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25th March 2020

Updated Info

The Community Worker for the CofE Churches is still working and they tell us that the three CofE Churches in Baildon will all have a box outside their doors for food donations, from today and will also do their best to provide food parcels when needed.

It is anticipated that there will be a big increase in demand for food parcels and we are all asked to donate some food and toiletries into these boxes.

For the BRADFORD Council CV page click HERE who provide Community Support for people in need during the Coronavirus outbreak and also how to offer to volunteer.  This is the number for anyone to use if they live alone and have no-one to help them out. 01274 431000.

We’ve already referred someone who lives in Baildon on their own and has no family or friends, to the Coronavirus helpline number today.  We were asked to help this person via the Church’s help e-Mail.

19th March 2020

Daily Prayer and Weekly Services

Our love and prayers come out to all of you at this incredibly difficult time. Already pastoral groups are increasing their support for one another and working out how to help those who are most alone or vulnerable because of this pandemic; thank you for all the good ideas you are sharing and for the ways in which you are (metaphorically) embracing one another.

As our normal pattern of worship has been interrupted, we are looking at ways to help us keep that sense of togetherness in prayer and worship. There are services online, and you can find them via and also from the URC at

Of course there is the issue of those who are not online, and perhaps those with computers would be willing to print services and take them round to those who cannot access them any other way?

Attached is a PDF of the daily Morning prayer from the Methodist Worship Book, and it may help our sense of cohesion if we get into a pattern of prayer which we know others are praying too. This would only need to be printed once, and can be used throughout the time when we will not be able to meet together. For those of you with Worship Books, you will find it there.

Also attached is a Service for Sunday, with Prayers and a Reflection on the Old Testament reading.

We hope you find these useful.

We hold you all in prayer and will be meeting this afternoon (Wednesday) to work our a way forward.

God bless
Nick, Christine and Phil

19th March 2020
(The Fold remains open for current user groups at present)

In line with Government and Methodist Church guidance and for the protection of the health and wellbeing of our community during the Covid-19 virus epidemic, we have decided today that the premises and all activities at Baildon Methodist Church and Wesleys will close as from the end of today, Wednesday 18 March 2020.  We are of course very sad about this decision.

This means that there will be no Sunday services or any weekday activities on the premises until further notice.  Please share this information by telephone with anyone who you know who will not receive this message electronically.

If you need to contact a Minister, please ring 0845 6060820.

If you have an enquiry, we are setting up an email at and this should be live from 8:00am on Thursday 19 March and somebody will get back to you.

Perhaps you would like us to arrange for a friendly volunteer to ring you from time to time, if you are on your own.
If you would like someone to pray with you over the phone, this can be arranged.
We will do our best to link you to practical assistance with shopping or prescriptions.

We are working closely with Baildon Community Link, who are co-ordinating offers of help and seeking to meet needs as they arise.  To contact Baildon Community Link directly, ring 01274 588681.

Donations of food for people in need of food assistance can be left in the porch at Baildon Community Link, the Age UK shop on Westgate, or at the Co-op.

We look forward to being able to send out much better news before too long and to bring our Church family and Wesleys community back together, face to face, once again.  Until then, please follow Government advice about protecting your health and that of others and keep up contacts and friendships by using the phone, emails, and social media.

The Leadership Team, Baildon Methodist Church

Click HERE for Sunday 22nd March 2020 [Mothering Sunday] Service