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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 July 2018 - Trinity 7

8.00am Said Eucharist
9.30am Sung Eucharist
11.00am Family Worship

Presentation Church: 15 July 2018 - Trinity 7

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. They usually last half an hour, followed by refreshments. These, our All-Age Sunday services and Messy Church - the next is on Saturday 4 August at 3pm in St Wilfrid's / Centenary Hall - 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 JULY?

This Sunday 15 July is the Seventh after Trinity Sunday. We have Family Worship at St Wilfrid's at the slightly later time of 11.00am. As previously announced, there will not be a barbecue following this but we are planning an autumn event instead, with details on this website as soon as possible. In the meantime this Saturday 14 July, from 10am to 12 noon, we have a Macmillan Coffee Morning at the Presentation Hall.


Our Sunday Link for Trinity 7 gives details of our services and other events, including two important dates for your diary - a Cream Tea organised by our Mothers' Union branch, in the Centenary Hall from 3 to 5pm on Saturday 11 August, to raise money for the Care for the Family charity (admission £5); and Saturday 8 September (Town Day,) when we are presenting a Festival of Talents in St Wilfrid's Church from 11am to 5pm. Those talents could be yours! It's a presentation of people's hobbies and leisure interests. More news of that soon: to find out more, or to enquire about displaying what you do in your leisure time, please email admin@stwilfridshaywardsheath.org.uk
Please fill in and return your GDPR form (at a church service or to the Parish Office) as soon as possible, so we can continue to contact you.




OUR PARISH OFFICE IS NOW CLOSED

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

You will find our Parish Diary for 2018-2019 on the Parish Diary page (updated on 6 July). Our new Parish Calendar (from ChurchSuite) can be seen on its own new page here.


EASIER, MORE FLEXIBLE INVOLVEMENT OF LAY PEOPLE IN CHURCH MINISTRY: A BRIEF REPORT FROM CUCKFIELD DEANERY SYNOD ON 14 MAY:

The Cuckfield Deanery Synod meeting (at Ardingly) was open to EVERYONE, not just churches' representatives. The Revd Jayne Preston, our new Diocesan Officer for Lay Vocation and Ministry, explained that our Diocese is leading the way in the Church of England to make it MUCH easier for non-clergy people to play small or large parts in meeting the needs of the church and the wider community, in ways they can fit into their busy lives. There is accessible, more flexible training; some of it can be done from home by webinar. More details on Lay training opportunities in our Diocese can be found by clicking on this link: Diocese of Chichester website.


MESSY CHURCH DATES IN AUGUST, OCTOBER AND DECEMBER
Messy Church is on the following Saturdays at 3pm to 5pm in St Wilfrid's Church / the Centenary Hall: 4 August, 6 October and 1 December.

CELEBRATED ORGANIST WAYNE MARSHALL'S BRILLIANT RECITAL AT ST WILFRID'S CHURCH ON THURSDAY 21 JUNE

World famous organist Wayne Marshall made his third visit to play our Kenneth Tickell organ on its 20th anniversary. Not only was the music making special and the audience possibly the biggest in recent years for a musical event at St Wilfrid's. (There was a review and photo in the Mid Sussex Times for 28 June on page 53.) Wayne presented Felicity Amor, our assistant organist for almost 70 years, with a framed photo of her at the organ. This was taken by our Director of Music and Organist Nic Robinson, who turned the pages for his old friend Wayne and had set up a camera and screen, which greatly enhanced the audience's experience by allowing them to see Wayne, above them in the gallery, as if they were standing next to him. That was a first for St Wilfrid's. Thank you everyone who turned the chairs and pews round for the concert and then turned them back round again the morning after.


BUILDING THE CHURCH FAMILY (BCF) - AND AN ADDITIONAL WAY TO SHARE OUR NEWS AND ADMINISTER THE PARISH'S KEY TASKS

We have now subscribed to the web-based church management software ChurchSuite, which will help us communicate more effectively. This is currently being developed. The BCF Report to our APCM on 29 April 2018 can now be downloaded from the Parish Diary page


OUR JULY 2018 CHARITY OF THE MONTH

This month - launched by a successful fundraising lunch in the Centenary Hall on Wednesday 4 July - our charity is USPG, which is short for United Society Partners in the Gospel. Learn more about their great international work by visiting the USPG website.


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

Will you please be our new FSW representative, to succeed Sue Landauer? There's an interesting meeting to go to on 25 July (details in the Sunday Link for 8 July).

JULY 2018 UPDATE: The need for FSW's work is growing hugely across Sussex, and its current Family Support Practitioners have full caseloads and waiting lists. It recently launched its 5-year vision, which outlines its desire to have a Practitioner working across every Deanery in the county by 2022. It is beginning to put these plans into place with the recruitment over the next few weeks of new Family Support Practitioners to work in Crawley, East Grinstead, Coldean (Brighton) and Newhaven. Please get in touch with its head office on 01273 832963 if you would like to receive a copy of its 5-year vision document, which explains its work and its plans in more detail. Your prayers and support would be hugely welcome at such an important time for FSW.


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 the green of 'Ordinary Time' after Trinity Sunday, 27 May, and those will remain until Advent, the season just before Christmas.