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: 23 September 2018 - Trinity 17

8.00am Said Eucharist
9.30am Parish Eucharist

Presentation Church: 23 September 2018 - Trinity 17

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 on Saturday 6 October at 3pm in the 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.


This Sunday 23 September is the Seventeenth after Trinity Sunday.

Our Sunday Link for 23 September (Trinity 17), gives details of our services and other events.

The church closure intended for next week has been moved to the week from 8th to 13th October when the bells will be put back into the church tower.

Please fill in and return your GDPR form (at a church service or to the Rectory, St Wilfrid's Way) as soon as possible, so we can continue to contact you.


Please direct all enquiries to the Rector - rs@stwilfridshaywardsheath.org.uk - or consult this website for information.


Parish Diary has just been replaced by our new, more detailed and flexible Parish Calendar - a part of ChurchSuite, our online church management system in which parishioners can register as a User to receive reminders about rota dates, arrange rota swaps and much more. To register as a User, please email


Colin Perkins writes: "I have been asked to send you this email and the link below by the Diocesan Safeguarding Team. It relates to some research being conducted by Dr Craig Harper from Nottingham Trent University, along with colleagues from the Church of England. The research focuses on how members of various communities make sense of allegations of abuse. By taking part in this research, which we believe is the first of its kind in the UK, the Church stands to gain much-needed knowledge about how members of our community make these decisions. This knowledge will help us to better serve and protect the children and adults we are responsible for. The research involves completing an online questionnaire, which should take approximately 10 minutes. It is completely confidential and you have the right to withdraw at any point. If you would like to take part, please click on the link below which will take you to further information about the research, and to the questionnaire itself."

The link is here


This month our charity is Chestnut Tree House children's hospice. Our charity lunch to boost its funds was in the Centenary Hall on Wednesday 5 September - thank you everyone who attended; there is a display at the back of church. You can find out more - and donate online - on the Chestnut Tree House website.

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

CONGRATULATIONS and THANKS to Bernadette, who has succeeded Sue Landauer as our parish's FSW representative

HERE IS FSW'S SEPTEMBER 2018 UPDATE: With the start of a new school year there is a great deal of buzz around FSW this week. Our 4 new Family Support Practitioners began work earlier this week, so we're delighted to welcome Phillipa (Newhaven, Lewes and Seaford); Kelly (East Grinstead); Becky (Crawley) and Stacey (Coldean) to the team. They will soon be getting to know their new areas and making contact with local churches, schools and other organisations and begin to develop our network so that we can hopefully start supporting families very soon. We are delighted to now have 11 practitioners covering a large part of Sussex - the highest we have seen for over a decade. We had a very busy summer combining a number of family activity days with fundraising events, including the Amberley-Arundel sponsored walk and the Henfield Fair. We also attended the clergy conference in Canterbury at the start of September, and were able to raise awareness of FSW throughout the Diocese. We hope to be able to build on the contacts and expand our networks of supporting churches over the coming weeks and months. For any more information about our recent activities or upcoming events, please get in touch on 01273 832963.

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 the green of 'Ordinary Time' after Trinity Sunday, 27 May, and those will remain until Advent, the season just before Christmas.