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Kirdford with

Plaistow & Ifold

St John the Baptist,


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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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WEDNESDAYS 6TH, 13TH & 20TH DECEMBER,  2.30 pm (Kirdford Chapel)

+ Advent Course 2023

These will be held at Kirdford Chapel (starting at 2.30 and finishing by 3.30/4 pm at the latest. They will be informal stand alone sessions with opportunities for reflection, discussion and worship. You will need a copy of the book 'From Holidays to Holy Days' by Albert Holtz, which we will be discussing as part of each weekly session. In addition we will probably arrange a finishing off session in January as the daily readings continue New Year's Day.

There are copies available at on-line second hand book sellers such as Abe Books, Amazon etc. has new copies at 13.99 with free P&P In case of difficulty speak to Janice 01483 200464.

For each day of Advent there are short readings starting on Sunday of the first week of Advent (Even if you aren't able to join the sessions, it's a really good accessible book to focus our hearts and minds through Advent as we prepare for Christmas. Highly recommended!!

Please sign up on the list in the churches or let Janice know that you are coming.

TUESDAY 19TH  DECEMBER, 10.00 am - 12.00 noon (Winterton Hall, Plaistow)

+ Messy Church at Christmas

Beginning with breakfast, followed by games, crafts, activities and celebration.

Come as a family.

For more infromation phone 01403 700339 or book on the Wisborough Green church website (click "Links" above).

SATURDAY 23RD DECEMBER, 10,00 am - 12.00 noon (Kirdford church)

+ Church cleaning

Make the church sparkle for Christmas!

We would appreciate help with some cleaning, for as long or short a time you can make it; we hope to include parts of the church that  sometimes get missed.

Refreshments provided.

THURSDAY 18TH - THURSDAY 25TH JANUARY (various times and venues)

+ Christian Unity Week

The Deanery Unity Service will be on Sunday Jan. 21st, at 3pm, St. Giles Church, Graffham GU28 0NL. All are welcome.

In the following week, the United Reformed Church (URC) in Petworth will kindly host the week day Lunchtime talks, with a soup and roll lunch. Speakers and dates are Lunch Time talks starting at 12.30, Soup & roll lunch to follow. Booking is not necessary.

This year the Unity week is guided by the churches of Burkina Faso.Their theme is the Parable of the Good Samaritan. They invite us to join with them in a process of self-reflection as they consider what it means to love our neighbour in the midst of a security crisis.

FRIDAY 19TH JANUARY, 7.00 pm (The Vicarage, Glebe Way, Wisborough Green, RH14 0DZ)

+ Alpha Course Introductory Supper

Got questions about life? The Alpha Course is a practical introduction to the Christian faith, beginning with an introductory supper and presentation on 'Is there more to life than this?'. The Course runs for 14 sessions and includes food, a short talk and a discussion at the end where yiou can share your thoughts.

Come to the introductory supper and see. If you like it. join the A;pha Course.

For more information, phone 01403 700339.

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