Rainbows is a fun and exciting programme for girls aged 5 to 7. A new unit will begin in the New Year at St John’s Church Hall on Tuesdays in term time from 4.45pm to 6.00pm. If you are interested in a place for a girl or in becoming a volunteer, you are welcome to attend an Open Meeting on Tuesday 8th January 2019 at 7.30pm in St John’s Church Hall. Or you can express an interest by phoning Heather Hows on 01274 427239.


Join us for our annual service of carols, readings and anthems on Sunday 23rd December at 6pm in St John’s Church. This is always a very popular service when we hear again the story of the birth of the Christ-child.


Unfortunately we have had to cancel this year’s Parish Christmas Meal which was due to take place on Saturday 15th December at St John’s. If you have bought your ticket Julie Hudson (01274 591467) can arrange a refund for you.


This year’s event raised an amazing £3,365.49! Well done to all those who worked so very hard to make this event such a fantastic success. If you worked on the Wreath Festival, ran a stall, helped set up, organised the refreshments, decorated etc – thank you very much!


Why not come along to the St Hugh’s Centre on Thursday 8th November between 11am and 3pm where a rich variety of local organisations will be offering advice and services around health, wellbeing and safety. We’ve teamed up with four local GP surgeries to offer: free flu jabs (to qualifying people), free health checks, information for carers, advice from Trading Standards and the Police, and local services from HALE. Join us for tea and cakes and you might just win our raffle! Everyone welcome.


Would you consider joining our team of St John’s Baptism Vergers? You would be called upon on occasional Sunday afternoons to assist clergy during baptisms. For more information please contact Rev Sandra (01274 589005). Please consider prayerfully – this is a very important role in the life of our church.


We are really short of helpers to fold the Gift Day Flame and add inserts at a session on Thursday 25th October at 10am at St John’s Church Hall. If you are able to help, even for a short time, could you let either Rev Sandra (01274 589005) for Sarah Baxter (01274 594941) know? Also if you are able to commit to delivering a road or two around Baildon centre, please add your name to the list at the back of St John’s Church.


We will be having a parish Christmas meal in St John’s Church Hall on Saturday 15th December . This will be a 3 course meal with Brian from Baildon Hall doing the catering and the bar will be open. The cost will be £17 a head. Tickets will be on sale soon – get the date in your diary!


The Children’s Wreath Workshop is on Friday 26th October, 10.00am to 1.00pm at St John’s Church Hall. Blank wreaths, decorations and lots of help supplied but please bring some of your own decorations if you want. For children of school age to be accompanied by an adult. Drink and snack provided. Places will be limited so to book please contact Madeleine Sheen 01274 596272 or 07770 942726, or email –


TRAIDCRAFT CHRISTMAS CARDS – We have a selection of Traidcraft Fairtrade Christmas Cards to view and order in each church. Selling Christmas cards is our biggest fundraiser for the FT stalls in church and our profits from selling them goes towards our parish charitable giving total. Last year we were able to give £200 to Christian Aid and £200 to Save the Children. As they are already charity cards you can see that this is a win-win situation. Please come and look and you will see that they are great value cards.