The Mustard Seed organisation was founded nearly 20 years ago by a group of local Christians recognising the need to provide an alternative to the pub culture for young people roaming the streets of Helston at night. Since the early days of a rented room in the ground floor of the Guildhall, through the acquisition of the Open Door café at 14 Wendron Street, provision has been made for Christian befriendingof young people in trouble, or simply looking for something constructive to do. These activities included outdoor games in the summer, and visits to sports and games venues.
Though this aspect of evening youth work has been placed on hiatus our involvement in the youth culture and its needs has not stopped just adapted.
Work has also been going on in local schools and colleges with Mustard Seed staff taking assemblies, providing support and counselling as well as a work experience venue throughout the summer terms.
Recently we were pleased to support the work of LED, a Christian faith band who worked in the local college providing lessons for the week and a final concerton the Friday night.
A number of Mustard Seed personnel are also involved each year in “SurviveAlive” a summer outdoor adventure camp for young people aged 11 to 17 years. Now a seperate organisation (see link to their own website) it has proved immensely popularin recent years and is now held in two separateweek long sessions in purposely adapted premises near Helston. Volunteers from a range of local churches as well as speakers and facilitators from far and wide, teach Christian values throughlively indoor and outdoor fun activities.