The Church of England Parish of

Kirdford with

Plaistow & Ifold

St John the Baptist,


Holy Trinity,



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This page is updated at the beginning of each month. More details of these events are given in our parish magazine, the Parish News, which is on sale in both our churches (in Kirdford and Plaistow).

For more details about the Parish News, including subscriptions, please click on “Groups and activities” in the navigation bar above.

This month's services

Forthcoming events


EVERY SATURDAY, 8.30-9.00 am (Plaistow church)

+ Parish Prayer at Plaistow

Each Saturday morning at Holy Trinity Church in Plaistow we gather for half an hour of prayer, beginning at 8.30 am and finishing as the clock strikes nine o'clock.   Everybody is welcome - whether you have something specific to pray for or not.  You can voice your prayer openly or keep it private or simply affirm the prayers of others.   It's not a service as such - there are no processions, rituals, hymns or music.  We just sit around the big table and pray.

TUESDAY 16TH JULY, 6.30 pm (St Mary's church, Petworth)

+ Petworth Festival Service

This is the launch to the Petworth Festival, giving thanks to God for the amazing creativity that we're blessed to see and hear. There'll be a selection of music, readings and hymns, with an address by Stewart Collins on his 10th anniversary as Artistic Director of the Petworth Festival.

This event is orgaised by Petworth Area Churches Together (PACT).

SATURDAY 20TH & SUNDAY 21ST JULY 2019 (Various venues in Plaistow)

+ "Because we care" community fundraising weekend

Includes a 5k fun run led by Lord Sebastian Coe (or 5k walk led by Dame Julie Walters), a carnival and vintage car parade, a flower festival, an F1 Mclaren simulator, laser clay shooting with Gold medallist Peter Wilson MBE, a live band "Murdoch's Crazy Eyes", a firework dsiplay by Aurora, plus many other attractions.

For full details go to For a summary of the prgramme of events click "News & Views" above, then "Gleanings from the Parish News".

This event is to raise funds for various community projects including the  re-ordering of Plaistow church so that it can be used more flexibly, not only by the Church family, but also by the whole community.

MONDAY 29TH JULY TO FRIDAY 2ND AUGUST (Herbert Shiner Community Hall, Petworth, GU28 0EE)

+ Kids Club

Amazing fun for all Primary School age children. 9.30 am - 12.30 pm each day followed by a family fun picnic lunch 12.30 - 2.00 pm.

With giant games, bouncy slide, face painting, free drinks and cake.

£2.50 per child or £6 per family. For more information contact Annie Sneller 01798 342507, Jackie Smith 01798 342487 or Maureen Purser 01798 343102.