The Church of England Parish of

Kirdford with

Plaistow & Ifold


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St John the Baptist,


Holy Trinity,




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Welcome to our website, which is updated every 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 and mid-week worship – please click on “services & events” above for a list of this month's services. Both church buildings are also open during the day for visitors and private prayer.

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 lychgate at Kirdford church. This contains panels recording the names of men from the parish who lost their lives in the two world wars. This year's Remembrance Service takes place at Kirdford church on Sunday 11th November at 10.50am. There will also be an outdoor candle-lit Act of Remembrance in Plaistow starting at Plaistow church at 6.10 pm.

As it is 100 years since the end of the First World War, up until Saturday 10th November there is also a small exhibition in Kirdford church giving details of some of the men who lost their lives in the war – some from the parish and some related to current parish residents. There are also Perspex figures of servicemen installed in the pews of both our churches, part of the “there but not there” campaign.

There are more events associated with this year's commemoration in both Kirdford and Plaistow on Sunday 11th November. For more details, click on “News and views” above, and then click “Gleanings from the Parish News”.

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