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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: 14 July 2019 - Trinity 4

8.00am Said Eucharist
9.30am Sung Eucharist

Presentation Church: 14 July 2019 - Trinity 4

10.30am 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 session Saturday 31 August 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.

Our Safeguarding Arrangements

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

WHAT'S ON IN JULY?

This Sunday 14 July is the Fourth Sunday after Trinity, and on Wednesday 17 July we have our monthly Taize service at 8pm in St Wilfrid's Church.


MEANWHILE THIS SATURDAY 13 JULY at St Wilfrid's Church we present another FREE LUNCHTIME CONCERT at 1.10pm (with refreshments available from 12.40pm). Our St Wilfrid's Ensemble members Dominic Morgan (tenor), Nic Robinson (organ) and Andrew Storey (piano) will be joined by special guests Alison Letschka (flute, making another welcome return to the parish where she was curate) and two up-and-coming local pianists, Molly Hord and Jessica Ruddock. The international repertoire they offer includes works by very familiar names such as JS Bach, Brahms, Chopin, Finzi and Tchaikovsky and also pieces by twentieth-century composers such as Alain, Andriessen, Lili Boulanger and Bowen which, we think you will agree, deserve to be heard more often.


Details of our Sunday and other services and events are in the Sunday Link for 14 July and, in more detail, on the Parish Calendar page of this website.



WHAT'S ON THROUGHOUT 2019?

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.


USING OUR NEW CHURCHSUITE CHURCH MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE: WHY NOT REGISTER AS A 'MY CHURCHSUITE' USER?

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.


OUR 'FESTIVAL OF HOPE: CARING FOR CREATION' IN ST WILFRID'S CHURCH ON TOWN DAY, SATURDAY 7 SEPTEMBER, FROM 11AM to 5PM

Posters are going up around our churches advertising this event, which follows our very successful Festival of Talents on Town Day 2018. Please put the date in your diary to visit BOTH events. (Town Day runs in Victoria Park from 12 noon to 7pm.) Our non-commercial exhibition, with free admission, will be celebrating local initiatives towards environmental and community based projects and the craftsmenship of local people. If you would like to book a table to display your involvement in such an initiative (there is no charge), or can help us in any way before the event (and we need help right now!) please email admin@stwilfridshaywardsheath.org.uk as soon as possible.


OUR JULY 2019 CHARITY OF THE MONTH

Thank you everyone who came to our Charity Lunch on Wednesday 3 July, which started our fundraising for this month's charity, SPCK - the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. You can find out more about it by visiting the SPCK website. Please give generously to our monthly charities, by using the collection basket at the back of St Wilfrid's Church on Sunday mornings or by donating via their websites.


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

Currently we are collecting on Sundays for FSW's Food Bank. We need cereals, washing powder, biscuits, baby wipes, bottles of squash, hand wash, tea, tins of spaghetti, tinned sausages, tinned sandwich ham and long-life milk.

For details of this and news of our involvement in other local FSW events please email our FSW parish representative Bernadette (St Wilfrid's Church): fswatstwilfridshh@gmail.com

HERE IS FSW'S JULY 2019 UPDATE from Nikki Kerr, Director of Fundraising and Marketing

Dear Friends,
As I write, we are looking ahead to the summer holidays, which are only a couple of weeks away. We are planning lots of activities to help ease the burden on our families that can be posed by the long school break. These include a visit to Chichester Cathedral and our family day at Warnham Park - both of which we are hoping will attract around 100 children and their families. These trips can make the world of difference to them, as it gives them a chance to get away from their difficult home situations and spend a day simply enjoying the fun that other families take for granted.

The day-to-day work in the last month has been as busy as always and we have been receiving new referral requests almost daily. Mental health issues and domestic violence situations are currently the main drivers behind referrals, and these are complex situations that will require a lot of intensive support. Please keep our practitioners in your prayers as they try to juggle many difficult cases at once.

We would like to make a request for food and shop donations if possible - we are so grateful to those parishes that already support us regularly with donations, but at the moment stock is running very low. We are particularly in need of children's clothes and toys for our shop, and for toiletries, coffee, biscuits and tinned vegetables for the foodbank. If you are able to help with any of these then please let us know by calling us on 01273 832963. Thank you as always for your ongoing support.

June's work in numbers

147 individual meetings with families supporting 11 grandparents, 146 parents and 143 children

43 supported meetings with other agencies

15 group sessions supporting 2 grandparents, 137 parents and 230 children

94 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 background colours were last changed on Trinity Sunday, 16 June 2019.