Although we cannot meet together at this time, we continue to build a vibrant and healthy community in West Bowling.

We are regularly posting on Facebook, including this statement on behalf of the trustees of Shine West Bowling.


The links and information are on the website for you to return to. Click here to find them.   

We can be contacted Monday to Friday, 9am - 3pm. Leave a message and we will call you back.

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.



What happens in a

usual week...


  • Impact Gamers 3-8pm. Free

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



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

  • Impact Gamers 3.45 - 5.15pm. Register

  • Community Tea 6pm

  • Celebrate Recovery 7-8.30pm. Booking essential 


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

  • Creative Threads 11am-2pm (Hall)

  • Gardening Club 10.30am onwards

  • 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 - 12pm. Booking essential (Hall) Free

  • Well Words 1 - 3pm. Free

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



  • Drop in advice 9.30am - 12.30pm. Free

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

  • Gamblers Anonymous 7-9 pm


Church Service 11.15am

For more info about our groups click here


We have a Children's Clothes Bank.

Children's Centre, school or Health Visitor/midwife, may give you a referral card to bring to Shine.


01274 738490

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St Stephen's Church

Donisthorpe St

West Bowling




Mon – Fri  9am - 3pm

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