Are you feeling that it would be helpful to join with others for prayer and to get a bit of structure into our days? I am organising, through Zoom web conferencing, a wonderful way that we can come together, see each other every weekday at 9am (starting Monday 30th March) and say Morning Prayer together but in our own homes. How does this work I hear you asking? If you would like to join us, just send me an email asking to join and I will send you an invitation via email to join the Zoom group. You will get a link which will take you through the installation of Zoom (it’s really easy) and then you can join us, see us and hear us! Your device will need a camera on it and also in order to join in you may find it helpful to have either another device with Morning Prayer downloaded or the actual book. Please reply to

We are holding a free workshop for children of school age (with accompanying adult) at St John’s Church Hall on Saturday 16th November from 10am to 12.30pm. To book a place please contact Sarah Standley on 07792 991181 or email: Blank wreaths and decorations will be provided or your child/grandchild can bring their own. Includes a drink and snack.


This year we will be holding two free workshops for making and repairing wreaths for the 2019 Wreath Festival: Monday 11th November from 7pm to 9.30pm at St James’ Church and Wednesday 13th November from 10am to 2pm in St John’s Church hall upper room. Blank wreaths and decorations will be provided but if you have anything you would like to use, please bring it along with any tools you might need (glue guns, wire cutters etc will be available). The wreaths will be displayed in church over the Festival weekend (30th November/1st December) and many of them will be on sale to raise funds. Experienced wreath makers and beginners are welcome to both drop-in sessions. Help will be on hand if you need it. If possible, please let Madeleine Sheen know if you intend to come on 01274 596272, mob: 07770 942726 or email:


We are taking orders for Traidcraft Christmas Cards. They will be available to view this week and next week at all three churches and order forms will be available. Christmas card sales are a big fundraiser for our charitable giving and we gave £550 last year to Traidcraft Exchange, Christian Aid and Save the Children so please try to buy at least one pack from us. Thank you.


Join us for a coffee morning at St James’ Church on Saturday 19th October, 10am to 11.30am to raise money for The Shell Fund.


This Sunday, you have are invited to wear a name badge during main Sunday worship. As worshipping communities we do this from time to time, as an opportunity to exchange a few words with someone we don’t know or to be reminded of someone’s name, if we have forgotten it.


During the weekend of Baildon at Christmas (Sunday 1st December) we are planning to organise, as in previous years, the Christmas market at St John’s on both Saturday 30th November and Sunday 1st. We are planning to have stalls in the Hall, refreshments and the Wreath Festival in St John’s Church on both days.  In order that we can now plan this event we are holding a meeting on Sunday 8th September at 12 noon at St John’s Church Hall.  If you would like to be involved in this event in any way, either with the Wreath Festival, refreshments, with the stalls in either staffing them or you have an idea for a new stall please do come along to this very important meeting.  As you know this weekend is both a major fundraising event for the Parish and also a wonderful time when the community comes together so it is important that we plan well ahead of time.  I am delighted to say that Charlotte Scholar has kindly agreed to manage this event for us.  If you have any queries please do speak to Charlotte, Sandra or Ruth.

Join us for an illustrated talk by Roy Lorrain-Smith about his journey with drawing. Entry is free and the talk takes place at St James’ Church on Friday 6th September 2019 at 7.30pm. Refreshments are available and any donations will be given to the Baildon Imagination Library.

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).