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Cream Teas in Baydon – Sunday 9 July
The Cream Teas in Baydon was well attended and the delicious home-made scones and cakes were enjoyed by everyone who came, it was a lovely way to spend a summer afternoon.
It raised £390.40 so many thanks to all who supported the event and special thanks to all who set up, baked, served, washed-up and cleared away!
Parish Churches of Wiltshire: A Guide, by Brian J Woodruffe
These fascinating books containing hundreds of beautiful photographs are available for sale at only £10 each.  Proceeds will be split between Baydon St Nicholas (in aid of desperately needed roof repairs) and the Wiltshire Historic Churches Trust.
Please contact Pamela on pamela.stnicholaslcc@gmail.com or 07815 903 796 to buy a copy.
Scene at Baydon (a bi-monthly digest of what’s going on in Baydon)
See the latest edition June 2017
Baydon Fete – 10 June 2017

On a cool summer’s day Baydon put on it’s annual fete. From early in the morning a big turnout of helpers arrived to set up the paddock. A busy but social time, with lots of running around, umming, ahing and discussion as to tent positioning and how to display all the goods on the stalls run by members of the village, church, school staff and parents.
The chilly day didn’t deter the crowds though and 207 adults came through the gate (plus many unlogged early arrivals) to share our village day.
There was much laughter and merriment as people enjoyed the usual side-shows one expects to find at a traditional village fete such as the coconut shy, skittles and Human Fruit Machine with Teas, barbecue and drinks to be had. Needless to say on a cool day the teas went very well!
Well done to the Year 6 ‘s (and parents!) who helped and had stalls on the day to appeal to all ages. Some amazing artwork was on display and for sale.
The Buzzwire (made by Postman Pete) proved to be a very popular new addition and sparked a bit of competition amongst some of the Dads.
The children particularly enjoyed getting their own back on the Year 6 boys with the Wet Sponge throwing stall; great fun to watch and do and the squeals of laughter could be heard from the bottom of the paddock! They raised a staggering £74.90.
At the bottom of the paddock there was a Penalty Shoot game out was very popular and raised an impressive £35.40
Mrs Wigglesworth’s lovely little Mini was stuffed full of balloons.
Yet again this year, there were some fantastic raffle prizes, with grateful thanks as ever to everyone who kindly donated a prize.
Thank you also to everyone who turned up and supported this year’s fete and I’m pleased to say that we raised the magnificent sum of £2,600 to be split between church and school.

Wanted – New Foundation Governors – read more

Baydon St Nicholas Primary School has a very active governing body made up of members of staff, clergy, members of the Church community and parents. A governor’s term of office lasts 4 years and most are recruited through word of mouth and/or recommendation and each has a different set of skills and experiences that make up a well-rounded Governing committee.
Due to the natural turnover of office, we are currently looking to recruit 3 Foundation Governors who are appointed by the Church authorities and have a specific responsibility in terms of monitoring and developing the Christian distinctiveness of our Church school. We would be delighted to hear from anyone who is a regular Church goer and has:-
• an interest in the school;
• a desire to contribute to the community;
• the ability to look at issues objectively;
• the confidence to ask questions and debate answers;
• a willingness to listen and make informed judgements;
• the ability to work well with others;
• time to spare.