Bake and Pray for Businesses in Harborne

15 years of Bake and Pray! Can you help reach out to our local area this year?

How does it work?
Bake and Pray started 15 years ago, in an attempt to reach out to the local community. The idea is that between us we bake or buy enough cakes, so that everyone working on the High Street gets to enjoy something nice to eat at work, in the run up to Christmas. This is St John’s way of saying thank you to all the shops and businesses on the High Street and in our local community.

How to get involved?
Choose your shop from the list in the Main Hall.  Make/buy a cake, then deliver it to your shop by Saturday 9th December (full instructions are supplied). You will also be given a Christmas Card to deliver with your cake, which contains our Christmas flyer, with all the times of our Christmas Services. We would love for everyone on the High Street to be personally invited to join us at our Carol Service and other events over the Christmas period, so you can extend this invitation when you deliver your cake. (If delivery is difficult for you please speak to Jude Smith and she will come up with a solution).

There are 162 shops/businesses to cover this year, so please sign up as soon as possible so we know we are delivering to all the shops! Some people have favourite shops so if you want to bake for a particular shop you need to sign up straight away. Some of the shops are much bigger than others, so feel free to sign up and bake as a group in order to provide enough cake.

What to do next?
Sign up on the map of the High Street shops available in the Main Hall from Sunday 12th November. Or you can speak to Jude Smith yourself at church, email her on, or contact The Church Office and Sue Mulholland or Jo English will pass on your details.

Tip: It is a good idea to do a little research on your shop to find out how many people work there so you know approximately how many servings to provide.

What is the ‘pray’ bit of bake and pray?

The idea is that you pray for those working in your shop or business as you bake your items, and in the run up to Christmas. What to pray for? The success of their business, for the individuals working there, for any specific problems that they might be facing, for the all that the new year brings or anything else you can think of!

7th Nov 2017 Posted in: News by Emma Orton 0

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