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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: 22 May 2016 - Trinity Sunday

8.00am Said Eucharist
9.30am Sung Eucharist

Presentation Church: 22 May 2016 - Trinity Sunday

10.30am Eucharist

During term time at St Wilfrid’s we run Sunday School alongside our 9.30am Eucharist, on the second and fourth Sundays only. On the third Sunday of every month we offer a Family Worship service at 10.30am for families and children; this lasts less than half an hour, followed by refreshments.

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

WHAT'S ON IN MAY?

Next Sunday 22 May 2016 is Trinity Sunday. This marks the end of the Easter Season and so that day the background colours of this website change to green (Ordinary Time in the Church Calendar, until the season of Advent in November).

The Sunday Link for 22 May has details of events over the coming week and beyond, including the PCC meeting on Tuesday evening and our farewell (with recital) to our organist and Director of Music Max Kenworthy on Trinity Sunday. Before then, don't miss our Saturday evening concert at St Wilfrid's Church on 21 May, in which we will be raising funds for Medecins Sans Frontieres' work with Syrian refugees. There is a feature about that below, and also one with photos on our St Wilfrid's Church Facebook page. SEE ALSO BELOW for something else mentioned in the Sunday Link, a concert on Saturday 4 June, featuring the New Sussex Singers, called A Fancy of Folksongs.

Our Parish Focus 34 (Ascensiontide edition) can be downloaded from our Parish Diary, News page, as can our latest (updated 19 May) Parish Diary for 2016.


CHARITY OF THE MONTH FOR MAY 2016

In May our charity is St Paul's School, Kumba, Cameroon, which is linked to our own church primary school, St Wilfrid's. Thank you everyone who supported the Charity Lunch to raise funds for it last Wednesday 4 May in the Centenary Hall. Our other 2016 charities of the month and Centenary Hall charity lunches are listed in the online Parish Diary on the Parish Diary page.


CHARITY CONCERT FOR SYRIAN REFUGEES AT ST WILFRID'S CHURCH, 6.30 FOR 7PM ON SATURDAY 21 MAY

A very special, moving evening Charity Concert at St Wilfrid's Church, to raise funds for the work of the charity Medecins Sans Frontieres with Syrian refugees and organised by parishioner Andrew Storey and others, will feature a mixture of baroque and modern music as well as readings of translations of the work of Syrian poets caught up in the current civil war. All 11 of the performers are local or have local connections. Among them we welcome back the Revd Alison Letschka (flute) from her new parish in outer London and they also include Andrew himself (tenor and piano) and Roger Floyd (baritone, singing songs by Gurney and Butterworth). Look out too for a rare treat: a bass clarinet as big as a bassoon played by Tony Donovan. Composers include Faure (the "Dolly Suite"), Bruch, Handel, Quilter, Roussel, Storey (two first performances), Haywards Heath composer/pianist Georgina Bowden (a premiere of her 'At Dusk') and others - even the Dave Brubeck Quartet's 'Take Five'! Admission is free with refreshments during the interval.

For information about the charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Boundaries) visit the Medecins Sans Frontieres website.


ST WILFRID'S LEGACY FOLKSONG CONCERT BY THE NEW SUSSEX SINGERS AT ST WILFRID'S CHURCH AT 7PM ON SATURDAY 4 JUNE

As part of the St Wilfrid's Legacy Series this summer, New Sussex Singers are presenting 'A Fancy of Folksongs' in the church on Saturday 4th June at 7pm. The concert title comes from an arrangement by the composer Cecelia McDowell; other items include songs arranged by Vaughan Williams, Bob Chilcott, Percy Grainger and Paul Ayres. Tickets at £10 may be ordered from the Parish Office (01444 412339).


FAMILY SUPPORT WORK (FSW)

FSW - the Chichester Diocesan Association for Family Support Work - not only welcomes donations in cash or online; it also invites you to volunteer for a range of activities. See also above. Our parish regularly and gladly supports its fundraising efforts. Thank you everyone who came to the Quiz Night in the Centenary Hall on Saturday 23 April. This very well organised and enjoyable evening raised £830.

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

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). We now have the bright Easter colours, which will remain until Trinity Sunday.