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.

SUNDAY 3RD DECEMBER, 11.00 am (Plaistow Church)

+ Last collection day for FSW Christmas food and presents

Family Support Work (FSW) plans to deliver CHRISTMAS HAMPERS to families in need in December, and if you'd like to donate food items to make these up, please leave them in the boxes in our churches in Plaistow and Kirdford throughout November.

Another way we would like to help these families enjoy a happier Chrismas is to provide some CHRISMAS GIFTS for the children (and also for the mums or dads). So during November there will be gift labels available at the back of our churches, hanging on a Christmas Tree, which will give gift suggestions for different age groups. If you would like to donate a Christmas 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 3rd December from Plaistow church. That will give the time necessary for the hampers to be made up and distributed before Christmas.

Many thanks in advance from Family Support Work. Your generosity is so very helpful and will give many families a brighter Christmas and encourage them in bringing up their families over the coming year.