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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: 18 November 2018 - 2 before Advent

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

Presentation Church: 18 November 2018 - 2 before Advent

10.30am Sung Eucharist

On the third Sunday of every month - the next being this SUNDAY 18 NOVEMBER followed by (pre-booked) AUTUMN BRUNCH in the Hall - 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 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.

WHAT'S ON IN NOVEMBER AND EARLY DECEMBER?

This Sunday 18 November is the second Sunday before Advent, with our monthly Family Worship at 10.30am, followed by a pre-booked AUTUMN BRUNCH - soup and hot dogs - in the Centenary Hall. This is also a very musical commemorative weekend at St Wilfrid's with our own free-admission concert for the Royal British Legion on Saturday and one by the New Sussex Singers on Sunday (see below).
At St Wilfrid's Church all our church bells are working again after a repaired bell and our carillon were re-installed earlier this month.

In the Sunday Link you'll find our many forthcoming events, including a meeting of our Mothers' Union on Monday 19 November; a Taize service on Wednesday evening; what should be a very intersting open-to-all meeting on Thursday evening about the work of the Church of England's governing body, the General Synod, and then on Saturday 24 November a Christmas Macmillan Coffee Morning at the Presentation Church Hall. Looking ahead to December, we have Messy Church in the Centenary Hall at 3pm on Saturday 1 December and our Christingle service is at 4pm in St Wilfrid's Church on Sunday 9 December.



PARISH DIARY HAS BEEN RELACED BY PARISH CALENDAR - ON ITS OWN PAGE, WITH ALL OUR PARISH AND CUCKFIELD DEANERY EVENTS

Parish Diary was replaced in September 2018 by our new, illustrated, more detailed and flexible Parish Calendar - a part of ChurchSuite, our online church management system. To register as a My ChurchSuite User, please email



(Still) Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I

OUR CHARITY CONCERT AT ST WILFRID'S, SATURDAY 17 NOVEMBER

Thank you, everyone who took part in or attended Le Banquet Celeste - conceived and arranged by Andrew Storey. This commemorated the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War and its aftermath. The retiring collection for the Royal British Legion raised £200.


A REMEMBRANCE CONCERT by NEW SUSSEX SINGERS in ST WILFRID'S CHURCH, 3.30pm, SUNDAY 18 NOVEMBER

This will complete a memorable musical weekend at St Wilfrid's. The choir, who took part in our 150th Anniversary Concerts in 2015, include Vaughan Williams's 'Dona Nobis Pacem' in their programme. Our Parish Calendar page has full details.



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.


OUR NOVEMBER 2018 CHARITY OF THE MONTH - MEDECINS SANS FRONTIERES

Our November (medical) charity is Medecins sans Frontieres. Thank you everyone who came to our charity lunch in aid of it on Wednesday 7 November in the Centenary Hall.


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

During November you are invited to kindly bring (new and UNWRAPPED) Christmas Toys to our church services, which will be sent to FSW. FOR MORE DETAILS please email our parish representative Bernadette at

fswatstwilfridshh@gmail.com

HERE IS FSW'S LATEST (NOVEMBER 2018) UPDATE: It has been a really busy time for us over the last month. A huge number of generous schools and churches collected food for us at Harvest festivals which has helped to replenish the stocks in our food bank ready for the cold winter months. Were extremely grateful to everybody who contributed in this way. Over half term at the end of October we ran many activity days and sessions all over Sussex, including trips to Chichester Cathedral, messy play, pumpkin carving and even a sing-a-long screening of The Greatest Showman! These were all very busy, and we were particularly pleased that our Coldean sessions (where we have a new practitioner) were especially busy as Stacey has started to get to know the local community.

We are now looking ahead to Christmas and winter, a difficult time for most of our families. We have launched our Winter Fuel campaign this week, encouraging those who receive a Winter Fuel payment from the Government but may not need it themselves to consider donating this to us. More information about the campaign can be found on our website www.familysupportwork.org.

October: our work in numbers 101 individual meetings with families supporting 14 grandparents, 103 parents and 131 children 23 supported meetings 15 group sessions supporting 10 grandparents, 156 parents and 168 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 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.