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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: 20 January 2019 - Epiphany 3

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

Presentation Church: 20 January 2019 - Epiphany 3

10.30am Sung Eucharist

On the third Sunday of every month - including this Sunday 20 January -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 JANUARY AND FEBRUARY?

This Sunday 20 January is the third in the Epiphany season, with Family Worship at St Wilfrid's at 10.30am.


Our services and events over the next week are in the Sunday Link for 20 January. These include Coffee Stop at 10am on Tuesday in the Centenary Hall and our Men's Group planning meeting at 8pm on Wednesday 23 January.


You'll see three dates to note in Sunday Link: TWO musical events (the first, Anglo-French Song at St Wilfrid's NEXT SATURDAY lunchtime, 26 January: there's a preview and photo on page 47 of the Middy for 17 January) and TWO events marking the Feast of Title weekend at our Church of the Presentation. Kindly note also that on Sunday 3 February our churches join together in a parish-wide Joint Eucharist at the Presentation Church, on its special day, so there will be NO 9.30am Eucharist at St Wilfrid's that morning. We are very lucky to be the ONLY parish in Chichester Diocese which has two churches in it, so let's celebrate that together at our Presentation Church on 3 February.


More details of these events, and many more, including a unique fundraising event for Family Support Work on 16 February - see below - and Cuckfield Deanery Day on 23 February, are featured on our Parish Calendar page.



PARISH DIARY HAS BEEN REPLACED BY PARISH CALENDAR - ON ITS OWN PAGE, WITH ALL OUR PARISH AND CUCKFIELD DEANERY EVENTS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, WHICH HAS LOTS OF EVENTS PLANNED FOR 2019. We have now removed the old Parish Diary, News page from this website.


USING OUR NEW CHURCHSUITE CHURCH MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE - SOMETHING EVERYONE IN OUR PARISH WILL FIND USEFUL. WHY NOT REGISTER AS A 'MY CHURCHSUITE' USER?

If you wish to register as a My ChurchSuite User - and we hope everyone in the parish who is online will ask us to arrange that - please email



and we will show you individually how to register and then use its various features. Everyone who has completed a GDPR form (see below) has been entered onto our ChurchSuite database - with ALL his or her privacy requirements respected, unless and until such time as that person may decide to change them, when again all his or her wishes will be respected. Registering as a MyChurchSuite User means, for instance, that changing your own details on the database will no longer be something you have to ask one of our Communications Officers to do for you. But it is by no means confined to that formal purpose. It is a powerful, fast and convenient communications tool - hence our investment in ChurchSuite.


If you haven't already, 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 CLOSED IN JUNE 2018

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


OUR JANUARY 2019 CHARITY OF THE MONTH - the MUSTARD SEED APPEAL

Our January charity is the Archbishop of Centerbury's Mustard Seed Appeal on the Church Urban Fund website. As there is no Charity Lunch in aid of this Appeal, please give generously in the collection basket at the back of church throughout January.


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

HOT OFF THE PRESS: please see Parish Calendar for 16 February for a fascinating fundraising event at Holy Trinity Church, Cuckfield, when you can see and hear the story of a 1,400 ft embroidery by ONE person!


During November you kindly donated a staggering 60 new Christmas Toys, which were sent to FSW. Our parish representative Bernadette (St Wilfrid's Church) says a BIG THANK YOU for your wonderful response to FSW's annual appeal for toys. You can email her at

fswatstwilfridshh@gmail.com

HERE IS FSW'S JANUARY 2019 UPDATE: A very happy New Year to you all from everybody at FSW! We were extremely busy over the Christmas period, carrying out our usual work as well as organising many festive events for the families we support. During December we held 9 Christmas parties all across Sussex for over 500 children and their families. In addition we took 148 people to pantomimes and delivered 102 Christmas hampers on top of our normal food deliveries, to ensure that all the families we support had the opportunity to celebrate Christmas properly despite their daily challenges. We would like to say a huge thank you to everybody who contributed to this work with donations of toys, food or money - it really made a huge difference to our families. We are now very busy planning this year's work and building on the successes of 2018, and hoping that we will soon be able to further increase the number of families we can support.

December's work in numbers: 83 individual meetings with families supporting 14 grandparents, 172 parents and 215 children; 27 supported meetings; 21 group sessions supporting 18 grandparents, 332 parents and 547 children; 164 food deliveries made plus 102 Christmas hampers.


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 have now changed to those of the Christmas/Epiphany season, which is until 3 February: the Feast of the Presentation or Candlemas.