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FORTHCOMING EVENTS

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


EVENTS IN MARCH 2019


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.


FRIDAY 1ST MARCH, 7.30 pm (Kirdford Chapel)

+ Women's World Day of Prayer service

This year's WWDP is on Friday 1st March and our local service this year is being held in the Kirdford Chapel on the corner of the Plaistow Road starting at 7.30 pm .   This is an ecumenical occasion and members of all denominations are very welcome.


TUESDAYS IN LENT FROM 12TH MARCH, 7.15 pm for 7.45 pm (The Warren, Durfold Wood, RH14 0PL)

+ Tuesday Lent Group

To try and find a time to suit everybody we are offering two different times when the Lent course will run (in addition to the Friday Reflections detailed below) . So please come along at either of the following times

Tuesday Evening Group at Janice's home, The Warren, Durfold Wood RH14 0PL, beginning on 12th March, 7.15 pm for coffee ready for  start at 7.45pm

Thursday Morning Group at The Vicarage  beginning on 14th March, 10.00 am for coffee ready for a  10.30 start.  All welcome at either session.


WEDNESDAY 13TH MARCH, 10.00 am - 12.00 noon (5 Herons Close, Kirdford)

+ Bobi bring & buy coffee morning

This will take place at 5, Herons Close, Kirdford on Wednesday 13th March , 10.00 - 12.00, in aid of the Bobi Water Borehole Project and village in Uganda.

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 for the past ten years and also to complete other projects at the church and village school.  

This year we will also be supporting the village of Lakwana and hope to raise enough funds to repair their broken water borehole and help them with other projects in their village.

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.


THURSDAYS IN LENT FROM 14TH MARCH, 10.00 am for 10.30 am (The Vicarage, Kirdford)

+ Thursday Lent Group

To try and find a time to suit everybody we are offering two different times when the Lent course will run (in addition to the Friday Reflections detailed below) . So please come along at either of the following times

Tuesday Evening at Janice's home, The Warren, Durfold Wood RH14 0PL, beginning on 12th March, 7.15 pm for coffee ready for  start at 7.45pm

Thursday Morning Group at The Vicarage  beginning on 14th March, 10.00 am for coffee ready for a  10.30 start.  All welcome at either session.


FRIDAYS 15TH, 22ND, 29TH MARCH, 5TH & 12TH APRIL, 7.30 pm (Kirdford church)

+ "Journey to the Cross" devotional reflections

Contemplative acts of worship with reflections on Jesus' journey to the cross.

These will be short devotional services with meditation (lasting around 45 minutes), to quietly reflect more deeply on Jesus' journey.



LOOKING FURTHER AHEAD


TUESDAY 2ND APRIL, 7 pm for 7.30 (Foresters Arms pub, Kirdford)

+ Annual Parish Church Meeting (APCM)

This meeting serves several purposes, Elections are held and  accounts are received.   All this takes very little time and we then enjoy a social time and refreshments.

If you would like to serve on the PCC or take on any of the other posts (all are listed inside the front cover of the Parish News magazine)  please contact the Vicar (click "contact" above) or our Secretary Sophie Walker (contact details in the Parish News).


FRIDAY 5TH APRIL, 6 pm (St Mary's church, Petowrth)

+ PACT Spring lecture

Damian Hinds MP, Secretary of State for Education, to speak  with reference to Faith Schools. Please note the earlier start time of 6pm.

All welcome, especially anybody connected with local Schools.

This event is organised by Petworth Area Churches Together (PACT).


FRIDAYS 5TH & 12TH APRIL, 7.30 pm (Kirdford church)

+ "Journey to the Cross" devotional services (continued)

Contemplative acts of worship with reflections on Jesus' journey to the cross.

These will be short devotional services with meditation (lasting around 45 minutes), to quietly reflect more deeply on Jesus' journey.


SUNDAY 14TH APRIL, 3 pm (Starts at Sacred Heart Church, Petworth)

+ PACT Palm Sunday Procession

The annual Palm Sunday Procession, organised by Petwroth Area Churches Together (PACT), will be held on Sunday 14th April at 3pm starting at the Sacred Heart Church, Petworth.

'As Jesus entered Jerusalem, the people went wild with excitement – the entire city was thrown into an uproar!  Some asked “Who is this man?” And the crowds shouted back “This is Jesus! He's the prophet from Nazareth of Galilee!”' Matthew's Gospel Chapter. 21 Verses 10 and 11.

This wonderful procession through Petworth depicts Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem with the story being told along the journey and songs as we process through the streets. We'll have the Petworth Town Band, a donkey and a Palm Sunday script ready by a variety of church goers in the town. The event finishes at St Mary's where participants are made welcome with tea and cake.