry there are a number of unchurched young people who have explored faith and are growing into a Christian youth community.
The Wrexham Centre of Mission is very active within the schools in and around Caia Park. Within these schools Josh and Jack run football sessions, a gardening mentoring scheme for children with behaviour problems and difficult home lives, detached work through school pastors and are hoping to develop more initiatives once things stabilise within schools.Read Josh and Jack’s Latest Newsletter
Josh Smith Writes…
OUR AREA IS KNOWN FOR HAVING SOME OF THE HIGHEST RATES OF CHILD POVERTY IN WALES, AFFECTED EVEN MORE BY THE CURRENT COST OF LIVING CRISIS.
We meet many people who are struggling to keep up with the bills and feed their children. Sometimes, our work is supporting them to access the help they need, such as assisting parents with referrals to the local foodbank and picking up their parcels, if they don’t have transport.
The hot meals project has been running for several years now and continues throughout the school holidays, providing meals to people in need across the estate. Our donors helped us also provide Christmas dinners, with all the trimmings, to families we knew were finding it hard, allowing them to celebrate this special day.
Josh Smith, Wrexham Centre of Mission
Type of Work
Church Planting /
Evangelists & Leaders
Josh Smith, Lead Evangelist
Jack Wright, Pioneer Evangelist
Diocese of St Asaph
The Diocese of St Asaph is one of six dioceses which make up the Church in Wales, an independent province of the Anglican Communion. It covers the counties of Denbighshire, Flintshire, Wrexham, half of Conwy and part of Gwynedd and Powys.