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

September 2019

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  • 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'
  • Wedding
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  • The Eucharist (CW) - St Hugh's
  • Luncheon Club
  • Rainbows
  • Vestry Hour
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  • The Eucharist (BCP) - St James'
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  • Holy Communion (BCP) - St John's
  • Holy Communion - St Hugh's
  • Holy Communion - St John's
  • Holy Communion - St James'
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  • The Eucharist (CW) - St Hugh's
  • Rainbows
  • Vestry Hour
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  • The Eucharist (BCP) - St James'
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  • Holy Communion (BCP) - St John's
  • Holy Communion - St Hugh's
  • Holy Communion - St John's
  • Holy Communion - St James'
  • MESSY CHURCH
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  • The Eucharist (CW) - St Hugh's
  • Luncheon Club
  • Rainbows
  • Vestry Hour
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  • The Eucharist (BCP) - St James'
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  • Holy Communion (BCP) - St John's
  • Holy Communion - St Hugh's
  • Holy Communion - St John's
  • Holy Communion - St James'
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  • The Eucharist (CW) - St Hugh's
  • Rainbows
  • Vestry Hour
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  • The Eucharist (BCP) - St James'
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  • Holy Communion (BCP) - St John's
  • Holy Communion - St Hugh's
  • Holy Communion - St John's
  • Holy Communion - St James'
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1 week ago

REMINISCENCE – We are often amazed at the distant memories we uncover at our reminiscence meetings at St Hugh’s on the third Tuesday of every month. Our sessions are part history, part Memory Lane and include an interactive talk, quizzes, singing and sensory experience (admittedly nearly always food!) centred around a theme. This month we will be looking at The Home Garden, your memories of playing there, growing food and herbs perhaps, maybe your dad’s greenhouse? Why not come along and see what memories we can excavate for you on Tuesday 17th September from 2pm to 4pm at The St Hugh’s Centre. The session costs £2 and everyone is welcome!

1 week ago

FAMILY WORSHIP - SUNDAY 6TH OCTOBER 2019 – Our next Family Worship at St John’s will be our Harvest Festival. As usual after this service there will be a bring and share lunch for all to enjoy

1 week ago

MESSY CHURCH - SUNDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER 2019 - The theme for our next Messy Church which is at 4.00pm in St John’s Church Hall will be Harvest. We will be making bunting to display at our Family Worship in October. All welcome

2 weeks ago

FAMILY WORSHIP - SUNDAY 6TH OCTOBER 2019
Our next Family Worship at St John’s will be our Harvest Festival. As usual after this service there will be a bring and share lunch. If you are able to bring some food to share please could you sign up on the list at the back of St John’s. These will be available during September.

2 weeks ago

MESSY CHURCH - SUNDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER 2019 The theme for our next Messy Church at
4.00 pm at St John’s Church Hall will be Harvest.
We will be making bunting to display at our Family
Worship in October. All welcome

2 weeks ago

THIS SUNDAY: The Twelfth Sunday after Trinity
8.30am Holy Communion at St John’s Church
9.00am Holy Communion at St Hugh’s Church
10.00am Holy Communion at St John’s Church
10.30am Holy Communion at St James’ Church
2.00pm Baptism at St John’s Church
3.15pm Baptism at St John’s Church
6.00pm Taize Service at St James’ Church

2 months ago

On Sunday 21st July - 4pm at St John’s Church Hall
We have our monthly Messy Church
This month’s theme is 'The Good Samaritan'.
We welcome you to come and explore what Christians believe through craft, activities and worship followed by a light tea & refreshments.

2 months ago

THIS SUNDAY: The Fourth Sunday after Trinity
10.00am Confirmation Service at St John’s Church
3.15pm Baptism at St John’s Church

2 months ago

LET’S BEAT HOLIDAY HUNGER - Once again we will be running this valuable scheme which recognises that during the school summer holidays, many parents/carers struggle to feed children who are eligible for free school meals in term time. Last summer we supplied 180 lunches to local children solely from donations received by our church congregations and other local organisations. There will be open collection sessions between 9.30am and 11.30am on Mondays at St James’ Church and on Wednesdays at The St Hugh’s Centre from 29th July until 28th August (no session 26th August for Bank Holiday). Parents/carers can call in for a free lunch supplies pack which will contain about 3 days’ worth of provisions. Please spread the word to anyone who you think would benefit from this scheme. Again we are depending on donations of food items and, if you are able to help with this, please pick up a leaflet from church with a list of suggested donations. Donations can be left in the collections boxes in the following locations: St John’s Church Hall (outside the hall main door), St James’ Church (collection box in the entranceway), St Hugh’s Church (please add to the food bank box in the entrance).

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Weekly Worship
SUNDAY SERVICES
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.MESSY CHURCH
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.
TUESDAY SERVICES
9:30am – Said Eucharist – St Hugh’s
WEDNESDAY SERVICES
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