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).

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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 20TH JANUARY - FRIDAY 25TH JANUARY 2019 (various times & locations)

+ Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

The theme for the 2019 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, 'Only Justice', draws on the scripture Deuteronomy 16:18-20 which includes this part from New Living Translation – 'Let true justice prevail, so you may live and occupy the land that the Lord your God is giving you'. This is about demonstrating the kingdom justice that comes about when we listen to God's heart for the people and situations around us, and living in the fullness of life that is only found when we're in line with His Spirit.

Sunday 20th January at 3pm at St Giles church, Graffham GU28 0NJ for the opening ecumenical service. All welcome in this lovely church. Refreshments afterwards.

From Monday to Friday 21st-25th January at 1pm at the United Reformed Church in Petworth for the lunchtime sessions with 30 minutes of reflection/prayer followed by soup and rolls. There will be a different speaker every day and lots of inspirational content to encourage us in living with kingdom justice in our hearts and minds.

Mon 21st Jan 1pm: Justice like a river  (TBC)

Tue 22nd Jan 1pm: Keeping your word (Rev'd Pauline Lucas)

Wed 23rd Jan 1pm: Grace & mercy to all (Fr Peter Newsam)

Thu 24th Jan 1pm: Content with what you have (Rev'd Anne Lewitt)

Fri 25th Jan 1pm: Good news for the poor (Rev'd Peter Hayes)

This event is held under the auspices of Petworth Area Churches Together (PACT). It will be a great opportunity to spend some tiime in the Bible together and also get to know more faces from the Petworth area churches. A chance to escape from the office/shop for a time of spiritual intake. No need to book, just come along!