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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.
St Wilfrid’s Church: 23 October 2016 - Last in Trinity
Presentation Church: 23 October 2016 - Last in Trinity
On the third Sunday of every month we offer a Family Worship service at 10.30am for families and children; this lasts less than half an hour, followed by refreshments.
Also during term time we run a Toddlers Service on Tuesdays at 2.00pm. So there is no service on 25 October (Half Term). Services resume on 1 November.
WHAT'S ON IN OCTOBER?
Sunday 23 October 2016 is the Last in Trinity. Last Sunday's St Wilfrid's Family Eucharist and Celebration Lunch were very successful; thank you everyone who came to them. Please note that this coming Tuesday 25 October is during the schools' Half Term week, so our next Toddler Service is not until Tuesday 1 November.
The Sunday Link for 23 October has details of our forthcoming services and other events including the Presentation Autumn Fair in the Presentation Hall from 10am to 12 noon on Saturday 29 October and a Chamber Music concert with Poetry Reading at St Wilfrid's on Saturday 12 November (7pm), in aid of the charity Brighton Voices in Exile, which supports asylum seekers and refugees in Sussex and Surrey (see also below). On the Parish Diary, News page you will find the latest edition of the Parish Diary for 2016 and 2017 (updated on 21 October).
Our Parish Focus 35 (Summer edition, July 2016) can be downloaded from our Parish Diary, News page, as can our latest (updated 21 October) Parish Diary for 2016.
OUR CHARITY OF THE MONTH FOR OCTOBER 2016
During October the Church Mission Society is our Charity of the Month. Thank you everyone who kindly supported our Charity Lunch in its aid on Wednesday 5 October. Its website is here: Church Mission Society.
Our other 2016 charities of the month and Centenary Hall charity lunches are
listed in our online Parish Diary (as at 21 October 2016) on the Parish Diary page.
CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT WITH POETRY READINGS AT ST WILFRID'S CHURCH, 7PM, SATURDAY 12 NOVEMBER, TO RAISE FUNDS FOR LOCAL ASYLUM SEEKERS AND REFUGEESMore than 20 local instrumentalists and singers - including our church choir and welcome return visits by the Reverend Alison Letschka (flute), Georgina Bowden (piano), Tony Donovan (clarinet), Gillian Ferguson (viola) and Imogen Ferguson (violin) - will present a chamber music concert with poetry readings, at St Wilfrid's on Saturday 12 November. This is to raise funds for the local charity Brighton Voices in Exile, which reaches out to those seeking asylum, refugees and those with no recourse to public funds within Sussex. It offers them a range of supportive services to meet their practical and spiritual needs, including a destitution service, a women's group and a cookery group. The programme ranges from a Mozart trio for clarinet, viola and piano and songs by our own baritone Roger Floyd through to Brahms and Hoagy Carmichael piano duets arranged by John Kay and played by him and Andrew Storey, who is arranging the concert. It ends with our choir singing Bob Chilcott's stirring arrangement of the hymn 'Be thou my vision'. There will also be a short presentation about the work of the charity. Doors open at 6.30pm and the concert begins at 7pm. Free admission. Retiring collection. Interval refreshments available.
FAMILY SUPPORT WORK (FSW)FSW - the Chichester Diocesan Association for Family Support Work - not only welcomes donations in cash or online; it also invites you to volunteer for a range of activities. Our parish regularly and gladly supports FSW's fundraising efforts.
For a calendar of events and information about FSW
visit the FSW website.
Leaflets about our programme are at the back of St Wilfrid’s Church, which is usually open Monday to Saturday between 10am and 4pm.
You may notice our site’s colour changing occasionally. This reflects the seasons of the church year from Advent (just before Christmas) to Trinity (May to November). We now have the bright Easter colours, which will remain until Trinity Sunday.