Welcome to the Parish of Baildon

Welcome to the Church of England in Baildon. We have three churches, St John’s Parish Church, St James’ Church and St Hugh’s. Our Churches are a witness to God’s love in this community as we meet together for prayer and worship every Sunday and serve this community in all sorts of ways. You will find a warm welcome at any of our churches and we are always here for you.

Christenings and Weddings

If you would like to arrange a Christening or Wedding, come along to our weekly Vestry Hour on Tuesdays from 6.00pm to 7.00pm at St John’s Church Hall on Hallcliffe, Baildon. You don’t need an appointment and a member of the clergy will be there to advise and help you book your special occasion. You can also arrange the reading of your banns at this session if you live in the parish and are getting married elsewhere.

St John’s is situated in the heart of Baildon centre. We welcome you to join us at any of our church services, social groups and regular fund raising events. ‘more

St James’ known locally as ‘the little white church’ for its picturesque chocolate-box appeal is popular for Weddings and Christenings. Situated in the Charlestown area of Baildon ‘more

St Hugh’s church and Community Centre serves the lower Baildon community. Offering church services, social groups, food bank, community involvement and children’s services. ‘more

February 2020

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • Holy Communion (BCP) - St John's
  • Holy Communion - St Hugh's
  • Holy Communion - St John's
  • Family Worship - St John's
  • Holy Communion - St James'
  • The Eucharist (CW) - St Hugh's
  • Luncheon Club
  • Rainbows
  • Vestry Hour
  • The Eucharist (BCP) - St James'
  • Holy Communion (BCP) - St John's
  • Holy Communion - St Hugh's
  • Holy Communion - St John's
  • Holy Communion - St James'
  • The Eucharist (CW) - St Hugh's
  • Rainbows
  • Vestry Hour
  • The Eucharist (BCP) - St James'
  • Holy Communion (BCP) - St John's
  • Holy Communion - St Hugh's
  • Holy Communion - St John's
  • Holy Communion - St James'
  • The Eucharist (CW) - St Hugh's
  • Luncheon Club
  • Rainbows
  • Vestry Hour
  • The Eucharist (BCP) - St James'
  • Holy Communion (BCP) - St John's
  • Holy Communion - St Hugh's
  • Holy Communion - St John's
  • Holy Communion - St James'
  • The Eucharist (CW) - St Hugh's
  • Rainbows
  • Vestry Hour
  • The Eucharist (BCP) - St James'

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1 week ago
Our Land. Our Rights.

PEOPLE AND THE PLANT? OR PROFIT? - It doesn’t have to be an either - or question. UK companies create jobs and opportunities for people around the world. It’s too easy for UK companies working in poorer countries to harm the environment and abuse people’s basic rights in ways, such as grabbing precious land, breaking promises, and dividing communities in some of the world’s poorest countries They would never dream of doing this in the UK. We can sign an online petition set up by the Traidcraft Exchange Team. It sends an email to the Prime Minister letting the government know that we are calling for a new law to stop UK companies from violating people’s basic rights or damaging the environment. UK companies create jobs and opportunities. But they must also respect people's rights and the environment. Go to https://action.traidcraft.org.uk/our-land-our-rights

It’s too easy for UK companies to trample over people’s rights and the planet in pursuit of profit.Together, we can demand better.Join our call to the Prime Minister for a new law making UK companies respect people and the environment.

1 week ago

PART-TIME ADMINISTRATOR - The Parish of Baildon is looking to appoint a part-time Assistant Administrator. The person we are looking for will be able to work either on Thursday evening or Friday during the day. The post is for 3 hours and the pay is £9 - £10 per hour dependent upon experience. The successful applicant will be able to work in Word (including Publisher) and Outlook. The post includes compiling the weekly notice sheet for the parish and other literature and photocopying as well as other related admin tasks. There maybe the opportunity to extend these hours. If you would like to know more about this post please speak to Canon Sandra (01274 589005) or email sandrabenham@btinternet.com for a job description and application form.

2 weeks ago

NEW CAFÉ – Join us for a coffee and a chat at our weekly Parish café in St James’ Lounge from 8.45am to 11.45am, on Wednesdays 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th March. This is a great chance to meet with friends in comfortable surroundings and enjoy a great coffee. Would you like to be part of the team of volunteers running the café? Talk to Alison Boggie on 07729 048797.

3 weeks ago

LOOKING TO VOLUNTEER FOR THE PARISH? - The position of PCC Secretary is an exciting and interesting role. The parish needs to fill this position with either one or two volunteers. The duties of PCC Secretary are varied and involve sharing information with members, collecting information from the diocese in preparation for meetings and other general administration tasks. The other requirement is for a Minute Taker to attend PCC and Standing Committee meetings, take notes and produce accurate minutes. Both roles require computer literacy, including using Word and email. Please contact Revd Sandra for further details or a general chat about this exciting position.

1 month ago

Join us for a Burns Night celebration with a Ceilidh. Tickets from Matt and Andrew Illingworth: 07927 409330

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Weekly Worship
8:30am – Said Eucharist – St John’s
9:00am – Sung Eucharist – St Hugh’s
10:00am – Sung Eucharist – St John’s
10:30am – Sung Eucharist – St James’
St John’s 10.00am Sunday worship follows this pattern:
1st Sunday in the month – Family Worship (non-Eucharistic). ¾ of a hour of child-friendly worship including song, activities and prayers.
2nd, 3rd and 4th Sundays – Sung Eucharist
5th Sunday – Joint Worship. The whole Parish worships together at either St John’s, St James’ or St Hugh’s on a rotational basis.
4:00pm – 3rd Sunday of the month at St John’s Church Hall: Messy Church – child-focussed activities including crafts, songs, lots of sticking and gluing, learning about a particular story in the Bible and all finished with a light tea. Children of all ages are very welcome.
9:30am – Said Eucharist – St Hugh’s
10:00am – Said Eucharist – St James’

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Rev Sandra Benham, Vicar of Baildon
Sandra’s role is to lead, with others both lay and ordained, the community of faith in Baildon and to be public face of the Church. This includes leading worship in our three Churches, being a presence in the wider community through work with schools, community organisations and other institutions as well as having a civic responsibility in the town.

Rev Sandra Benham
Rev Sandra BenhamVicar of Baildon

John’s role is to offer support to the Vicar and the other clergy, to protect the fabric and inventory of the three Churches and to be welcoming to all who wish to worship in the parish.

John Guest
John GuestChurchwarden of The Parish of Baildon

Sarah offers administrative support to our churches and runs the parish office. She also works as our Parish Community Development Worker which involves setting up groups, bringing in community support and funding to benefit the wider Baildon community.

Sarah Baxter
Sarah BaxterParish Administrator and Community Development Worker

Rev Ruth Yeoman, Associate Priest, working half-time

‘Ruth works as a member of the ministry team across the whole parish. She engages particularly with children and young families, including ministry to local schools, and will be exploring new informal and creative styles of worship.’

Rev Ruth Yeoman
Rev Ruth YeomanAssociate Priest

Sheila’s role is to represent parishioners and support the Vicar and other clergy in the running of the parish. She looks after the churches and everything in them.

Sheila Matthews
Sheila MatthewsChurchwarden of The Parish of Baildon