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: 22 April 2018 - Easter 4

8.00am Said Eucharist
9.30am Sung Eucharist

Presentation Church: 22 April 2018 - Easter 4

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) 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. This resumed, after the Easter Holidays, on Tuesday 17 April.


The joy of Easter is upon us and this Sunday 22 April is the fourth in the Easter season.

Our Annual Parish Meeting (APCM) on Sunday 29 April is at 11.15am in St Wilfrid's Church, with the Presentation Church's Sung Eucharist at 9.30am that day, to finish in time for the APCM. That's when our parish wardens and some Parochial Church Council members are elected and we have reports from the Rector and Treasurer, a combined report from our four Building the Church Family working groups (see also below) and other groups within the parish. Do try to attend this.

Meanwhile, this Saturday 21 April we have a Quiz Night for Family Support Work at 7 for 7.30pm. Entrance - including fish and chips and a dessert - is £12.50.

Sunday Link for Easter 4 gives full details of our services and other events over the next week, including a Men's Group meeting on Wednesday 25 April and details of an opportunity to welcome back to West Sussex the Reverend Alison Letschka, who used to be our Curate. Her licensing as Vicar of West Grinstead is this Thursday 26 April.

Sunday Link also reminds you how to get tickets for Wayne Marshall's third organ recital at St Wilfrid's Church on 21 June. (For details of Wayne's full programme, please see below).


World famous organist Wayne Marshall is making his third visit to play our Kenneth Tickell organ on its 20th anniversary. Wayne's full programme has now been given to us. It includes music by JS Bach, Liszt, Parry and his own tribute to Leonard Bernstein, marking the 100th anniversary of the 'West Side Story' composer's birth. 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. A report about the work of our four BCF groups is being presented to the APCM - our annual parish meeting, to which everyone in our two churches is invited - at St Wilfrid's Church at 11.15am on Sunday 29 April (see also above).

You will find our Parish Diary for 2018 on the Parish Diary page (updated on 16 April).


In April our Charity of the Month is Family Support Work - FSW. Thank you everyone who donated food during Lent and/or came to our Charity Lunch on 4 April. FSW have a permanent feature on our website, below:

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

In April, FSW is our Charity of the Month, with a fundraising Quiz Night at 7pm for 7.30pm in the Centenary Hall this Saturday 21 April. Entrance is £12.50 including fish and chips and a dessert. or email admin@stwilfridshaywardsheath.org.uk

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 bright yellow and orange on Easter Sunday and those will remain until the end of the Church's Easter season, Trinity Sunday, 27 May 2018.