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.
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.
Another great win!
We are over the moon that Sarah Hinton, Shine Manager was recognised at the Yorkshire Awards this weekend. Taking home the very prestigous Community Hero Award 2018.
Four wins for Shine and its partners
2018 has been an incredible year for Shine and its partners picking up 4 awards. It feels wonderful for the hard work put in by Shine staff and volunteers to be recognised.
Rotary Club Young Person of the Year 2018 For the creation of our children's clothes bank.
Pulse of West Yorkshire - Community Star 2018
Yorkshire Awards - Community Hero Award 2018
and Impact Gamers won a BAFTA for being the Young Games Designer Mentor 2018
Would you like a day of creativity and to help raise money for SHINE at the same time? See News page for
Impact Gamers 6-7pm. Free
Exercise for Women 7 - 8pm £2 or £1 on benefits
Celebrate Recovery 1- 2.30pm booking essential
Journey Makers at St Stephens School 3.30 - 4.30pm
Community Tea 6pm
Zumba for Women 9.30 - 10.30am
Creative Threads 11-1pm £1
Gardening Club (Summer only) 10.30am
Welcome Group for Asylum Seekers 3.30 - 5.30pm. Free
Job Search 9.30am - 2.30pm. Free
Storytelling for Under 3s 1-2pm Free
English Chat 10-am - 12am. Freebooking essential
Well Words 1 -3pm. Free
Exercise for Women 7- 8pm £3 or £1 on benefits
Drop in advice 9.30 - 1pm. Free
Dots for babies & toddlers 9.30-11.00. 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 Childrens Centre, school or Health Visitor/midwife to refer you.