The Church of England Parish of

Kirdford with

Plaistow & Ifold

St John the Baptist,


Holy Trinity,



Services & events

News & views

Groups & activities

Friends of the churches



About our parish


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.

SUNDAY 11TH NOVEMBER 2018, 10.25 am (Starts near Kirdford Village Shop, Kirdford)

+ Remembrance Service with parade and exhibition

Kirdford's Rembrance Day event to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War One is as follows:

10.15 am  Parade assembles

10.25 am  Parade leaves western end of village

10.45 am  Parade arrives at church

10.50 am  Remembrance Service begins

11.50 am  All welcome at the village hall for refreshments and viewing of exhibition

For more details click on "News and views" above and then "Gleanings from the Parish News".

SUNDAY 11TH NOVEMBER 2018, 6.10 pm (Starts at Plaistow church, Plaistow)

+ Act of Remembrance with beacon and display

Plaistow's Rembrance Day event to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War One is as follows:

6.10 pm  Meet at Plaistow church for Candle-lit lantern walk to village green (bring your own lanterns)

6.30 pm  Act of Remembrance led by Rev. Pauline Lucas on Plaistow village green

6.55 pm  Last  Post

7.00 pm  Lighting of  Beacon of  Light on Plaistow village green symbolising an end to the darkness of war and a return to the light of peace.

7.05 pm  Plaistow church bell rings out for peace

7.10 pm  Refreshments at Winterton Hall.  BBQ bangers and mulled wine with donations in aid of various Service Charities. Display  of  WW1 material and memorabilia

For more details click on "News and views" above and then "Gleanings from the Parish News".


SUNDAY 2ND DECEMBER 2018, 10.00 am (Plaistow church)

+ Last collection of Family Support Work (FSW) Christmas gifts and food hamper items

To help families suppoorted by FSW to  enjoy a happier Christmas you can help to provide some Christmas Food Hampers and some Christmas Gifts for the children and also for their mums or dads. So during November you can  donate food items to the botxes in both churches, and there will also be gift labels available at the back of our churches, hanging on a Christmas Tree, which will suggest suitable presents for either boys, girls or mums and dads.

If you would like to donate a present please collect a label and return your unwrapped gift to one of our churches. The presents will be collected each Sunday and stored for distribution to families - the last collection for presents and food will be Sunday 2nd December from Plaistow church.