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SHINE is a Christian ministry working together with people with learning disabilities so they live life to the full and have opportunity to learn more about Jesus


The Shine group began in January 2008 supported by the churches of Melksham.

At our monthly meetings we have fun, make friends and learn about God’s love. 

We include Christian worship and teaching and sometimes we have

a craft activity, drama or a game but we ALWAYS start with tea and cakes!

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The Sunday meetings are at

Queensway Chapel

Pembroke Road



SN12 7NB


We meet on the third Sunday of each month

3:00pm to 4:30pm at

Queensway Chapel

If you would like to know more about Shine Sunday

Myles & Cath Pilling

Tel: 01225 707550

Stuart and Ann Arnold

Tel: 01225 703967

Shine Friendship Café and Shine Activities

Shine Friendship Café is a social space for adults with learning difficulties and support workers to meet over coffee, meet with friends and make new friends. Hot and cold snacks and drinks tuck shop, karaoke, prize bingo,

Parking on site and accessible facilities.

Every Friday 10am –12noon

at Queensway Chapel Hall, Pembroke Rd, Melksham, SN12 7NB


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Shine Activities meet on Friday afternoons, 1.30-3:00pm for drama, baking, craft, puzzles, games, with refreshments and Christian songs to finish.

NO Café or Activities on

April 7th and 14th

May 26th, June 2nd

July 28th

August 4, 11, 18, 25th

September 1st

No Activities on May 19th



Lighthouse, a Christian group for adults with a learning disability is led by Tim Newman, a young man, who has heard God calling him to reach out to others with learning disabilities.

The group meets monthly at Bethesda Baptist church, Trowbridge from 7.30-9pm.

We start with coffee and chat and then worship God together and learn from the bible.

2023 Meeting dates

20th April

11th May

15th June

13th July

Other Dates

April 23rd No limits Celebration of 25 years in the afternoon at Southwick Village Hall

For more information contact:

Tim or Jacky Newman 01225 762337

or Myles or Cath Pilling 01225 707550

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