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: 24 September 2017 - Trinity 15

8.00am Said Eucharist
9.30am Sung Eucharist
12.30pm Baptisms

Presentation Church: 24 September 2017 - Trinity 15

10.30am Eucharist

On the third Sunday of every month we offer a Family Worship service at 10.30am. These services are for families and children and are at St Wilfrid's Church. They last less than half an hour, followed by refreshments.

Also during term time we run a Toddlers Service on Tuesdays at 2.00pm.


This Sunday 24 September 2017 is the Fifteenth after Trinity Sunday.

The Sunday Link for 24 September highlights our forthcoming services and our (local) charity of the month - CARE.

This Wednesday 27 September at 8pm there is an open meeting of the Men's Group at St Wilfrid's Church, to which everyone is invited, when Martin Heath will give an illustrated talk about the Zambesi River.


Following the success of our all-age Harvest Festival on 17 September, we have another 10.30am joint Eucharist at St Wilfrid's on 15 October - again replacing 9.30am Eucharist and 10.30am Family Worship. This time we shall celebrate the Feast of our patron saint, St Wilfrid, who brought Christianity to Sussex in 681 AD.

BUILDING THE CHURCH FAMILY DAY, SATURDAY 14 OCTOBER That all-age service is the day after a very important one for everyone at both our churches. 'Building the Church Family', on Saturday 14 October, is when we all begin together to plan the future of our parish. This day, with an agenda which we have planned to meet our particular needs, will be led by leading church consultant and trainer John Truscott. To prepare ourselves to obtain the most benefit from this going forward, post-it boards are now in both churches to collect your ideas and suggestions. See also the leading article in the Summer 2017 edition of Parish Focus on our Parish Diary, News page. PLEASE TRY TO ATTEND (approximate timing 10am to 3.30pm) and let the Parish Office - office.stwch@btinternet.com - know that you are coming. Full details of the programme and lunch arrangements will follow soon.

On the Parish Diary, News page you will also find the latest edition of the Parish Diary for 2017-2018 (updated on 1 September 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.


Our linked Church School in Eastern Road, Haywards Heath, is recruiting a new Head Teacher. To read the advertisement, you will need to follow this link and then search for it, clicking on the appropriate boxes, as there isn't a direct external link to it: School Job Vacancies, West Sussex County Council.


Our September charity is a local one, CARE. Thank you everyone who came to its successful Charity Lunch in the Centenary Hall on 6 September. You can read more about it on the CARE in Haywards Heath, Cuckfield and Lindfield website.

You will see in this week's Sunday Link that the Revd Andrew Wingate will join us as guest preacher at the 9.30am Eucharist at St Wilfrid's on Sunday 1 October, to speak about the Brighton-based charity Voices in Exile, which supports asylum seekers and refugees in Sussex and Surrey. That will be our Charity of the Month for October, with a charity lunch to launch our fundraising for it at 12.30pm in the Centenary Hall on Wednesday 4 October. More details can be found on the Voices in Exile website.

Our subsequent Centenary Hall charity lunches are listed in our online Parish Diary for 2017-2018 (updated on 1 September 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:

An successful fundraising walk from Amberley to Arundel took place on Thursday 24th August.

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 colour changing occasionally. This reflects the seasons of the church year from Advent (just before Christmas) to Trinity (May to November).