We are the Diocese of Leeds....in West Bowling, Bradford

St Stephen’s Bowling is situated in an area of great need in the centre of the city of Bradford. Its vicar, the Revd Jimmy Hinton and his wife, Sarah both have a heart for the poor and their church has become a hub for the local community with its Shine project which includes a weekly Craft club, a CAP Job Club, access to computers, a gardening club, wellbeing activities and a Children’s Clothing Bank. Around the church building there are football nets and spaces for local youngsters to play.

The film shows a day in the life of St Stephens. The weekly Refugee welcome group is run in partnership with Refugee Action. There are activities for children to meet with others who understand their situation, and, as well as general support, the adults can receive advice on their status and other wellbeing activities. 

The creative group is Creative Threads. It meets once a week and provides a supportive social group for those from the church and community - encouraging friendship as well as teaching new skill.