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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: 18 February 2018 - Lent 1

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

Presentation Church: 18 February 2018 - Lent 1

10.30am Sung Eucharist

On the third Sunday of every month we offer a Family Worship service at 10.30am. These services, including one THIS SUNDAY 18 FEBRUARY, 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 (being launched on Saturday 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. Following the half term break, it resumes on 20 February.

WHAT'S ON FROM FEBRUARY UNTIL THE CELEBRATED ORGANIST WAYNE MARSHALL'S RECITAL AT ST WILFRID'S CHURCH ON 21 JUNE?

This Sunday 18 February 2018 is the First Sunday in Lent, which began on Ash Wednesday, 14 February.


The Sunday Link for 18 February highlights our services and other activities. These include a Taize service at St Wilfrid's Church at 8pm on Wednesday 21 February, the launch of Messy Church there on 24 February at 3pm, the AGM / Planning Meeting of our Mothers' Union (Monday 19th), and our weekly Lent Lunches at 12.30pm in the Centenary Hall, which resume on Wednesday 21 February. Please note also that there are a few places left - and just enough time! - to join our Lent groups: see below.




LENT HOUSE GROUP COURSE: 'INSPIRING VISION' - SIGN UP AS SOON AS POSSIBLE: LIMITED PLACES!

Please read the online course summary here.

Why not follow this six-part weekly course, based on works of art that have inspired some well know people? We're forming house groups and there is no charge. They will meet at 8pm on Thursdays (starting on 22 February) and possibly, depending on demand, on Tuesdays (starting on 20 February). First come, first served! If you're interested, just send an email ASAP, stating which of those days you can make, to:


Details of and contacts for our regular afternoon and evening house groups are on our Groups, Activities page.


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. Details and how to buy tickets before they sell out are on our Weekly Notices page.


THE PRESENTATION CHURCH'S FEAST OF TITLE WEEKEND - CHARITY CONCERT (SATURDAY 27 JANUARY) AND JOINT PARISH EUCHARIST (SUNDAY 28 JANUARY)

Feedback on these - with the concert raising over £300 for the charity Children in Distress - was very positive. Thank you, everyone who contributed. Photos of the buffet and concert are on our parish Facebook site.


BUILDING THE CHURCH FAMILY - EXCELLENT PROGRESS SO FAR

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. Four groups, working on themes identified in October, have been holding several meetings and presented reports to the PCC (Parochial Church Council)on 6 February. There will be a major update in the Easter edition of Parish Focus.



You will find our Parish Diary for 2018 on the Parish Diary page (updated on 15 February).


OUR FEBRUARY 2018 GOOD CAUSE OF THE MONTH - WITH SILENT AUCTION OF PHOTO CANVAS PRINTS

Throughout February we are supporting Lovey Foundation (UK). This Sussex Community Based Organisation raises awareness and funds to buy and send school uniform material, sandals, school bags and stationery to its sister CBO in Bawku Municipal Province, in rural north east Ghana, so children of subsistence farmers can have a basic education instead of labouring. Its story and its impact can be seen on the Lovey Foundation website.


To help raise funds for the Lovey Foundation, every Sunday in February in St Wilfrid's Church you can bid (more than once if someone else outbids you!) to buy unique photo canvas prints of Britain and Ireland. This Silent Auction is open to bids until 10pm on Wednesday 28 February - just after the Men's Group meeting at 8pm in St Wilfrid's Church (open to all) with an illustrated talk about the Foundation's work.


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


During Lent once again our churches are collecting non-perishable food for this charity.


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

For a calendar of events and information about FSW
visit the FSW website.

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 now symbolise the 40 days of the penitential season of Lent.