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The PCC have taken the decision with regret that the safest option during this national lockdown is to close public worship and instead live stream our weekly Sunday service from St John’s Church. This fits with the Government’s instruction to Stay at Home. Every Sunday you can join us at 10am via our Facebook page for a live service from St John’s. The service will also be available later (on catch up!) from our YouTube channel. So you can follow the service, the weekly service booklet is available on our website under ‘News and Info>Notice Sheet’.

As in the two previous lockdowns we will resume Virtual Coffee via Zoom every Sunday at 11am. Chat with friends, catch up on news and just take the opportunity to ‘see’ people who you may not get chance to otherwise. If you are signed up to our email list, you will have received a ‘Message from Sandra’ which contains the link to follow but if not, contact Canon Sandra through the ‘Contact Us’ page. Of course we advise you to bring a beverage of your choice!

During this time, the church community is very much open and alive. There is still much on this website (see ‘Latest News’) and on our Facebook page to help worship, study and prayer. Please do have a look, there is something for every age!

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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.

January 2021

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  • Live stream Sunday Service
  • Virtual Coffee
  • Morning Prayer - (Live & Interactive)
  • Morning Prayer - (Live & Interactive)
  • Morning Prayer - (Live & Interactive)
  • Morning Prayer - (Live & Interactive)
  • Live stream Sunday Service
  • Virtual Coffee
  • Virtual Messy Church
  • Morning Prayer - (Live & Interactive)
  • Morning Prayer - (Live & Interactive)
  • Morning Prayer - (Live & Interactive)
  • Morning Prayer - (Live & Interactive)
  • Live stream Sunday Service
  • Virtual Coffee
  • Morning Prayer - (Live & Interactive)
  • Morning Prayer - (Live & Interactive)
  • Morning Prayer - (Live & Interactive)
  • Morning Prayer - (Live & Interactive)
  • Live stream Sunday Service
  • Virtual Coffee

Christenings and Weddings

If you would like to arrange a Christening or Wedding, please contact Reverend Sandra Benham, tel: 01274 589005

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

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Service on second Sunday of Epiphany

Service of Holy Communion

1 week ago
Service for Baptism of Christ

Holy Communion Service for the Baptism of Christ

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Join us for a live streamed Sunday Service from St John's here on our Facebook page, starting at 10am tomorrow, Sunday 10th January.

Catch up later on our Youtube channel. Search 'Parish of Baildon'.

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St Hugh's Centre

Thank you very much to all those who have donated food items in our collection boxes outside St John’s, St Hugh’s and St James’s. As you know, St Hugh's food bank has been very busy over the past year and 2020 saw a record number of food parcels being given to Baildon people struggling to feed themselves and their families. Unfortunately the situation isn’t improving and claims are still high. Please keep your donations of non-perishable food items coming in. Winter is such a hard time for people who are just managing to make ends meet. We want to be there for the times when the ends simply won’t come together! Currently we are short of cereals, UHT milk, tinned meat and fish, tinned potatoes, dilute juice, toiletries (shower gel, deodorant, shampoo) and carrier bags, preferably the longer life ones. We presently have plenty of pasta, baked beans, tinned tomatoes, soup and rice.

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Messy Church - This month’s Messy Church is based around the theme of the Conversion of Saint Paul. Families are invited to join us via Zoom on Sunday 17th January at 4.00pm. There will be lots to see and do and, of course, an activity for children to complete at home. To receive your link invitation, email Canon Sandra at

1 week ago

Virtual Coffee - From the comfort of your own home, join us for Virtual Coffee, every Sunday at 11.00am. This is a great chance to catch up with friends and share news and stories. We will be meeting via the video conferencing app Zoom which allows us to see and hear each other and join in conversation. All you need is an internet connection and a device with a camera and microphone. Most moderns phones, laptops and tablets have these as standard. You will have received a Zoom link in your ‘Message from Sandra’ but if not, just email Once you join Virtual Coffee, your screen will show you little pictures of all the attendees and you will be able to hear and join the conversation. Don’t forget to bring a beverage of your choice!

1 week ago
The Parish of Baildon - YouTube

Public worship suspended - For the safety of our staff, volunteers and members of the community, public worship in the Parish of Baildon is suspended during lockdown. The Parochial Church Council of Baildon has not taken the decision lightly but in the face of the current surge in cases, we feel this is the safest action. BUT you can still worship with us! We will livestream our Sunday Service every week at 10am here on our Facebook page and it will be available for you to view later on our Youtube channel. We know these are difficult times but we can get through this together and we do hope you will still join us on Sundays.

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 G...

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On Sunday 3rd January 2021 St John's Baildon will be celebrating the Epiphany, the arrival of the wise men to see Jesus. Don't forget to book into our two services at 9.00am and 11.00am (9.00am will be live streamed onto this Facebook page) using the usual methods of emailing or phoning 01274 594941. Both services will be Holy Communion.

Come and celebrate with us!!

3 weeks ago
Holy communion for Christmas Da

Christmas family communion

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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.

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.

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.

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.’

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.