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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: 17 June 2018 - Trinity 3

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

Presentation Church: 17 June 2018 - Trinity 3

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 JUNE?

This Sunday 17 June is the Third after Trinity Sunday, with Family Worship at 10.30am in St Wilfrid's Church.


Our Sunday Link for Trinity 3 gives details of our services and other events, including a Mothers' Union meeting on Monday 18 June at 1.45pm in the Centenary Hall, when the Rector speaks about early Christianity in Britain, and our monthly Taize service in St Wilfrid's Church at 8pm on Wednesday 20 June. 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. Do apply for seats, which are selling quickly, for our Wayne Marshall organ recital on Thursday 21 June (please see below).




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 8 June).


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

As always, our Cuckfield Deanery Synod meeting (this time at Ardingly) was open to EVERYONE, not just churches' representatives, and, as always, there was a very good speaker. The Revd Jayne Preston, our new Diocesan Officer for Lay Vocation and Ministry, unpicked some church-speak jargon for us in her direct Mancunian way. Our Diocese is leading the way in the Church of England in making it MUCH easier for non-clergy people to play small or large parts in ministering to the needs of the church and the wider community it serves, in ways they can fit into their busy lives. There is good, accessible training and it's much more flexible than before; some of it can be done from home by webinar. More details about Jayne's role and Lay training opportunities in our Diocese can be found by clicking on this link to the Lay Ministry section on the 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 RECITAL AT ST WILFRID'S CHURCH ON THURSDAY 21 JUNE!

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. A detailed preview of this concert was published on page 49 of the Mid Sussex Times on Thursday 14 June.


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

A report about the work of our four BCF groups was presented to our well attended APCM at St Wilfrid's Church on Sunday 29 April. As an update to that, we have just taken out a subscription 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 JUNE 2018 CHARITY OF THE MONTH

In June our monthly charity is the Haywards Heath-based Kangaroos, and our fund raising for it wase launched by a charity lunch at the Centenary Hall at 12.30pm on Wednesday 6 June. Thank you, everyone who attended that. You can read more about the work of Kangaroos for local young people with learning disabilities by visiting the Kangaroos website.


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

JUNE 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.