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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: 26 August 2018 - Trinity 13

8.00am Said Eucharist
9.30am Sung Eucharist
12.30pm Baptisms

Presentation Church: 26 August 2018 - Trinity 13

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, and please note that it's all 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. SO NO TODDLERS SERVICE from now until SEPTEMBER.

WHAT'S ON IN AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER?

This Sunday 26 August is the Thirteenth after Trinity Sunday. Please note that there are no Charity Lunches, Coffee Stop or Toddlers Services in August.


Our most recent Sunday Link, for August 19 (Trinity 12), gives details of our services and other events, including our Men's Group tidying the grounds of the Presentation Church on Wednesday 22 August at 7pm and our Scything of St Wilfrid's churchyard from 9.30am to 12.30pm on Friday 31 August. To that we can now add (see the Parish Diary and Parish Calendar) that our next Women's Fellowship meeting will now be at 2.30pm on Thursday 30 August in the Centenary Hall. (It was originally scheduled for Thursday 6 September.) Looking further ahead, on Saturday 8 September (Town Day) we present a Festival of Talents in St Wilfrid's Church from 11am to 5pm. Those talents could be yours! It's a presentation of people's hobbies and leisure interests, with free admission and no charge made to the exhibitors. Then on Saturday 22 September there is a Day of Prayer and Reflection at Storrington: please see below and reply ASAP, since places are very limited.

To discuss exhibiting at our Festival of Talents or to book a place at Storrington, please email


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.




OUR PARISH OFFICE IS NOW CLOSED

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

You will find our Parish Diary for 2018-2019 on the Parish Diary page (updated on 21 August).


PARISH DIARY BECOMES PARISH CALENDAR IN SEPTEMBER. WHY?

Parish Diary will cease to be published after 31 August. It is being replaced by our new Parish Calendar, which can now be viewed on this website, on its own separate page. It allows longer descriptions of events and is easier to update. Parish Calendar is just one component in our new ChurchSuite program, a church management system in which every member of our churches online can register as a User.

Users can view the Parish Calendar, receive reminders about when it's their turns on rotas, arrange rota swaps which everyone on those rotas will see, and much more. To ask to register as a User, please email




DAY OF PRAYER AND REFLECTION: PRIORY OF OUR LADY OF ENGLAND, STORRINGTON, SATURDAY 22 SEPTEMBER, 10am to 3pm: FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED: REPLY ASAP

This Cuckfield Deanery Day, part of our Diocesan Year of Prayer, will be led by the Chemin Neuf Community, which is Catholic with an ecumenical vocation and rooted in both the Ignatian tradition and the experience of the Charismatic Renewal. The day includes times of teaching, personal or guided prayer and silence in the Priory and its lovely grounds. £10: pay on the day and please bring your own lunch. Only 65 spaces: please email


AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you wish to attend.


REQUEST FROM THE DIOCESAN SAFEGUARDING DIRECTOR TO ALL PARISHIONERS RE: CHILD PROTECTION (NO DEADLINE GIVEN FOR RESPONSES)


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


MESSY CHURCH DATES IN OCTOBER AND DECEMBER
Messy Church is on the following Saturdays at 3pm to 5pm and is now all in the Centenary Hall: 6 October and 1 December.

A DIARY DATE: PARISH CHARITY CONCERT AT ST WILFRID'S CHURCH ON SATURDAY 17 NOVEMBER: 6.30 FOR 7.30pm

Once again St Wilfrid's Consort and Friends present a charity concert of poetry and music, with free admission. 'Le Banquet Celeste' will commemorate the First World War and its aftermath, 100 years after the war ended. Its title comes from the famous youthful organ work by Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992,) which will be played in a first half of classical music written by young composers. Instrumental and choir pieces will be included together with some poetry. After the interval music from the jazz age that followed the First World War will include some songs. For further details, please contact Andrew Storey via admin@stwilfridshaywardsheath.org.uk


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

We have now subscribed to the web-based church management software ChurchSuite, which will help us communicate more effectively (see above: Parish Diary and Parish Calendar). This is being developed. The BCF Report to our APCM on 29 April 2018 can now be downloaded from the Parish Diary page


OUR AUGUST 2018 CHARITY OF THE MONTH (BUT NO CHARITY LUNCH IN AUGUST)

This month our charity is Age UK. As there will not be a charity lunch to boost its funds, do please give generously at St Wilfrid's services; there will be a display at the back of church. You can find out more - and donate online - on the Age UK website


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

Will you please be our new FSW representative, to succeed Sue Landauer?

HERE IS FSW'S AUGUST 2018 UPDATE: With the summer holidays in full swing, we are busy at Family Support Work providing lots of activities for our families over the next few weeks including beach days, park picnics and activity days. We have also finished the recruitment process for our four new practitioners (for Coldean, East Grinstead, Crawley and Newhaven/Lewes/Seaford), who will be starting work at the beginning of September. It's an exciting time as this growth means we will be able to support so many more families over the next year who are greatly in need of our help. There are lots of upcoming events if anybody would like to join us - our Amberley-Arundel walk on 23rd August, Henfield Fair on 2nd September and the Great Steyning Bake Off on September 16th. All the information about these events can be found on our website (www.familysupportwork.org) or by calling Melissa in our office 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.