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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: 27 May 2018 - Trinity Sunday

8.00am Said Eucharist
9.30am Sung Eucharist

Presentation Church: 27 May 2018 - 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. They usually last half an hour, followed by refreshments. These, our All-Age Sunday services and Messy Church - the next is this Saturday 26 May at 3pm in St Wilfrid's / Centenary Hall - 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. As it's school half term week, there will be NO Toddlers Service on Tuesday 29 May. It resumes on Tuesday 5 June.

WHAT'S ON IN MAY AND JUNE?

The joy of the Easter season continues a little longer. This Sunday 27 May we celebrate Trinity Sunday, which brings this year's Easter season to a close. Trinity Sunday, one of the principal feasts of the Church of England, celebrates the Christian doctrine of the Trinity, the three Persons of God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, or, as an old hymn puts it,'Three in One and One in Three'. Meanwhile, this Saturday 26 May, it's Messy Church in St Wilfrid's Church and the Centenary Hall, from 3pm to 5pm.

Our Sunday Link for Trinity Sunday gives details of our services and other events, including thank you's from several good causes that our parish is pleased to support and two reminders. Please fill in and return your GDPR form (to a church service or the Parish Office) as soon as possible, and do apply for seats for our Wayne Marshall organ recital on 21 June (please see below).


EASIER, MORE FLEXIBLE INVOLVEMENT OF LAY PEOPLE IN CHURCH MINISTRY: A BRIEF REPORT FROM CUCKFIELD DEANERY SYNOD ON 14 MAY:

As always, our Cuckfield Deanery Synod meeting (this time at Ardingly) was open to EVERYONE, not just churches' representatives, and, as always, there was a very good speaker. The Revd Jayne Preston, our new Diocesan Officer for Lay Vocation and Ministry, unpicked some church-speak jargon for us in her direct Mancunian way. Our Diocese is leading the way in the Church of England in making it MUCH easier for non-clergy people to play small or large parts in ministering to the needs of the church and the wider community it serves, in ways they can fit into their busy lives. There is good, accessible training and it's much more flexible than before; some of it can be done from home by webinar. More details about Jayne's role and Lay training opportunities in our Diocese can be found by clicking on this link to the Lay Ministry section on the Diocese of Chichester website.


BISHOP MARK INVITES US TO JOIN THE HORSHAM ARCHDEACONRY PILGRIMAGE TO OUR CATHEDRAL ON SATURDAY 9 JUNE:

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

As part of our observance of The Year of Prayer, I am writing to invite you to join me in a pilgrimage to Chichester Cathedral on June 9th. The Dean and his colleagues have set aside time and space for us to visit the Cathedral that day and to celebrate the Eucharist. You are welcome to come as parish parties, perhaps by bus, or individually. I am encouraging those who can to begin the pilgrimage in the village of Hunston at 10.30 a.m. and to share in the walk to Chichester for the Eucharist at 12.00 noon. Fuller details about the pilgrimage and about parking or dropping off points are all available on the diocesan website where you can also register your intention to come. Whether this is your one opportunity to share in a communal event over this Year or Prayer or this is part of a bigger exploration of prayer, you will be a very welcome pilgrim and I hope I can look forward to seeing you there.

With prayers and good wishes,

+ Mark Horsham

The Right Revd. Mark Sowerby, Bishop of Horsham


More details: here on the Diocesan website.

To register (not essential) sign up here




MESSY CHURCH DATES IN MAY, AUGUST, OCTOBER AND DECEMBER
Messy Church is on the following Saturdays at 3pm to 5pm in St Wilfrid's Church / the Centenary Hall: 26 May, 4 August, 6 October and 1 December.

You will find our Parish Diary for 2018-2019 on the Parish Diary page (updated on 25 May).


CELEBRATED ORGANIST WAYNE MARSHALL'S RECITAL AT ST WILFRID'S CHURCH ON THURSDAY 21 JUNE!

World famous organist Wayne Marshall is making his third visit to play our Kenneth Tickell organ on its 20th anniversary. Wayne's full programme has now been given to us. It includes music by JS Bach, Liszt, Parry and his own tribute to Leonard Bernstein, marking the 100th anniversary of the 'West Side Story' composer's birth. Details and how to buy tickets before they sell out are on our Weekly Notices page.


BUILDING THE CHURCH FAMILY (BCF) - AND AN ADDITIONAL WAY TO SHARE OUR NEWS AND ADMINISTER THE PARISH'S KEY TASKS

A report about the work of our four BCF groups was presented to our well attended APCM at St Wilfrid's Church on Sunday 29 April. As an update to that, we have just taken out a subscription to the web-based church management software ChurchSuite, which will help us communicate more effectively. This is currently being loaded. More details of the report will follow soon. WATCH THIS SPACE!


OUR MAY AND JUNE 2018 CHARITIES OF THE MONTH

In May our monthly charity is Christian Aid. Thank you everyone who supported its Charity Lunch in the Centenary Hall at 12.30pm on Wednesday 2 May.

To read and see more about the work of this charity
visit the Christian Aid website.

In June our monthly charity is the Haywards Heath-based Kangaroos, and our fund raising for it will be launched partly by a charity lunch at the Centenary Hall at 12.30pm on Wednesday 6 June. You can read more about the work of Kangaroos for local young people with learning disabilities by visiting the Kangaroos website.


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

In April, FSW was our Charity of the Month. Thank you everyone who supported our very enjoyable fundraising Quiz Night in the Centenary Hall on Saturday 21 April. If you would like to take over as our representative from Sue, who has done this job very well for a number of years, or just for now find out what is involved in this very rewarding and worthwhile role - without obligation! - please email our Parish Communications Officer : admin@stwilfridshaywardsheath.org.uk


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 Diary and 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 to November). The colours changed to bright yellow and orange on Easter Sunday and those will remain until the end of the Church's Easter season, Trinity Sunday, 27 May 2018.