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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: 15 September 2019 - Trinity 13

8.00am Said Eucharist
10.30am Family Worship Eucharist

Presentation Church: 15 September 2019 - Trinity 13

10.30am Hymns and Prayers

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 Saturday 5 October - are on our Children, Young People page.

Toddlers Service has now resumed on Tuesdays at 2pm in St Wilfrid's Church, with play afterwards 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 SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER?

This Sunday 15 September is the Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity - Harvest Festival at St Wilfrid's Church with a special all-age Harvest service at 10.30am; Hymns and Prayers at the Presentation Church. (Our usual pattern of Sunday services resumes on Sunday 22 September and the Presentation Church's Harvest Festival is on Sunday 6 October.)


Details of our Sunday and other services and events are in the Sunday Link for 15 September and on the Parish Calendar page of this website.



WHAT'S ON THROUGHOUT 2019 - INCLUDING OUR FSW QUIZ NIGHT ON 21 SEPTEMBER?

The place to find out all the dates and details is our new, illustrated, interactive Parish Calendar. This is regularly updated - and much more than a list of forthcoming events and services.


OUR 'FESTIVAL OF HOPE: CARING FOR CREATION' FREE EXHIBITION IN ST WILFRID'S CHURCH LAST SATURDAY 7 SEPTEMBER

Thank you everyone who contributed to the great success of our Festival of Hope, which was well attended and much enjoyed. Our exhibition celebrated local initiatives towards environmental and community based projects and the craftsmanship of local people.


OUR SEPTEMBER 2019 CHARITY OF THE MONTH

Our September monthly charity is A Rocha: Caring for God's Earth. Recently St Wilfrid's Church registered with A Rocha as an Eco Church and there was a display about its work at our Festival of Hope on 7 September.


Our monthly charity lunches resumed on 4 September. The next one, as usual, will be in the Centenary Hall on Wednesday 2 October at 12.30pm. Please give generously to our monthly charities by enjoying our charity lunches, or donating in the collection basket at the back of St Wilfrid's Church on Sunday mornings or on the charities' websites.


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

THANK YOU for kindly supporting our recent Sunday collections of food and household items for FSW's Food Bank. These were very successful: more details of your generous response will be published as soon as we have the final figures.


CENTENARY HALL QUIZ NIGHT! This is at 7pm for 7.30pm on Saturday 21 September: a traditional Quiz Night with fish and chips supper and cash bar in the Centenary Hall. Tickets (at £12.50; in cash, please; cheques payable to Family Support Work) are available in our two churches after our Sung Eucharists on Sunday mornings. Your ticket includes fish and chips from a local fish and chips shop; so please let us know BEFORE 21 September if you would prefer sausage - or chicken - to fish.

For more details of this and news of our involvement in other local FSW events please email our FSW parish representative Bernadette (St Wilfrid's Church): fswatstwilfridshh@gmail.com

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

Dear Friends,
As the new school year has begun, we can look back on a wonderful summer of activities for our families. We had incredible days (and glorious weather) at Warnham Park in July and at Chichester Cathedral, which was the first time many of our families had ever set foot inside a cathedral. In addition we ran family fun days, outings to Drusilla's, Herstmonceux Science Centre, Tilgate Park and Aldingbourne Country Park. Our Amberley-Arundel sponsored walk at the end of August took place in beautiful weather and we were delighted to have 77 walkers on the day - thank you to everybody who participated or sponsored a friend.

You may have seen the announcement at the end of August about our new Bishop's Champions - Caroline Nicholls DL, Denise Patterson DL, Maureen Chowen DL and Jonathan and Caroline Lucas. These 5 individuals will be helping to raise awareness of our work throughout Sussex and encouraging new networks of individuals and groups to get involved in supporting us. We are delighted to have them on board and are really excited about the future.

We are now focussed on the busy period leading up to Christmas. With Harvest season rapidly approaching, we are aware that many schools and churches will be generously donating their collections to our foodbank. I have attached a flyer that details the items we are particularly short of in case this may be of use.

I have included some prayer points below in case these are helpful, and thank you as always for your ongoing support both practically and through prayer.

August's work in numbers

119 individual meetings with families supporting 8 grandparents, 139 parents and 217 children

17 supported meetings with other agencies

22 group sessions supporting 5 grandparents, 328 parents and 589 children

122 food deliveries made

Prayer points

Thanks for a wonderful summer of activities that gave our families much-needed respite from their daily challenges

That our new Bishop's Champions will quickly feel part of the FSW team and will encourage each other in their new roles

For a lady we know who is trying to set up home after living in a refuge for some months as a domestic violence survivor. She is currently not able to have her child living with her but is desperate to be reunited once she has a stable home to live in.


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.