Crossroads Fun and Friendship Centre is now a CIO, our new charity number: 1175834.
Crossroads is supported by Morice Baptist Church and Plymouth City Council.
Crossroads now has nearly 27 years experience in providing a wide variety of quality recreational, leisure and educational activities. All our activities are delivered by trained staff and volunteers – working to a Christian ethos - in a warm, friendly and safe environment that engages and values everyone.
£1 per session.
1994Hywel JonesHywel Jones was approached by Devon County Social Services regarding the possibility of opening a Drop-In Centre for adults with mild to moderate Mental Health Problems at Morice Baptist Church, Hywel was the Pastor of the Church.
15th September 1994The OpeningIn due course, "Crossroads Fun and Friendship Centre" was opened as the Church's Christian Response to "Care in the Community" (only 1 Member attended). In the following years, Crossroads outgrew the multi-purpose area in which it was initially located.
April 2002The MoveCrossroads moved to a much more extensive and refurbished suite of rooms at the other end of the Church which included the added benefits of an art and crafts room and use of an attractive and tranquil garden.
June 2010The RegistrationCrossroads became a Registered Charity (1136344).
15th September 2014The NamingDuring the celebration of Crossroads 20th birthday, the Church Hall used by Crossroads was named after Hywel Jones to honour his contribution to the work of the Church and Crossroads.
15th September 2015The BirthdayCrossroads celebrated it's 21st birthday. Now well over 100 Members attend Crossroads each year.
March 2016John Howe RetiresArt tutor John Howe retired after 21 years loyal service. The works of our members inspired by John are a lovely reminder of his skill and mentoring over the years.
20th November 2017Became CIOCrossorads became a Charitable Incorporated Orgainsation (CIO).
15th September 2019Crossroads 25th BirthdayCrossroads celebrates 25 years with a week of celebrations to mark this special occasion, including a coach trip, an entertainment day with local acts, team games and a dedicated church service. This church service marked 25 years to the day when we first opened our doors on September 15th 1994 as part of the ‘care in the community’ initiative.
13th July 2020Crossroads re-openedOn Monday 13th July 2020, Crossroads re-opened during the national lockdown to support small groups. Gradually we have been able to increase the number of people coming to these groups, and as of June 2021 we have four weekly support groups with up to 15 people attending. We are thankful to anyone who has helped us to achieve this, as being open during this difficult period has been a big help to both members and staff.