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: 17 September 2017 - Trinity 14

8.00am Said Eucharist
10.30am Family Worship Eucharist

Presentation Church: 17 September 2017 - Trinity 14

10.30am Eucharist

On the third Sunday of every month we offer a Family Worship service at 10.30am. These services are for families and children and are at St Wilfrid's Church. They usually last less than half an hour, followed by refreshments. As this Sunday (17 September) we are celebrating Harvest Festival, the service will be slightly longer and include a Eucharist, followed by ticket-entry lunch.

Also during term time we run a Toddlers Service on Tuesdays at 2.00pm. The next one is this Tuesday 19 September.


This Sunday 17 September 2017 is the Fourteenth after Trinity Sunday.

The Sunday Link for 17 September highlights our forthcoming services and our (local) charity of the month - CARE.


Our other 10.30am joint Eucharist at St Wilfrid's this autumn - again replacing 9.30am Eucharist and 10.30am Family Worship - celebrates the Feast of our patron saint, St Wilfrid, on 15 October.

BUILDING THE CHURCH FAMILY DAY, SATURDAY 14 OCTOBER That all-age service is the day after a very important one for everyone at both our churches. 'Building the Church Family', on Saturday 14 October, is when we all begin together to plan the future of our parish. This day, with an agenda which we have planned to meet our particular needs, will be led by leading church consultant and trainer John Truscott. To prepare ourselves to obtain the most benefit from this going forward, post-it boards are now in both churches to collect your ideas and suggestions. See also the leading article in the Summer 2017 edition of Parish Focus on our Parish Diary, News page. PLEASE TRY TO ATTEND (approximate timing 10am to 3.30pm) and let the Parish Office - office.stwch@btinternet.com - know that you are coming. Full details of the programme and lunch arrangements will follow soon.

On the Parish Diary, News page you will also find the latest edition of the Parish Diary for 2017-2018 (updated on 1 September 2017).
See also our Children, Young People page for a list of all the Family Services and other events for our younger members during 2017.


Our linked Church School in Eastern Road, Haywards Heath, is recruiting a new Head Teacher. To read the advertisement, you will need to follow this link and then search for it, clicking on the appropriate boxes, as there isn't a direct external link to it: School Job Vacancies, West Sussex County Council.


Our September charity is a local one, CARE. Thank you everyone who came to its successful Charity Lunch in the Centenary Hall on 6 September. You can read more about it on the CARE in Haywards Heath, Cuckfield and Lindfield website.

Our subsequent Centenary Hall charity lunches are listed in our online Parish Diary for 2017-2018 (updated on 1 September 2017) on the Parish Diary page.

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

THANK YOU everyone who came on Saturday 24 June, when Cream Teas were served in the Centenary Hall in aid of FSW. This successful event raised £424.

FSW's latest news update is as follows:

On Easter Monday 104 walkers and several dogs strode across beautiful Ashdown Forest to raise money for FSW. Thank you to all those who walked and sponsored our walkers, we look forward to announcing our total raised soon. Another walk from Amberley to Arundel took place on Thursday 24th August.

Holiday weekend for families at Dalesdown This spring 12 of our families enjoyed a non-stop weekend of fun at Dalesdown, a Christian residential centre near Horsham. Our Play Team provided a huge range of activities including making clothes for fun from bin liners with decorated t-shirts for a fashion show, an evening camp fire with hot chocolate, treasure hunt with games and a fabulous family roast meal cooked by our volunteers. This weekend offered a much needed break for the families who said 'they had a fantastic time'.

Change a Child's life Friends 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 Please visit our website www.familysupportwork.org for our latest fundraising events happening in your area. Chichester Diocesan Association for Family Support Work - Registered Charity No. 285337 Garton House, 22, Stanford Avenue, Brighton BN6 1AA

For a calendar of events and information about FSW
visit the FSW website.

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 Diary and Activities pages of this web site, which are updated frequently.

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).