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

May 2019

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
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  • The Eucharist (BCP) - St James'
  • Julian Meeting
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  • Baptism Preparation
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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'
  • Holy Communion Celtic Style
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  • The Eucharist (CW) - St Hugh's
  • Over 60s group
  • Rainbows
  • Vestry Hour
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  • The Eucharist (BCP) - St James'
  • Mothers' Union meeting
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  • Holy Communion (BCP) - St John's
  • Holy Communion - St Hugh's
  • Holy Communion - St John's
  • Holy Communion - St James'
  • Baptism
  • Crafty Worship
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  • Parochial Church Council meeting
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  • The Eucharist (CW) - St Hugh's
  • Luncheon Club
  • Rainbows
  • Vestry Hour
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  • The Eucharist (BCP) - St James'
  • Julian Meeting
  • St Hugh's Management Committee meeting
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  • Wedding
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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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  • Finance and Buildings Committee meeting
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  • The Eucharist (CW) - St Hugh's
  • Reminiscence
  • Rainbows
  • Vestry Hour
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  • The Eucharist (BCP) - St James'
  • Social Committee meeting
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  • Holy Communion (BCP) - St John's
  • Holy Communion - St Hugh's
  • Holy Communion - St John's
  • Holy Communion - St James'
  • Baptism
  • Baptism
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  • The Eucharist (CW) - St Hugh's
  • Luncheon Club
  • Rainbows
  • Vestry Hour
  • Ladies Fellowship
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  • The Eucharist (BCP) - St James'
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  • Wedding

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2 weeks ago

CRAFT IN WORSHIP - Join us for Worship through Craft; Exploring Faith through Art and Craft, on Sunday 12th May from 6.00pm to 7.15pm at St James' Church. Everyone is welcome. No talent or previous experience is required. Materials are provided or bring your own.

1 month ago

FAMILY SERVICE - Our next Family Service is on Sunday 5th May and themed around Christian Aid, our charity of the month for May. During the Service there will be an opportunity to give a donation to the work of Christian Aid. Your generous support is appreciated.

1 month ago

Midweek Services - There are no midweek services in the parish during Easter week. This affects the 9.30am service at St Hugh's on Tuesday 23rd April and the Wednesday 10am service at St James' on 24th April.

1 month ago

Join us for a special service - Waiting - on Saturday 20th April at St John's Church at 5.00pm.

1 month ago

GIN TASTING EVENING - We will be hosting a Gin Tasting evening on Friday 24th May at 7.30pm in St John’s Church Hall. Come along and enjoy a gin cocktail, taste gins with tonics and learn a bit more about botanicals! Tickets £15 (to be paid when booking) to include a bread and cheese supper. Tickets will be on sale until Sunday 12th May from Alison Boggie (01274 592339.

1 month ago

THIS SUNDAY: Easter Day
6.30am Dawn Service with breakfast at St John’s Church
8.30am Holy Communion with hymns at St John’s Church
9.00am Easter Communion at St Hugh’s Church
10.00am Easter Communion at St John’s Church
10.30am Easter Communion at St James’ Church
6.00pm Easter Evening Service at St John’s Church

1 month ago
Photos from Parish of Baildon's post

Everyone is most welcome to come along to St John's Church between 10.00am and 2.00pm on Good Friday to share in a Pilgrimage around the church using lovely Stations of the Cross created by the children of Baildon Church of England Primary School.

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THE GOOD FRIDAY WALK OF WITNESS is organised by Churches Together in Baildon. The walk starts at Wesleys (Newton Way entrance) at 11.30am. We go in silent procession behind the wooden cross down to the stocks. Those with mobility issues can just meet in the village centre at 11.45am. There is a short service, led by Peter Jackson from the Methodist Church. Afterwards you are welcome to our simple cheese lunches at 12 noon at both St John’s Church Hall or St James’ Church.

1 month ago

THIS SUNDAY: Palm Sunday
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
6.00pm Cross of Christ at St John’s Church

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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