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’s 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.
View our regular services pattern here or view our Calendar below.
We hope the Covid measures we have in place encourage you to visit us with confidence. If you have any concerns at all, please let us know. We live-stream our Sunday Service on our Facebook page every week. The weekly service booklet is available on our website so you can follow the service at home – click on ‘Service Sheet and News’ on the tab below.

Christenings and Weddings

If you would like to arrange a wedding or christening, come along to Vestry Hour any Tuesday at St John’s Church Hall between 6pm and 7pm to speak to a member of our clergy team.

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March 2024

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • Holy Communion
  • St Hugh's Service of the Word
  • Holy Communion at St John's
  • Night Prayer
  • Vestry Hour
  • Mothering Sunday Family Service
  • St James's Service of the Word
  • Night Prayer
  • Vestry Hour
  • Holy Communion Service
  • St Hugh's Holy Communion Service
  • Holy Communion Service at St John's
  • Messy Church
  • Night Prayer
  • Vestry Hour
  • Holy Communion Service at St John's
  • St James's Holy Communion Service
  • Last Words of Love Service
  • Night Prayer
  • Vestry Hour
  • Stations of the Cross Service
  • Pilgrimage
  • Good Friday Lunch
  • Last Hour at the Cross
  • Dawn Service
  • Easter Communion with hymns
  • Easter Day Communion
  • Easter Crafts and Easter Bonnet Parade

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

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Lent is a sacred time in the church and we have put together a programme of services and activities to accompany you on your Lenten journey. Have a look through our Lent Booklet for 2024 - there is something for everyone, right on your doorstep, here in the Parish of Baildon.
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The Children's Society has always been important to us and we have supported them for many years. Please do help us to fund raise for them by attending our annual Chocolate Coffee Morning at St James's Church on Saturday 23rd March. You will be most welcome!
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First Sunday in Lent Holy Communion
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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.

Ian’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.

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.

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.’

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.