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.

WEDNESDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER 2018, 7.30 pm (Kirdford church)

+ Induction and Licensing as Vicar of Revd Pauline Lucas

The Induction and Licensing of Pauline as our Vicar takes place on the evening of Wednesday 19th September at 7.30pm.  (She was previously licensed as Priest-in-Charge.)

This re-instates the post of incumbent (Vicar) in our parish, which has been suspended since 2007.

The Bishop of Horsham, the Right Rev'd Mark Sowerby    and the Archdeacon, the Venerable Fiona Windsor  will be officiating.  

All are warmly invited and encouraged to come to this service.  Light refreshments will be served in the church afterwards.


SUNDAY 7TH OCTOBER 2018, 10.00 am (Plaistow church)

+ Harvest Festival Service

Our Harvest Festival service this year is on October 7th at Holy Trinity Church in Plaistow starting at 10.00 am. Come early for refreshments before (and after)

WEDNESDAY 17TH OCTOBER 2018, 7.00 pm (Forester's Arms, Kirdford)

+ Men's Meal

Join us for our Kirdford with Plaistow Men's Meal at the Forester's Arms, Kirdford, at 7 pm on Wednesday 17th October 2018.

Set 2-course menu … choices to follow - watch this space!

Guest speaker: Bishop Richard Jackson

To get your name on the list, please contact Stephen Lucas or Robert East (contact details in the Parish News)

FRIDAY 19TH OCTOBER 2018, 7.30 pm (St Mary's church, Petworth)

+ PACT Autumn Lecture

Petworth Area Churches Together (PACT) are proud to present another great speaker for the autumn lecture – Keith Varney from Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF). MAF uses planes to transform the lives of the world's most isolated people in need.

Serving in more than 25 countries their planes bring hope, help and healing to thousands of isolated communities. They deliver practical help, share God's word and help to heal the sick. They use over 130 light aircraft to deliver passengers and cargo in partnership with thousands of organisations.

This promises to be another fascinating evening broadening our horizons to what God is doing all over the world and how we can partner with them.