About Us

The Village -
Baydon is a hilltop village situated on the Marlborough Downs close to the border of Wiltshire and Berkshire and the M4 motorway. The Village has a population of about 500 people. Most work away from the village, although there are a number of small businesses based in the village and a few people who work on local farms.

Education -
There is a thriving Church of England V.A. School of over children, which is also the largest employer in the village. Strong and close links exist between Church and School, through our Foundation Governors on the Governing Body, weekly worship led by the clergy, and Open the Book (dramatic Biblical storytelling offering by our church teams). 

Amenities -
The village has a combined post office and shop, also a pub. There are a number of active clubs and societies including: youth club, Brownies, Thursday Club (for senior citizens), WI, cricket club and pre-school groups.

St Nicholas’ Church -
St Nicholas’ Church is now the only Church in the village. The building dates from Norman times and is attractively maintained and well-loved in the community. It has its own burial ground in the churchyard.

Along with the other churches in the Parish of Whitton we offer a range of worship, including Holy Communion, Contemporary Praise, Matins and Informal Worship. Generally, we join together with the other congregations once a month for shared worship.

Pastoral ministry is important to us and we invite you to contact one of the clergy if you would like a visit.

The Local Church Committee is made up of members with a variety of ages and backgrounds. A successful project was undertaken to improve the funding of the Church by encouraging planned giving.