The Church of England Parish of

Kirdford with

Plaistow & Ifold

St John the Baptist,


Holy Trinity,



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There are a number of prayer and study groups within our parish, as follows.

Monthly Prayer Group

Our Church has a Prayer Group that aims to meet regularly every month. All are very welcome to attend - please contact the Vicar for more details - click on “contact” above)


Following on from a very successful Lent Study Group run by our Church in 2006 there was a demand for more regular study, and to this end a SPIRE (Study, Prayer, Interaction, Reflection, Encouragement) Group has been started by our Lay Reader.

The SPIRE Group meets weekly for a block of about six weeks followed by a break of four to six weeks – all are very welcome to attend. Details of the next SPIRE meetings will be provided on our ‘forthcoming events’ web page (click on “services and events” above).

Other Groups

Our Church occasionally runs other short-term study groups (e.g. during Lent) – again, details will be given on our ‘forthcoming events’ web page (click on “services and events” above).

We are also hoping to hold more Alpha Courses in the parish (click on “Alpha course” above for details).

There are also a number of other Bible study house groups within the parish - for more information please contact the Vicar in the first instance (click on “contact” above).

Prayer & study groups

Festival choir

Alpha course

Christian healing ministry

Parish News magazine

Bobi (Uganda) appeal

KIPHRA handbell ringers