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, updated at the beginning of 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: The glass entrance doors of Kirdford church, which are engraved with an apple tree motif to reflect the apple growing heritage of the village.

Sadly, we no longer see the apple harvest from local orchards being brought to the Kirdford Growers cooperative (now the site of Bramley Close and Russet Place, with Kirdford Village Stores). However, the villages of our parish will still be celebrating "harvest home" with our Harvest Festival service on Sunday 24th September and a Harvest Barn Dance on Saturday 23rd September. Click on "Services and Events" above for more details.

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