The Church of England Parish of

Kirdford with

Plaistow & Ifold

St John the Baptist,


Holy Trinity,



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This page presents a selection of our latest news & other articles, updated at the beginning of each month. The articles are mainly taken from (or based on information from) our parish magazine, the Parish News,

For more details about the Parish News, including subscriptions, please click on “Groups and activities” in the navigation bar above.

Letter from the vicarage

Gleanings from the Parish News

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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 the village of 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.


This year's meeting will be on the evening of  Tuesday 2nd April,  7.00 for 7.30, at the Foresters Arms pub in Kirdford.  

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 magazine).

LENT 2019

Tuesdays or Thursdays: Lent Course

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.

Fridays: Lent Reflections on the Journey to the Cross

There will be contemplative acts of worship with reflections on Jesus' journey to the cross on Friday 15th, 22nd, 29th March, AND 5th, 12th April, AT 7.30 pm in Kirdford church.

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