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WELCOME - APRIL 2020
Welcome to our website, which is updated each month, or whenever there is a new message from our Vicar during the coronavirus outbreak.
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.
Until further notice, there will be no public church services in our parish and both church buildings are closed (see the note above).
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 below.
Above: The font in Kirdford church, which is normally the focus for the renewal of baptismal vows by the congregation at our service on Easter Sunday.
Easter Sunday this year is on 12th April, but see the note at the top of the page for the latest news on the suspension of services due to the coronavirus.
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CHANGES BECAUSE OF THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) OUTBREAK
Following the Government's latest instructions, the Church of England has closed all churches, and all church services are suspended. There will also be no church weddings or baptisms; however, funerals at the graveside or in crematoriums can take place, but only in line with Government instructions.
However, we are still Church - though looking very different. To see how we will continue "being Church" in our Parish during the coronavirus outbreak, please read the latest message (on 1st April) from our Vicar, Rev Pauline Lucas (click 'News and views' above),
To see Pauline's prayers and thoughts on the Gospel reading for Sunday 29th March, click on "Services and events" above.
For information about general on-line resources, and broadcast & streamed services, click this link to the website.
APRIL PARISH NEWS
During this coronavirus emergency it is not possible to deliver the physical copies of our parish magazine, the Parish News, so we have made the April Parish News available to view or download on this website (click the box below).
Updated on 1st April 2020 - watch this space for any future updates