St Stephen’s Church is busy community centre based in the heart of West Bowling. The church has been open since 1860. We have been working to restore the building to make it a usable building to as many people in the area as possible. We know that in the last 157 years that St Stephens has been a very special place to many people and we want it to be up going for another 150 years.
Each week we run exercise classes, jobs search clubs, arts and crafts classes, refugee welcome groups and much more.
NPower have allocated funding for a biomass boiler and underfloor heating but are waiting until there is funding for the floor to confirm this. This means we still need to raise an additional £60,000 to pay for the floor.
We have set ourselves the target of 90 days to raise the needed funds. We will be launching Warm the Heart on 1st March 2017 and celebrating on 29th May 2017.
Our focus is on people, but getting new heating and a new floor is essential for us to work with more people throughout the year.
We will be holding a series of fun fundraising events for everyone to get involved, including, the comedian Andy Kind, music nights, quiz nights, football tournaments, a 24 hour snooker-a-thon, a jumble sale, an African fashion show, printmaking and stained glass workshops. We want everyone to everyone to come along and get involved. Have a look around the site and don’t forget to follow, like, share, attend and donate!