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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: 21 October 2018 - Trinity 21

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

Presentation Church: 21 October 2018 - Trinity 21

10.30am Sung Eucharist

On the third Sunday of every month - including THIS SUNDAY 21 OCTOBER - 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 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. As Tuesday 23 October falls in Half Term week, there will be NO Toddlers Service that day; it resumes on Tuesday 30 October

WHAT'S ON IN OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER?

This Sunday 21 October is the 21st in Trinity, with Family Worship at 10.30am when you can buy tickets for the Brunch following our 18 November Family Worship (see below).

In the Sunday Link you'll find events during the rest of October and early November, including an illustrated talk, open to all, on Wednesday 24 October on the work of the Lovey Foundation, in St Wilfrid's Church at 8pm. In November our first-Sunday-of-the-month Choral Evensong resumes in a special way on Sunday 4 November. You will see on our Parish Calendar page and from posters in our churches that on that afternoon there will be a 'Come and Sing' event for EVERYONE who wishes to sing with us at this monthly service, starting at 1.30pm in St Wilfrid's and culminating in our monthly Choral Evensong at 6.30pm. If you wish to take part in the afternoon workshops, please email admin@stwilfridshaywardsheath.org.uk ASAP and you will be sent a Resource Pack. Other November events are listed below BUT please note too that on


Sunday 18 November our 10.30am Family Worship will be followed by a BRUNCH - soup and hot dogs - in the Centenary Hall. Family tickets (£10) will be on sale at Family Worship on this Sunday 21 October.



Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I

OUR CHARITY CONCERT AT ST WILFRID'S, SATURDAY 17 NOVEMBER

As you'll see in our Parish Calendar, on Saturday 17 November, at 6.30 for 7pm, we look forward to another Music and Poetry Readings concert for charity - Le Banquet Celeste - again conceived and being arranged by Andrew Storey. The musicians will include our St Wilfrid's Consort and returning guests Revd Alison Letschka (flute), Suki Parnell (soprano) and Tony Donovan (clarinet). This will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War and its aftermath - including some jazz songs.

WORLD WAR I MEMORY WREATH FOR HAYWARDS HEATH (ROYAL BRITISH LEGION IN PARTNERSHIP WITH P&S GALLAGHER)

The RBL, in partnership with P&S Gallagher, Sussex Road, are putting together a community memorial wreath, complete with individual messages, which will be laid at Muster Green on Sunday 11 November. Full details of this, and how you can have your message included, are on our Parish Calendar page (entry for 15 October).

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 IS NOW CLOSED

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


PARISH DIARY IS NOW PARISH CALENDAR WITH ALL OUR PARISH AND CUCKFIELD DEANERY EVENTS

Parish Diary has just been replaced by our new, more detailed and flexible Parish Calendar - a part of ChurchSuite, our online church management system in which parishioners can register as a User to receive reminders about rota dates, arrange rota swaps and much more. To register as a User, please email



METAL THIEVES IN MID SUSSEX: ADVICE ON BEING VIGILANT WHEN YOU ARE NEAR OUR CHURCH BUILDINGS


This advice was issued by Chichester Diocese, Sussex Police and Ecclesiastical Insurance on 12 October: Over the past ten days metal has been stolen from Holy Trinity, Cuckfield, All Saints, Bolney and St Saviour, Colgate. So all of us in the churches of Mid Sussex must be vigilant:

1. Please look out for suspicious activity around our church buildings and report any concerns to Sussex Police by calling 101 (the non-emergency line).

2. You will be told when works are taking place at our churches. Please call the churchwardens or the Rector (01444 413300) if people dressed like contractors appear at our churches when they are not expected.

3. Please report ALL crimes affecting churches as soon as possible. If you see someone committing a crime, please call 999 immediately. If you realise a crime has been committed but you're not sure when, please report it to Sussex Police by calling 101 (the non-emergency number).

4. Please notify EVERY incident to the Rector (01444 440084), the Diocesan DAC team (01273 425 690), Sussex Police (999 or 101) and Ecclesiastical Insurance (0345 777 3322) so a clear picture is presented and we can all work together.


OUR OCTOBER 2018 CHARITY OF THE MONTH AND SHOEBOX APPEAL

Our monthly charity for October is Voices in Exile, based at Brighton but covering a much wider area. You can read about its vital local services for asylum seekers and refugees on the Voices in Exile Facebook page. (Its main website appears to be in the process of reconstruction). Thank you everyone who supported its Charity Lunch on Wednesday 3 October. Running in parallel with this, until the end of October, as you will see in the Sunday Link for 21 October, our two churches are participating in the Shoebox Appeal 2018 by the charity Link to Hope. You can find out more about this on the Link to Hope website.


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

CONGRATULATIONS and THANKS to Bernadette, who has succeeded Sue Landauer as our parish's FSW representative

HERE IS FSW'S LATEST (OCTOBER 2018) UPDATE: The Harvest season is now well and truly underway, and our office in Brighton is heaving with the weight of all the wonderful donations we have received from Harvest Festivals across Sussex with more to come over the next week or so. We would like to say a huge thank you to everybody who has so generously donated to these collections; they really do make a world of difference to the families we support. We are working hard to increase our profile across Sussex and making as much as we can of our existing networks. Maybe you could help? If you work for a local company that has an active charity programme, or your children or grandchildren go to a school that chooses a local charity to support each year, we would love to hear about any new contacts so that we can tell more people about our work and encourage new supporters. Any connection, however insignificant you think it may be, could be hugely useful to us. Please get in touch with Nikki, our Director of Fundraising and Marketing, on 01273 832963 ex.307 or nikki@familysupportwork.org.uk if you have any local contacts you may be able to put us in touch with. Thank you!


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.