Come along to our annual Strawberry Cream Tea with Silent Auction on Saturday 6th July at 2.00pm at St James’ Church. Tickets are £4.50 and available from Diane Robinson. Funds raised will go to Parish funds. Do you have any items you could donate for our silent auction – toiletries, chocolates, wine/spirits, unwanted gifts? If so, please contact Diane on 01274 587712.


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.


We warmly welcome you to join us for a special service of reflection with prayers and readings on Sunday 23rd June at St James’ Church, starting at 6.00pm.


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.


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.


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.


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.


In order that we have a plan for the future of Parish of Baildon, the PCC begun some work on strategic planning which is continuing. It is an exciting piece of work and means that as a Parish will can see where we are aiming for in the next few years in order to live out the Diocesan Vision of Confident Christians, Growing Churches and Transforming Communities. The Diocese has developed a toolkit to help us in this work and at the BEAF meeting (Bradford Episcopal Area Forum) on Thursday 23rd May this will be explained more fully. All Deanery Synod Reps are invited and if there is anyone else who would like to know more about how this can help Baildon to think about its future planning, they are very welcome to attend. The meeting is at St Margaret’s Church, Thornbury at 7:30pm, with refreshments from 7pm and if you need a lift please see either Sandra or Ruth.


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.


If you can, do come along and join us for prayer at St James’ Church at 12 noon every weekday from Thursday 30 May – until and including Saturday 8 June for about half an hour. We will be sharing in a global movement of prayer started by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York three years ago, as communities pray ‘Come, Holy Spirit’. It is never possible to choose a time when everyone can join in, so do go to the website to find out more information about other ways to share in the prayer.