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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: 16 June 2019 - Trinity Sunday

8.00am Said Eucharist
9.30am Sung Eucharist
10.30am Family Worship

Presentation Church: 16 June 2019 - Trinity Sunday

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 on Saturday 6 July 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 JUNE AND JULY?

This Sunday 16 June is Trinity Sunday, with Family Worship at 10.30am. This celebration marks the end of the Easter season and a key teaching of the church, when we honour the Holy Trinity: one God in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.


In the week ahead we have a meeting of the Mothers' Union on Monday and two days later our monthly ecumenical Taize service in St Wilfrid's Church at 8pm on Wednesday 19 June. There also, on Monday 24 June at 7.45 for 8pm, we are pleased to host a very special meeting to put in your diary: Cuckfield Deanery Synod, when Bishop Mark speaks and invites questions about 'Planning for the Future' in our diocese. Not only is this part of his Visitation to our Deanery. It may also be one of the last occasions when we welcome him to our parish as Bishop of Horsham, for very recently it was announced that he has been appointed as the new Principal of the College of the Resurrection, Mirfield.


Details of our Trinity Sunday and other services and events are in the Sunday Link for 16 June.



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 JUNE 2019 HAYWARDS HEATH-BASED CHARITY OF THE MONTH

Thank you everyone who came to our Charity Lunch in the Centenary Hall at 12.30pm on Wednesday 5 June. Please give generously to our charity of the month, by using the collection basket at the back of St Wilfrid's Church on Sunday mornings or by donating via the charity's website (see the hyperlink above). Our June 2019 charity - Time 4 Children - is based in Haywards Heath and has been providing Emotional Listening Support for children aged between 4 and 12 in Mid Sussex since 2005. Find out more by visiting Time 4 Children's website


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

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

fswatstwilfridshh@gmail.com

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

Dear Friends,
Our practitioners are juggling a great number of cases now, and in some cases have no space left even on their waiting lists. In 2018/9 we supported 397 families intensively, and more than 2000 people through our group sessions (compared with 298 families the previous year). The themes of financial hardship and mental health continue to be the most prevalent, and these issues can take a great deal of time to resolve. We are preparing for an extremely busy couple of weeks. We will be manning a stand at the South of England Show over the next 3 days and hope to speak to a large number of people and encourage them to support our work. We are also running the tea stops at Open Gardens across the county, and will be exhibiting at Brighton Dome on Sunday 9 June for the Diocese's "Thy Kingdom Come" event. All of these events are extremely important to help us raise the profile of our work and attract new support. If you would like any more information about any of our upcoming events, do take a look at our website or get in touch with the office on 01273 832963.

May's work in numbers

142 individual meetings with families supporting 13 grandparents, 149 parents and 182 children

57 supported meetings with other agencies

31 group sessions supporting 7 grandparents, 296 parents and 338 children

145 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.