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Kirdford with

Plaistow & Ifold

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St John the Baptist,

Kirdford

Holy Trinity,

Plaistow


The external stonework of Plaistow church is in need of major repairs.

As a first stage in this work, we need an investigative survey to assess the cost of the repairs, and we are fortunate in being awarded a grant by the National Churches Trust to help with the cost of the survey.

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WELCOME - JUNE 2024

Welcome to our website, which is  updated each month.

Our Church of England parish falls within the Diocese of Chichester and covers a wide area, encompassing the three villages of Kirdford, Plaistow & Ifold in West Sussex. For this reason we have two churches (in Kirdford and Plaistow), centres of worship and symbols of the spiritual life of the parish for many centuries.

All are welcome to join our Sunday worship – please click on “Services & events” above for a list of this month's services. Both churches are open for private prayer during the day.

Kirdford church (St John the Baptist) is an impressive stone-built medieval church with features from Norman times and four Kempe stained glass windows. Its bell tower houses six bells that are rung regularly.

Plaistow church (Holy Trinity) is a Victorian gem – a stone-built church with two Kempe stained glass windows.

For more information about our Parish (including our church buildings and the life and work our Church), as well as our news and other activities, please click on the headings in the navigation bar above.

For an interactive map of the parish, click the box to the right.

If any of our pages doesn't display properly after our monthly update, try refreshing the page or clearing your browser's history.

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guarding

FSW FOOD BANK

If anyone would like to help maintain the supplies in our foodbank, we would be very grateful for donations.

There are boxes for your donations in both Kirdford and Plaistow churches, in Kirdford Village Stores and Plaistow Stores. The food will be distibuted by the charity Family Support Work (FSW).

Many, many thanks, the foodbank team.

CHANGES BECAUSE OF THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) OUTBREAK

We are pleased to announce that both of our churches - St John the Baptist in Kirdford and Holy Trinity in Plaistow - are now open every day for private prayer, and Sunday church services have also resumed. Click "Services & events" above for more detail..  

There are also some messages about additional resources at the bottom of this page.

Above: On Sunday 9th June 2024 at 10.00 in Kirdford church we will be holding a special commemoration service for the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings on 6th June 1944.

We will be marking the sacrifices of the South Saskatchewan Regiment, Canada, who lived in the Parish from 1941 to 1943 before their deployment further south to prepare for the landings.

This will be a joint service between the Parish of Kirdford with Plaistow and Ifold, and the Parish of Wisborough Green.

THE LORD'S PRAYER TRAIL

THROUGH

KIRDFORD CHURCHYARD

In this Trail through Kirdford churchyard we aim to engage with the Lord's Prayer in a deeper and more meaningful way that we are perhaps used to, whilst enjoyng the beauty of nature.

Free booklets giving a map of the Trail are available in Kirdford church (on the left as you enter).

A GRANT TO HELP SURVEY PLAISTOW CHURCH

FOR MUCH NEEDED REPAIRS

DO YOU SHOP ON-LINE?

Try this website – www.easyfundraising.org.uk

Choose St John the Baptist Church – Kirdford as your supported charity.

Use the links to visit your favourite retailer and shop on line as usual (over 5000 retailers to choose from).

Our parish will receive donations from the retailers without it costing you a penny.

MESSAGES FOR OUR PARISH DURING THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK  


SOMEONE TO TALK TO

In these difficult days there may be people in the parish feeling alone, sad, depressed or just simply hugely missing human contact and in need of someone to talk to. If you or anyone you know is in this situation, help is just a phone call away. Please contact Janice Taylor, our Licensed Lay Minister (click "Contact" above for contact details) and she will arrange for the right person to call you back either for a one-off conversation or to establish a regular arrangement depending on what is needed.

OTHER RESOURCES

CHURCH OPENING: We are pleased to announce that both of our churches - St John the Baptist in Kirdford and Holy Trinity in Plaistow - are now open every day for private prayer, and Sunday church services have also resumed. Click on "Services & events" above for more details.

ON-LINE RESOURCES: For information about general on-line resources, and broadcast & streamed services, click these links to the Church of England and Diocese of Chichester websites.

'WORD FOR TODAY': Please note that copies of the bible reading notes ‘Word for Today’ will be left in both our churches, so do take a copy of you want to - they’re free.

'DAILY HOPE' PHONE LINE: The Church of England has set up a free 24-hr phone line, 0800 804 8044, called "Daily Hope", which offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services - you can select 4 options by pressing the number keys on your phone. Please pass this information on to anyone you know who has no access to the internet.

PRAYERS FOR USE DURING THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK. This is a booklet of prayers produced by the Church of England. To view a pdf of the booklet, click here.

PRAYER CHAIN. The 'Prayer Chain' in our Parish consists of the members of our Healing/Prayer Ministry Team. If you would like them to pray for any need, for yourself or others, please contact our Licensed Lay Minister, Janice Taylor (click 'Contact' in the navigation bar above).

Updated on 28th May 2024 - watch this space for any future updates

LINK UP

A weekly News Sheet, called "LINK UP", is normally produced for each Sunday 

to provide details of that day's services, as well as what's happening the following

week.  For the latest LINK UP click on the logo (opens a new window to a page

on the website of Wisborough Green Parish). 

CHURCH GIVING AND DONATIONS

These are options for giving and making donations to our church mission and expenses.

Our bank details are:

Co-operative Bank, Account name PCC Kirdford, Account number 67211395, Sort code 08 92 99.

For the Parish Giving Scheme link to our parish, click here, for either a one-off donation or regular giving.

Any questions, please contact our Treasurer Mrs Sue Bowman (contact details in the Parish News).