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WELCOME -  MARCH 2020

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 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:  This stained-glass window “Christ blessing children”, made by James Powell & Sons in 1894, is located in Kirdford church and shows mothers bringing their children to Jesus.  It is based on the episode described in Luke 18:16, when the disciples tried to prevent people bringing their children to Jesus, who then said “Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs.”

Our Mothering Sunday service, for all ages, is on Sunday 22nd March at 10am in Kirdford church.

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