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.

Afterwards some of us drop into the Corner Kitchen at Plaistow Stores for a coffee and a chat before heading home. Please come - it's a great start to the day.

FRIDAY 16TH FEBRUARY 2018, 10.00 am - 3.00 pm (Chichester Cathedral)

+ "Famous Folk" - a family activitiy at Chichester CathedraL

A fun filled family day to be held in Chichester Cathedral

Collect stamps on your very own Passport as you find out about some of the Cathedral's famous characters.  Prepare to be entertained and have fun!  There will be people to meet, a variety of activities to do, games to play and things to make including crown making, weaving,  magic sculptures and transport collages. Once your Passport is full collect a prize from the shop.  

There is no need to book just drop in. The cost is £1.00 per child payable on collection of your passport at the West Door or Eastern Arm. A couple of activities (brass rubbing and magic sculpture) will have an additional small charge.  

Suitable for children aged 3 – 12 years, who must be accompanied by an adult.  There will also be a carpeted area available with soft toys for children under 3 years, who come along with their older brothers and sisters.

Why not take advantage of the Cloisters café offer of Kids Meals for £1.50 when an accompanying adult buys a lunch item, with a valid voucher?

Come along and join in all the fun!

For further details contact Sue on 01243 812497 or email

FRIDAYS IN LENT: 16TH, 23RD FEBRUARY; 2ND, 9TH, 16TH, 23RD MARCH, 7.00 pm (Kirdford church)

+ Journey to the cross

On Friday evenings during Lent, at 7pm in  St John the Baptist chruch, Kirdford, there will be a Contemplative Act of Worship with reflections on Jesus' Journey to the Cross.  

This is a short devotional service with meditation (lasting around 45 minutes), to quietly reflect more deeply on Jesus' journey.

TUESDAYS IN LENT: 20TH, 27th FEBRUARY; 6TH, 13TH, 20TH, 27TH MARCH, 7.30-9.00 pm (Youth club room at rear of Winterton Hall, Plaistow)

+ Lent Course 2018

This year's Lent course will be held in the  Youth Club room (at the rear of Winterton Hall, Plaistow) on Tuesday evenings during Lent from 7.30 and finishing by 9.00 am.  Refreshments will be served at the start, and the first session is on Tuesday 20th February.

Following through on the Diocesan “Year of Prayer” the course focuses on Prayer through Art, and six well known people have been asked to choose their favourite painting, picture, or work of art and explain what their choice says about prayer.

If you want to find out more beforehand, or you would like to arrange a lift from any of our villages, please contact Janice (contact details in the Parish News) - otherwise we look forward to seeing you there.


FRIDAYS IN LENT: 2ND, 9TH, 16TH, 23RD MARCH, 7.00 pm (Kirdford church)

+ Journey to the cross

Contemplative worship sessions continue - see February entry above for details.

TUESDAYS IN LENT: 6TH, 13TH, 20TH, 27TH MARCH, 7.30-9.00 pm (Youth club room at rear of Winterton Hall, Plaistow)

+ Lent Course 2018

Course continues - see February entry above for details.

WEDNESDAY 14TH MARCH 2018, 10.00 am -12.00 noon (5 Herons Close, Kirdford)

+ Bring & Buy Coffee Morning

It is time once again for our annual fundraising day for Bobi in Uganda to pay for the maintenance of their water borehole so that it continues to provide clean fresh water for the people of the village. The success of our coffee mornings has meant that we have been able to send enough money for the Bobi villagers to carry out this essential work and also to complete other projects at the church and village school.

Please come along and support us and enjoy a cup of coffee, a slice of homemade cake and have a browse through the bring-and-buy items: Bric-a-Brac, Books, Jigsaws, Homemade Cakes & Preserves and much more. Everyone is welcome.

We would be very grateful for any unwanted gifts, or other suitable items for our Bring and Buy stall which can be given to Sally Williams, June Long or Daphne Wooldridge  in advance or bring them along on the day.