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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: 26 May 2019 - Easter 6

8.00am Said Eucharist
9.30am Sung Eucharist

Presentation Church: 26 May 2019 - Easter 6

10.30am Sung Eucharist

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 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. PLEASE NOTE: As Tuesday 28 May is in school half term week there will be no Toddlers' Service then. It resumes after half term on Tuesday 4 June.

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 MAY AND JUNE?

This Sunday 26 May is the Sixth in the Easter season. Ascension Day (Luke 24, 50-53; Acts 1, 6-11) is this coming Thursday 30 May and, as usual, the Church of the Ascension in Vale Road have kindly invited us to join them at their patronal Eucharist at 7.30pm that evening, followed by refreshments. Apart from the Ascension, we have another cause for celebration: our Church Primary School of St Wilfrid in Eastern Road has been rated 'Good' by Ofsted, who inspected it on 8-9 May.


Our other services and events, including a meeting of the Presentation Wives on Monday 3 June, are in the Sunday Link for 26 May.



WHAT'S ON THROUGHOUT 2019?

THE place to find out is on our new, illustrated, interactive Parish Calendar, which is much more than a list of forthcoming events and services.


USING OUR NEW CHURCHSUITE CHURCH MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE: 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's online will ask us to arrange that - please email



and we'll show you how to register and use its various features (it's very easy). Why register? Everyone who has completed a GDPR form is on our ChurchSuite database - with ALL his or her privacy requirements respected, unless and until that person wishes to change them. Registering as a MyChurchSuite User means, though, that changing your contact details and communications preferences will be done by YOU, whenever you wish (in a few seconds). This is a powerful, fast and convenient communications tool - hence our investment in ChurchSuite.


OUR 'FESTIVAL OF HOPE: CARING FOR CREATION' IN ST WILFRID'S CHURCH ON TOWN DAY, SATURDAY 7 SEPTEMBER, FROM 11AM to 5PM

Posters are going up around our churches advertising this event, which follows our very successful Festival of Talents on Town Day 2018. Please put the date in your diary to visit BOTH events. (Town Day runs in Victoria Park from 12 noon to 7pm.) Our non-commercial exhibition, with free admission, will be celebrating local initiatives towards environmental and community based projects and the craftsmenship of local people. If you would like to book a table to display your involvement in such an initiative (there is no charge), please email admin@stwilfridshaywardsheath.org.uk as soon as possible.


OUR MAY AND JUNE 2019 CHARITIES OF THE MONTH

Our May charity is Christian Aid, whose website is here. Thank you everyone who came to our Charity Lunch for Christian Aid in the Centenary Hall at 12.30pm on Wednesday 1 May. Please give generously to our charities of the month, by using the collection basket at the back of St Wilfrid's Church on Sunday mornings or by donating via the charity's website (see the hyperlink above). Our June 2019 charity - Time 4 Children - is based in Haywards Heath and has been providing Emotional Listening Support for children aged between 4 and 12 in Mid Sussex since 2005. Find out more by visiting Time 4 Children's website


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

Thank you everyone who helped to swell FSW funds by visiting Birchanger Gardens near Balcombe on Sunday 5 May.

For news of our involvement in local FSW events please contact our FSW parish representative Bernadette (St Wilfrid's Church) at

fswatstwilfridshh@gmail.com

HERE IS FSW'S MAY 2019 UPDATE from Nikki Kerr, Director of Fundraising and Marketing: Dear Friends, The Easter period was exceedingly busy for us all at FSW. Our practitioners organised a number of school holiday activities for our families, including a trip to Herstmonceux Science Centre and a visit to Tilgate Park, and we were also busy speaking at church services during Lent and accepting many generous donations of Easter eggs from supporters. We'd like to say a huge thank you to anybody who contributed to these collections - we were able to give eggs to all of our children in time for Easter day. 133 people joined us on Easter Monday for our annual Easter Walk, this time starting from Alfriston. It was a tremendous day with glorious weather and we hope that all who joined us enjoyed themselves. We are now gearing up for a very busy season of events, including a stand at the South of England Show from 6-8 June. If you are attending the show, do come and find us at stand 3B - we'd love to chat!

A little plea for help - our foodbank is running very low on a number of items. If you are able to help with donations of any of the following goods, please get in touch with the office in 01273 832963. " Cleaning materials (washing up liquid, washing powder, multi-surface spray etc.) " Jams and spreads " Biscuits " Shampoo " Cereal


April's work in numbers

117 individual meetings with families supporting 11 grandparents, 112 parents and 140 children

47 supported meetings with other agencies

30 group sessions supporting 7 grandparents, 228 parents and 278 children

130 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 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 colours are now those of the Easter season, which ends on Trinity Sunday, 16 June 2019.