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.


Christmas will soon be here and we’ve been planning our Christmas Market on 1st and 2nd December. There are various stalls at this event which rely on donations: Plants, Cakes and Sweets, Christmas Decorations and Candles, Toys, Jewellery, Toiletries. If you have any new or nearly new items that we could sell, please bring them to church and put in the collection boxes at the back of St John’s and St James’ (from 14th October). We also need good quality items for our luxury hamper – please give donations to Michael Petts.

Junior Choir Concert

JUNIOR CHOIR AND FRIENDS CONCERT will take place on Saturday 20th October 2018 in St John’s Church Hall. The bar will be open from 6:30pm and the musical entertainment will start at 7pm. A Cheese Supper is included. Tickets will be sold by the Junior Choir after Sunday morning services or by email: After the success of last year’s event we anticipate that we will sell-out quickly so it is advisable to book tickets soon! Tickets – £5 for Adults, £4 for Children.



The Ladies’ Fellowship invite you to a coffee morning on Saturday 6th October, 10am to 11.30am in St John’s Church hall.


Can you help our parish by delivering the Gift Day Flame around Baildon? We want to tell our local community about all the good work we do, invite them to our Advent and Christmas services and ask for their support. If you are willing to help, please put your name against a street or streets on the list at the back of St John’s, for the village area. For St Hugh’s and St James, copies will be sent to churches for your usual distribution process. We also need volunteers on Thursday 25th October from 10am to fold the Flame, insert a Gift Aid form and envelope. If you can help us, please let Reverend Sandra or Sarah Baxter know.