The Church of England Parish of

Kirdford with

Plaistow & Ifold


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St John the Baptist,


Holy Trinity,




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Welcome to our website, which is updated every month.

Our Church of England parish falls within the Diocese of Chichester and covers a wide area, encompassing the three villages of Kirdford, Plaistow & Ifold in West Sussex. For this reason we have two churches (in Kirdford and Plaistow), centres of worship and symbols of the spiritual life of the parish for many centuries.

All are welcome to join our Sunday and mid-week worship – please click on “services & events” above for a list of this month's services. Both church buildings are also open during the day for visitors and private prayer.

Kirdford church (St John the Baptist) is an impressive stone-built medieval church with features from Norman times and four Kempe stained glass windows. Its bell tower houses six bells that are rung regularly.

Plaistow church (Holy Trinity) is a Victorian gem – a stone-built church with two Kempe stained glass windows.

For more information about our Parish (including our church buildings and the life and work our Church), as well as our news and other activities, please click on the headings in the navigation bar above. For an interactive map of the parish, click the box below.

Above: The picture shows part of the inscription behind the altar in Holy Trinity church, Plaistow.

Adapted from Isaiah 6:3, and traditionally related to the Trinity, this piece of text forms part of the Preface of the Eucharistic Prayer, used during Holy Communion services since the time of the early Church. This particular wording is from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer.

Trinity Sunday this year falls on Sunday 27th May, and to celebrate Plaistow church's patronal festival we will be holding a “Songs of Praise” there on that day, beginning at 6 pm.

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