St Wilfrid's Parish Church Church of the Presentation


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St Wilfrid’s Parish has two churches. St Wilfrid’s Church is the historic parish church of Haywards Heath, which was opened in 1865; the Presentation Church was opened in 1897. All are welcome to our services and activities.

Sunday Services

St Wilfrid’s Church: 28 April 2019 - Easter 2

8.00am Said Eucharist
9.30am Sung Eucharist

Presentation Church: 28 April 2019 - Easter 2

9.30am Sung Eucharist

On the third Sunday of every month we offer a Family Worship service at 10.30am. These services for families and children are at St Wilfrid's Church. They usually last half an hour, followed by refreshments. These, our All-Age Sunday services and Messy Church (next date: Saturday 4 May) are on our Children, Young People page.

Also during school term time we run a Toddlers Service on Tuesdays at 2.00pm, followed by refreshments and play in the Centenary Hall. This will resume on Tuesday 30 April.

Our Safeguarding Arrangements

To read or download our Parish Safeguarding Policy, click on the icon on our Links page. To contact us about Safeguarding:


This Sunday 28 April is the Second in the Easter season, with our Sung Eucharist at 9.30am at BOTH our churches, so the members of both can then attend our Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM), which follows, in St Wilfrid's Church, at 11.15am. The background colours of this website have changed to the bright ones of the church's Easter season, which we celebrate until Trinity Sunday (16 June 2019). If you would like electronic copies of any of our APCM agenda papers (all of which have now been emailed, the last ones on 24 April), please request them by emailing admin@stwilfridshaywardsheath.org.uk

Our services and events over the coming week and later this month are in the Sunday Link for 28 April. These include a Charity Lunch in the Centenary Hall for our May charity of the month, Christian Aid, on Wednesday 1 May, the following afternoon, by a talk, 'My Life', by our Rector, Ray Smith, at our Women's Fellowship monthly meeting, and a preview of our Messy Church, which meets next Saturday 4 May in the Centenary Hall at 3pm: its theme is Pentecost.

More details of these events and many more are featured on our Parish Calendar page.


THE place to find out is on our new, illustrated, interactive Parish Calendar, which is much more than a list of forthcoming events and services.


If you wish to register as a My ChurchSuite User - and we hope everyone in the parish who's online will ask us to arrange that - please email

and we'll show you how to register and use its various features (it's very easy). Why register? Everyone who has completed a GDPR form is on our ChurchSuite database - with ALL his or her privacy requirements respected, unless and until that person wishes to change them. Registering as a MyChurchSuite User means, though, that changing your contact details and communications preferences will be done by YOU, whenever you wish (in a few seconds). This is a powerful, fast and convenient communications tool - hence our investment in ChurchSuite.

If you haven't already, please fill in and return your GDPR form (at a church service or to the Rectory, St Wilfrid's Way) as soon as possible, so we can continue to contact you.


Please direct all enquiries to the Rector - rs@stwilfridshaywardsheath.org.uk - or consult this website for information.


Our April charity is our Diocese's Family Support Work. In May it is Christian Aid, whose website is here. You are welcome to join us at our Charity Lunch for Christian Aid in the Centenary Hall at 12.30pm on Wednesday 1 May. Please give generously to our charities of the month, by using the collection basket at the back of St Wilfrid's Church or by donating via the charity's website (see the hyperlink above).

FAMILY SUPPORT WORK (FSW): 'The Children’s Charity of Sussex'- Registered Charity no: 285337

Thank you everyone who supported the very successful fundraising SPRING SUPPER AT WIVELSFIELD VILLAGE HALL on Friday 22 March.

For news of our involvement in local FSW events please contact our FSW parish representative Bernadette (St Wilfrid's Church) at


HERE IS FSW'S APRIL 2019 UPDATE from Nikki Kerr, Director of Fundraising and Marketing: Dear Friends, At the start of a new financial year for FSW, we are looking at how best we can reach those parts of Sussex which do not currently have a practitioner to support them. There is a real need for support in more rural parts of Sussex including Petworth, Midhurst, Hurst and Sidley/Rye, so we are focussing our efforts on securing funding that will enable us to set up new staff in these areas. We are sadly having to turn away referrals at the moment as we do not have the capacity to support any more families until we can bring new staff in. Our foodbank is running low on stock at the moment so if you are able to organise a collection we would be incredibly grateful. We are particularly low on tinned fruit, jams/condiments, stir-in sauces and pasta/rice (but we don't need teabags or soup). Please get in touch with the office if you can help. Our Easter walk (on Monday 22nd April) is still open for registration if you would like to get a group together to join us. Please contact Melissa in the office on 01273 832963 ex.304 for more information. March's work in numbers 153 individual meetings with families supporting 13 grandparents, 134 parents and 182 children 41 supported meetings with other agencies 23 group sessions supporting 11 grandparents, 184 parents and 107 children 107 food deliveries made

Friends of FSW donate from £3 per month / £36 per year to FSW. Some Friends may wish to help further by raising awareness of FSW and widening support for its work; possibly volunteering with fundraising and at events. For more information or to sign up as a Friend please call FSW 01273 832963 - Chichester Diocesan Association for Family Support Work - Registered Charity No. 285337 Garton House, 22, Stanford Avenue, Brighton BN6 1AA

To read more about FSW:
visit the FSW website, where new events are on the foot of the Home page and on its Get Involved>Events page.

Welcome Packs with leaflets about our programme are at the back of St Wilfrid’s Church, which is usually open Monday to Saturday between 10am and 4pm.

Details of our services and activities can also be found in the Weekly Notices and Parish Calendar and Groups, Activities pages of this web site, which are updated frequently.

You may notice our site’s background colours changing occasionally. This reflects the seasons of the Church year from Advent (just before Christmas) to Trinity (May/June to November). The colours are now those of the Easter season, which ends on Trinity Sunday, 16 June 2019.