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: 25 March 2018 - Palm Sunday

8.00am Said Eucharist
9.30am Sung Eucharist

Presentation Church: 25 March 2018 - Palm Sunday

10.30am Sung Eucharist

On the third Sunday of every month we offer a Family Worship service at 10.30am. These services are for families and children and are at St Wilfrid's Church. They usually last less than half an hour, followed by refreshments. These, our All-Age Sunday services and Messy Church (launched on 24 February: see below) are listed 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.


Sunday 25 March 2018 is Palm Sunday, the start of Holy Week - the most significant week in the church's calendar.

Sunday Link for 25 March gives full details of our Holy Week, Good Friday and Easter Sunday services, with special services held every day except Saturday 31 March. It also explains how to make sure you are on our churches' electoral roll and how to get tickets for Wayne Marshall's third organ recital at St Wilfrid's Church on 21 June. Throughout March our Men's Group darts team is raising funds for our charities of the month (see below). Why not sign their sponsor forms, which they are bringing into church during March?

Our Lent food collection for our diocesan Family Support Work (FSW) charity continues. Please put the evening of Saturday 21 April in your diary: fish and chips supper Quiz Night for FSW (see the FSW section below for details).

We are delighted to report that the launch of Messy Church at St Wilfrid's Church on Saturday 24 February was a great success, with 30 families taking part. Thank you, all who helped on and before the day!


World famous organist Wayne Marshall is making his third visit to play our Kenneth Tickell organ on its 20th anniversary. Details and how to buy tickets before they sell out are on our Weekly Notices page.


Our October 2017 parish day, led by church consultant and trainer John Truscott, has, as intended, become a process of planning our parish's future. There will be reports from our four BCF groups after Easter.

You will find our Parish Diary for 2018 on the Parish Diary page (updated on 23 March to include all our Holy Week, Good Friday and Easter Sunday services).


During March we are supporting two local hospices, St Peter and St James' Hospice, Wivelsfield and Chestnut Tree House children's hospice near Arundel. As usual, our Men's Group darts team are boosting our fundraising for the hospices. Please sign their sponsor forms in St Wilfrid's on Sunday. The Men's Group programme is on the Groups, Activities page.

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

During Lent our churches are collecting non-perishable food for this, our Diocesan charity. In April, FSW is our Charity of the Month, with a fundraising Quiz Night at 7pm for 7.30pm in the Centenary Hall on Saturday 21 April. Tickets are £12.50 including fish and chips and a dessert: see Sue in St Wilfrid's Church on Sunday mornings or email admin@stwilfridshaywardsheath.org.uk - and don't forget our Charity Lunch for FSW in the Centenary Hall at 12.30pm on Wednesday 4 April.

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 now symbolise the 40 days of the penitential season of Lent.