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.

THURSDAY 19TH JULY 2018, 6.30 pm (St Mary's church, Petworth)

+ PACT Festival service

The PACT Festival Service is the launch to the Petworth Festival, giving thanks to God for the amazing creativity that we're blessed to see and hear.

There'll be a selection of music, readings, hymns and we're privileged to have an address by Lord Egremont to celebrate 40 years of the Festival.

SUNDAY 22ND JULY 2018, 3.00 pm (Kirdford church)

+ Thanksgiving service

There will be an opportunity during the service to light a candle in memory of your loved one, and if you would like their name recalled in our Roll of Remembrance please add their name to the lists available in either church, at Plaistow or Kirdford.

SATURDAY 28TH JULY 2018, 2.00-5.00 pm (Whithust Park, Plaistow Road, RH14 0JW)

+ Open Garden at Whithurst Park

Come and join us for a really enjoyable summer's afternoon - a fundraiser to help provide new church facilities.

Access to stunning walled garden.

Cream teas, cake stall, sweets stall, ice cream, raffle

Face painting, children's activities.

Free parking. Well-behaved dogs welcome.

£5 per person (£15 family ticket). Advance tickets from the village stores in Plaistow and Kirdford, or call 01403 820438.