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

July 2019

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  • Standing Committee meeting
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  • The Eucharist (CW) - St Hugh's
  • Over 60s afternoon
  • Rainbows
  • Vestry Hour
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  • The Eucharist (BCP) - St James'
  • Julian Meeting
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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'
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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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1 month ago

CHARITY CONCERT in support of Bradford Refugee Forum - Come and enjoy an evening of music from singer/songwriter John Froud and daughter Cath at St John’s Parish Church on Wednesday, 24th July at 7.30pm. Donations are invited which will go to Bradford Refugee Forum.

1 month ago

JOINT SERVICE IN JUNE – Our next 5th Sunday joint Parish Communion Service will be held at St Hugh’s on Sunday 30th June at 10.00am. Please note there will be no other services in the parish on that day, so please do come and join us as we worship together.

1 month ago

BAILDON OPEN GARDENS - For the first time St James’ Church with its Biblical Garden is going to be taking part in the Baildon Open Gardens scheme this year, on Saturday 29th June between 10.00am and 4.00pm. The church and garden will be open for visitors, with a welcome and opportunity to share in refreshments. Do publicise this event and encourage people to come along.

1 month ago

CHRISTIAN AID - Thank you to everyone who collected, gave or helped in any way during Christian Aid week. The overall total for Baildon this year was £3,432.02. Our three churches raised £2007.33 from church collections, house-to-house collections and the Firework's Big Brekkie. We also helped with the Co-op collection which raised £684.69 and the Big Brekkie at the Moravian church which raised £98.

2 months ago

FINANCE AND BUILDING COMMITTEE - The next meeting is on Monday 21st May at 7pm in St John’s Church Hall.

2 months ago

ENJOYING LATER LIFE - Join us at The St Hugh’s Centre for an afternoon event based around positive aging. Try our taster dance exercise session for people of all mobilities and undo the hard work with a free cream tea! We will be exploring fun ways to keep the brain cells ticking too - Tuesday 21st May from 2pm to 4pm. Everybody welcome.

2 months ago

THIS SUNDAY: The Fifth Sunday of Easter
8.30am Holy Communion at St John’s Church
9.00am Holy Communion at St Hugh’s Church
10.00am Holy Communion with Baptism at St John’s Church
10.30am Café style worship at St James’ Church
4.00pm Messy Church at St John’s Church Hall

2 months ago

FAMILY WORSHIP – Our next Family Worship at St John’s is on Sunday 2nd June at 10.00am and we will thinking about Ascension Day when Jesus arose into heaven in order that the Holy Spirit might come upon the disciples.

2 months ago

ST HUGH’S OPEN DAY: Saturday 18th May, 10am to 1pm - Come and find out more about what our Parish Community Centre has to offer you. Our varied groups will be running information stalls, and there are taster sessions in Tai Chi, craft and dog obedience. Bring your pooch for a try out! Our Oasis café will be serving pie and peas and light refreshments. Please support us by calling in. The event is free but any funds raised in the café will support the work of the Centre.

2 months ago

PCC MEETING - The Parochial Church Council will meet at St John’s Church Hall on Monday 13th May at 7.30pm (prayers start at 7.10pm).

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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