News & Events

  • Easter 2022
    Palm Sunday – 10 April 10.45am Outdoor Worship with St Matthew’s at Emsley Recreation Ground 11.15am Palm Sunday service Maundy Thursday – 14 April 6pm Agape Meal at St Matthew’s.

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  • Queen’s Green Canopy
    We’re delighted to have received our Queen’s Green Canopy tree and virtual plaque! The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee

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  • Audio Book Club
    Sometimes it’s tricky sitting down to read the Bible. Maybe you don’t enjoy reading, or struggle to make sense of it on your own, or maybe you get easily distracted

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  • Prayer Day – 29 January 2022
    Saturday 29th January  We’re joining together as church family from St Stephen’s and St Matthew’s to pray for our church and local community, to seek God and listen to him, as

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  • Annual Church Parish Meeting
    Find out all about the exciting future plans for St Stephens at the upcoming Annual Parish Church Meeting! The APCM is the time when you can hear reports and finances

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  • Scargill Church Holiday
    Join the church family for our weekend away together! Friday 6 May – Sunday 8 May 2022 Scargill House, Kettlewell, Skipton There will be opportunities to relax, have fun, and

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  • Christmas 2021
    We’ve got lots happening this Christmas time at St Stephen’s and St Matthew’s churches. Why don’t you pop along to one of these events/services? All are welcome! Thursday Family Church

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  • Covid Health & Safety
    You may be wondering if the way we do church is changing due to the new virus strain, Omicron. We want everyone to feel safe and comfortable when they worship

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  • Remembrance Service – 14 November
    Instead of our usual 11.15am service at St Stephen’s, we will meet together with St Matthew’s church for our annual Remembrance Service on Remembrance Sunday 14 November.   Please note this

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  • Start course – for people exploring Christianity
    Got questions about life and the Christian faith? Or perhaps you have friends with questions who you’d like to invite? Join us for food, fun and conversation. When: Tuesday evenings

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  • Primetime Leadership Course
    A leadership course for 12–18 year olds to grow in confidence and leadership skills. Bronze level starts 2 November Silver level starts January 2022. Get in touch with Luke (luke.owens@eden-network.org)

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  • Volunteer for the Dragon Boat Race
    Hope Housing is competing in a dragon boat race, and they need your help! They need volunteers to join their boat, as a drummer and 2 paddlers. Could you come

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  • Holiday at Home
    Join our Church Holiday at Home from Friday 20 – Sunday 22 August. Friday 20 August, 6pm: Worship and film night We will kick things off with some worship at

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  • In Sync Holiday at Home
    In Sync is our youth group, and this summer we are planning a Holiday at Home for them. 2–8 August Please speak to Fraser for more details.

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  • Planet Heroes: Free Holiday Club for 5–11yrs
    Tuesday 31 August – Friday 3 September1–3pm (come earlier first day to register) During the last week of the summer holidays, come to Planet Heroes, an awesome holiday club for

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  • Maintenance Weekend
    On Saturday 14 August and Sunday 15 August we will be holding a weekend of activities to help keep the church up to scratch.  Can you help with cleaning, painting, or making

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  • New Events page
    We’ve created a new events diary on the website so now you can see all our upcoming services and events in one easy-to-view place! Click on the event image or

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  • Evangelism Training – Thurs 15 July
    The Eden team invite you to an evening of evangelism training with Robin Gamble. Do you want to learn how to share your faith with your friends and neighbours. This

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  • What do you think about online church?
    We want to know how we can make our church services meet people’s needs the best. Could you give your opinions about what’s working or what’s difficult for you? Fill

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  • Thank you!
    Thanks to a generous £3,000 grant from Near Neighbours, Church Urban Fund, we will be getting a wet room! We are so thankful to Church Urban Fund for this wonderful

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  • New Church Structure
    We want St Stephen’s to be a loving and active church that invites more and more people to become part of the community. So we’ve been working on a creating

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  • Under 35s picnic – 27 June
    Weather permitting there will be a picnic for under 35’s after the morning service in two weeks’ time: Sunday 27 June All under 35’s welcome!

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  • Now hiring: Eden Team Leader
    We are partnering with the Eden Network, part of The Message Trust, to recruit a dynamic and visionary leader to lead our Eden team based here in West Bowling, Bradford.

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  • Monday Prayer Group
    Prayer group is meeting again as of Monday 17 May in line with relaxing of restrictions. We are so looking forward to being able to meet indoors again. Enjoy being

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  • Ascension Day 2021
    This Thursday 13 May is Ascension Day. From Thursday for 10 days we will give time especially to pray for God’s Kingdom to come amongst and around us. Watch the video below to

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  • Pentecost 2021
    Pentecost is on Sunday 23 May 2021. As a feast day of the church, it is when we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit to the early church (and to

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  • Proximity Conference: 7-8 May
    Proximity (the Eden conference) takes place next weekend, for those who love where they live and want to show Jesus’ love to those around them! Together we’ll be exploring what it

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  • 24 Prayer Day – May
    Today (2 May) is our 24 hour prayer day. Beginning at 8pm on Sunday 2 May and going through to 8pm on Monday 3 May, with a special focus on Monday at

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  • Litter pick around YBS Woods
    14 volunteers from our Eden team and church joined in a litter pick last Sunday, clearing up the YBS woods. Together we cleared up over 30 bags and a whole

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  • Annual Parish Church Meeting (APCM)
    Read the report Want to catch up on all St Stephens has been doing over the past year? The APCM report has it all. Find out all about the exciting

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