History Of The Mission

There has been a Methodist Mission in the town centre for over 100 years.

Originally based on Queen Street, in the building which is now the Lawrence Batley Theatre, the Mission was created with a strong emphasis on social work and campaiging.

Over the years many groups and clubs have been associated with the Mission including a Boys Brigade, Girls Club, Mens Reading Room, Sunday School, Huddersfield Guild For The Disabled, a Women’s Home and many more.

Although our location has changed twice more since our first days on Queen Street, and we are now known as Huddersfield Mission as opposed to Huddersfield Methodist Mission, our commitment to social work and campaigning remains the same.  We will advise and support anyone who needs it, but we are particularly well known locally for supporting those with multiple and complex needs.  These needs can include homelessness, mental health, addiction, a history of offending and more.

We are also well known for our Mission Cafe which has evolved over the years to become the community hub of the building. A strong team of paid staff and dedicated volunteers help us to produce and serve nutritious, low cost meals to the public. Open Monday – Thursday from 9am – 3pm and Fridays 9am – 2pm, why not come in and enjoy a delicious meal in a bustling environment!