SHINE is a community organisation working out of St Stephen’s Church in the heart of West Bowling Bradford.

SHINE stands for Social, Health, Inner, Natural and Economic wellbeing. We believe that people need to thrive in all these areas for a fulfilled life.


The goal of SHINE is to create a vibrant community-hub in West Bowling that reaches the socially excluded, brings the community together, and delivers a wide range of life-enhancing services and opportunities to people of all ages, faiths and ethnicities. It seeks to create a new story for West Bowling. A story that binds people together and helps restore our community in body, soul and spirit.

Our activities and projects have been growing for more than half a decade, and now we are helping over 200 men, women and children every single week.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Bradford

We were thrilled to be one of the Better Start Bradford projects in the Royal Visit on January 16th January 2020.

A fresh look for St. Stephen's

St Stephen's Church has reopened with a new floor and heating. Please call in to see how stunning the church is looking. 

Activities are happening again in the church. Thank you for your patience while this transformational work happened. 

What's happening

this week...


  • Impact Gamers 3-8pm. Free

  • Exercise for Women 7 - 8pm (Hall)    £2 or £1 on benefits



  • Celebrate Recovery 1- 2.30pm booking essential 

  • Journey Makers at St Stephen's School 3.15 - 4.30pm

  • Impact Gamers 3.45 - 5.15pm. Register

  • Community Tea 6pm


  • Zumba for Women 9.30 - 10.30am    (Hall) £2

  • Creative Threads 11-1pm (Hall)

  • Gardening Club 10.30am

  • Welcome Group for Asylum Seekers  3.30 - 5.30pm. (Hall) Free



  • Job Search 9.30am - 2.30pm. Free

  • Storytelling for Under 3s 1-2pm (Hall) Free

  • English Chat 10-am - 12am. Booking essential (Hall) Free

  • Well Words 1 -3pm. Free

  • Exercise for Women 7- 8pm (Hall)         £2 or £1 on benefits



  • Drop in advice 9.30 - 1pm. Free

  • Dots for babies & toddlers 9.30-11.00am. Free

  • Gamblers Anonymous 7-9 pm


Church Service 11.15am

We also run the Nurture programme. Please phone to enquire. 01274 738490

For more info about our groups click here


We have a Childrens Clothes Bank. Ask Children's Centre, school or Health Visitor/midwife to refer you.


01274 738490

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St Stephen's Church

Donisthorpe St

West Bowling




Mon – Thurs  9.30am - 3pm

Fri 9.30am - 12.30pm