Hello!!!

We are the LiNX team - well done for finding us and we hope this page helps you get to know who we are and what we do.

From left to right: Tim (Project Manager & Schools worker for Torquay Academy & Torquay Boys Grammar), Chris (our administrator), Matt (Schools worker for Brixham College & Churston Ferrers Grammar), Philip (Schools worker for Paignton Academy & Tower House School), Charlie (Schools worker for St Cuthbert Mayne, The Spires College and Torquay Girls Grammar), Jordan (Schools worker for the PRU's) and Johnny (Our Business, Marketing and Fundraising Coordinator).

 LiNX Christian Youth Trust is a charity which was created by Christians in Torbay because the local churches care about you!

Since 1997 LiNX has employed people like us to work in schools and communities across Torbay to care for, support, encourage and inspire young people. 

 Our mission is to see you reach your full potential in life.  

We are youth workers who support young people in every aspect of life – social, spiritual, physical, emotional –we care about your whole life, whoever you are, whatever you believe. 

Inside School: We teach lessons, run lunch clubs, listen to & mentor young people and get involved in life at your school. 

Outside School: In your town we run weekly after school drop in cafes and across Torbay we run youth work events like Elevate which provide opportunities for you to meet new people, try new things and enjoy life!  Watch a short video to see what we mean here.  

Youth workers from churches across Torbay work with us and also have great things going on for young people - have a look here for more info.

There are loads of community and voluntary sector organisations in Torbay who run youth activities too and to see the directory you can click here and follow the links at the bottom of the page.

We would love to meet you in person, so do get in touch through school or by contacting the office.   Find out more here.

      

 

 

Our Work ...

  • Schools
  • Elevate
  • After School
  • Young Leaders
  • School Pastors
LiNX was established in 1997 to resource secondary schools and support students in every aspect of their development. We currently employ 3 full time and 2 part time schools workers to resource all 9 of the mainstream secondary schools in Torbay by supporting the delivery of religious education and health education. By working with local youth workers and volunteers from churches we seek to build links between schools and their community for the benefit of young people.

For more information please contact LiNX Project Manager Tim Funnell on Tel: 01803 557044 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Elevate began in 2010 with the aim to help young people connect to the local church youth works and is a partnership project with local churches who host, volunteer and co-lead the summer activity week for young people. Young people enjoy a full week of different activities, workshops and day trips before they celebrate together at the end of the week with the Grand Finale! More young people are joining the fun each year!

For more information please contact LiNX Schools Worker and Elevate coordinator Matt Turner on Tel: 01803 557044 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Providing a safe and fun place to be with kind people to talk to after school is a really important part of our work with young people.

Torquay - Hele after school drop in - Tim Funnell runs this after school drop in café for young people in partnership with Hele Road Baptist Church on Mondays from 3-5p.m. There are games, people to chat to, toast and milkshakes for a small charge.

Basketball club - Tim also runs a basketball session for Torquay Academy students on Tuesdays from 3-4p.m. followed by a session any young people can come to from 4-5p.m. in Torquay Academy Sports Hall. Contact him on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Paignton - Mad Moos Milkshake bar - Philip Eley runs this after school drop in café for young people in partnership with Paignton Baptist Church on Tuesdays from 3:15-4p.m. There are games, people to chat to and milkshakes for a small charge. Contact him on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Brixham - Re:Fuel – Matt Turner runs this after school drop in café for young people in partnership with Brixham Baptist Church on Wednesdays from 3:15-5p.m. There are games, people to chat to and food and drinks for a small charge. Contact him on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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We believe in encouraging, empowering and equipping young people as they grow in their gifts and skills, particularly in leadership.  We want to partner with young leaders in schools and all across our community to reach out to all young people in Torbay. 

Alongside opportunities for young people to lead in Christian Unions in their own schools in 2015 we lunched a specific stream within our Elevate summer week to train and support young leaders, providing opportunities for them to lead and serve during the week.

The mentoring project – Rise Up Mentoring – is another helpful way for church members to be equipped to mentor young people from within their congregations. 

For more information on any of this please contact us in the office onThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01803 557044

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We support the work of Torbay School Pastors as our part time schools worker Charlie Haywood is on the management team and leads Monday patrols.

School Pastors currently patrol around The Spires Academy, St Cuthbert Mayne School, Torquay Academy and Torquay Boys Grammar School in Torquay on Monday and Friday afternoons every week from 2:45pm – 4:15pm.

The role of School Pastors is to patrol the area around both schools and the local neighbourhood. They start outside the school gates at The Spires at 2.50pm, talking to the pupils as they leave. Once pupils have left the school, School Pastors patrol the area around Torquay United Football ground (which is next to the school), including a large field, children’s playground and streets leading to the main bus routes. Then they walk down to St Cuthbert Mayne School and patrol as pupils leave, listening to them and caring for them.

For more information please see the facebook fan page here Torbay School Pastors

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