St Wilfrid's Parish Church Church of the Presentation


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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: 23 July 2017 - Trinity 6

8.00am Said Eucharist
9.30am Sung Eucharist

Presentation Church: 23 July 2017 - Trinity 6

10.30am Eucharist

On the third Sunday of every month we offer a Family Worship service at 10.30am. This is for families and children and is at St Wilfrid's Church. It lasts less than half an hour, followed by refreshments.

Also during term time we run a Toddlers Service on Tuesdays at 2.00pm. The last one this term was on 18 July; the first one next term is on Tuesday 12 September


This Sunday 23 July 2017 is the Sixth after Trinity Sunday.

The Sunday Link for 23 July 2017 highlights our forthcoming services (with some diary dates) and our charity of the month - reMEmber: The Chronic Fatigue Society (see also below). It has details of a Men's Group meeting (26 July) which prepares its members for 'Building the Church Family' day on 14 October, by discussing the future vision and direction of our parish. It also gives early notice of two Sunday services at St Wilfrid's at 10.30am instead of the usual 9.30am - Harvest Festival (17 September) and a service to commemorate our patron Saint Wilfrid (15 October).
That patronal service is the day after an important diary date for everyone at both our churches - 'Building the Church Family', a day when we all begin together to plan the future of our parish. It's on Saturday 14 October and will be led by leading church consultant and trainer John Truscott. To prepare ourselves to obtain the most benefit from this going forward, not only are groups like the Men's Group already thinking ahead. We have also arranged two OPEN meetings for anyone and everyone interested at 8pm at St Wilfrid's Church. The first, very successful one, on Thursday 20 July, agreed in outline the agenda (and name) for this special day on 14 October. The other meeting, on Monday 21 August, is to consider which IT church management system - database etc - will best serve us and our various activities as a growing parish.

On the Parish Diary, News page you will find the latest edition of the Parish Diary for 2017-2018 (updated on 21 July 2017).
See also our Children, Young People page for a list of all the Family Services and other events for our younger members during 2017.


In July our charity of the month is reMEmber: The Chronic Fatigue Society, a local charity (and not, as previously publicised, the national charity, the ME Association). Its Charity Lunch on Wednesday 5 July in the Centenary Hall got our fundraising for it off to a very good start. Full details about this local health charity can be found on the reMEmber website

Our subsequent Centenary Hall charity lunches are listed in our online Parish Diary for 2017-2018 (updated on 21 July 2017) on the Parish Diary page.

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

THANK YOU everyone who came on Saturday 24 June, when Cream Teas were served in the Centenary Hall in aid of FSW. This successful event raised £424.

FSW's latest news update is as follows:

On Easter Monday 104 walkers and several dogs strode across beautiful Ashdown Forest to raise money for FSW. Thank you to all those who walked and sponsored our walkers, we look forward to announcing our total raised soon. For those that missed the chance to walk our next walk from Amberley to Arundel will take place on Thursday 24th August. For further details, call FSW - 01273 832963.

Holiday weekend for families at Dalesdown This spring 12 of our families enjoyed a non-stop weekend of fun at Dalesdown, a Christian residential centre near Horsham. Our Play Team provided a huge range of activities including making clothes for fun from bin liners with decorated t-shirts for a fashion show, an evening camp fire with hot chocolate, treasure hunt with games and a fabulous family roast meal cooked by our volunteers. This weekend offered a much needed break for the families who said 'they had a fantastic time'.

Change a Child's life Friends 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 Please visit our website www.familysupportwork.org for our latest fundraising events happening in your area. 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 colour changing occasionally. This reflects the seasons of the church year from Advent (just before Christmas) to Trinity (May to November).