The Church of England Parish of

Kirdford with

Plaistow & Ifold

St John the Baptist,


Holy Trinity,




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BCP: traditional form of worship (Book of Common Prayer, 1662)

CW: modern form of worship (Common Worship)

Sunday morning services

8am Holy Communion (BCP)

Plaistow, first Sunday in the month. A traditional said Holy Comminion service using the Book of Common Prayer. NOTE: THIS SERVICE IS BEING DISCONTINUED FOR A TRIAL PERIOD THROUGH THE WINTER MONTHS. THIS WILL BE REVIEWED IN THE SPRING.

10am Morning Praise

Plaistow, first Sunday of the month. A relaxed, informal service, beginning with coffee. Everybody, young, old and in-between, is welcome! Activities linked to the theme of the service are provided fro children, and they are encouraged to participate in what happens wherever possible.

10am Parish Communion (CW)

Kirdford, every Sunday except the first of the month. Our main CW communion service with music & hymns. We have a baby/toddler area with toys where you can play quietly with your younger children. Includes  a Sunday club for older children.

On the 3rd Sunday in the month the service will include some child-friendly worship.

Healing/Prayer Ministry

During our 10am Communion services at Kirdford church, immediately after receiving the bread & wine or a blessing, two members of our Healing Ministry Team are available for private, confidential healing/prayer ministry, for those who wish it for themselves or for another. The ministry consists of prayer, plus layng on of hands for healing for those who wish. If you do not wish to say what the need is, a set prayer will be used.

For more information about the Christian Healing Ministry, click “groups and activities” in the navigation bar above.

This month's services

Forthcoming events


Sunday 1st December (Advent Sunday)

10.00 am - Morning Praise, Plaistow

Sunday 8th December (Advent 2)

10:00 am - Parish Communion (CW), Kirdford

Sunday 15th December (Advent 3)

10.00 am - Parish Communion (CW), Kirdford

Sunday 22nd December (Advent 4)

10.00 am - Parish Communion (CW), Kirdford

5.30 pm - Service of Lessons and Carols,


Tuesday 24th December (Christmas Eve)

4:00 pm - Crib Service, Kirdford

11.30 pm - Midnight Mass, Kirdford

Wednesday 25th December (Christmas Day)

10:00 am - Christmas Communion, Plaistow

Sunday 29th December

10.00 am - Parish Communion (CW), Kirdford


Sunday 5th January

10.00 am - Morning Praise, Plaistow

Sunday 12th January

10:00 am - Parish Communion (CW), Kirdford

Sunday 19th January

10.00 am - Parish Communion (CW), Kirdford

Sunday 26th January

10.00 am - Parish Communion (CW), Kirdford


There is the opportunity for private, confidential Healing/Prayer Ministry for anyone who wishes it, immediately after taking Communion at the 10am services at Kirdford.



There is a children’s area in both churches with toys where parents/carers may keep babies & very young children occupied during services.



Refreshments are served after the main 10.00 am services and everybody is warmly invited to stay and chat over a cup of freshly made coffee (or tea!).

On the first Sunday, at Plaistow, coffee is also served beforehand - from 9.45 am.



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.

If you would like a prayer said for you or someone else, but can't/won't/don't want to come, leave a note in the boxes by the fonts in each of our church buildings.