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

November 2019

  • Baptism Preparation Session
  • Holy Communion (BCP) - St John's
  • Holy Communion - St Hugh's
  • Family Worship - St John's
  • Holy Communion - St James'
  • Celtic Communion
  • Church in the World Committee
  • The Eucharist (CW) - St Hugh's
  • Parish Prayer Group meeting
  • Vestry Hour
  • The Eucharist (BCP) - St James'
  • Julian Meeting
  • St Hugh's Opening Event
  • Holy Communion (BCP) - St John's
  • Holy Communion - St Hugh's
  • Holy Communion - St John's
  • Holy Communion - St James'
  • Mission and Ministry Committee Meeting
  • The Eucharist (CW) - St Hugh's
  • Luncheon Club
  • Rainbows
  • Vestry Hour
  • The Eucharist (BCP) - St James'
  • St Hugh's Management Committee Meeting
  • Wedding
  • Holy Communion (BCP) - St John's
  • Holy Communion - St Hugh's
  • Holy Communion - St John's
  • Morning Worship - St James'
  • Finance and Buildings Committee Meeting
  • The Eucharist (CW) - St Hugh's
  • Reminiscence Group
  • 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'
  • Advent Carol Service
  • Social and Fundraising Committee meeting
  • The Eucharist (CW) - St Hugh's
  • Luncheon Club
  • Rainbows
  • Vestry Hour
  • The Eucharist (BCP) - St James'
  • Christmas Market

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2 months ago

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 months 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 months 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

3 months ago

4 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.

4 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

4 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).

4 months ago

CHARITY OF THE MONTH - This month our parish will be supporting the Mission to Seafarers which provides help and support to the 1.5 million crewmen and women who face danger every day to keep our global economy afloat. Men and women at sea can be affected by any number of problems: money worries, mental health issues and loneliness, as well as piracy, shipwreck and abandonment. The charity provides practical, emotional and spiritual support. We all rely on these workers for the food and goods which we take for granted in our shops. To raise funds we will have collecting buckets in St John’s and St Hugh’s Churches, and a Coffee Morning at St James’ Church on Saturday 20th July from 10am to 11.30am. Please try to support the parish’s fund raising efforts for Mission to Seafarers in whatever way you can.

4 months ago

THIS SUNDAY: The Third Sunday after Trinity
8.30am Holy Communion at St John’s Church
9.00am Holy Communion at St Hugh’s Church
10.00am Family Worship at St John’s Church
10.30am Holy Communion at St James’ Church
2.15pm Baptism at St John’s Church
3.30pm Baptism at St John’s Church
6.00pm Celtic Communion at St John’s Church

4 months ago

SOCIAL/FUND RAISING LIFE of the PARISH – As a Parish we put on events so that we meet socially and also fundraise for the Church. The Social/Fundraising Committee are looking for new members to bring some new ideas and energy to this important part of parish life. We are holding a meeting on Monday 8th July at St John’s Hall, Cranmer Room at 7.30pm for everyone who would like to see the social and fundraising life of the parish grow. If you have ideas but don’t know how to run them, then come along and share your idea. If you have never been on a committee before, this maybe the one for you! It is for all ages and experience.

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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