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: 28 May 2017 - Easter 7

8.00am Said Eucharist
9.30am Sung Eucharist

Presentation Church: 28 May 2017 - Easter 7

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.


This Sunday 28 May 2017 is Easter 7. But before then, at 7pm in St Wilfrid's Church this Saturday 27 May (doors open 6.30pm) we have a wonderful Summer Music Concert, with readings of poetry and prose. This features performers of all ages, including our own Storey family (Andrew performs the premiere of one of his new compositions), Gillian Ferguson (viola), Roger Floyd (baritone) and our St Wilfrid's Church Choir, with a star guest from London, the young soprano Sukey Parnell. We also welcome back the Revd Alison Letschka (flute) and other talented musicians, including clarinettist Tony Donovan. The music includes pieces by Sarah Cattley, Malcolm Arnold, Richard Rodney Bennett and others. Admission is free, with a retiring collection in aid of special purposes at our linked Church School, St Wilfrid's CE Primary School in Eastern Road. Refreshments will be served at the interval. DO SUPPORT THIS!

The Sunday Link for 28 May 2017 - Easter 7 - gives details of the services and events at both our churches, and in particular it highlights our events in support of our charity of the month, Christian Aid, and our diocesan charity, Family Support Work (FSW: see also below). These events include an open meeting of the Women's Fellowship at 2.30pm on Thursday 1 June in the Centenary Hall, about the Lovey Foundation, with Melvyn Walmsley (Chair) and Yaa Asare (Secretary): this community based organisation raises funds to enable children in rural North East Ghana to attend school. Looking ahead, Sunday Link also flags up the Family Worship barbecue on Sunday 18 June and, six days later, Cream Teas in the Centenary Hall on Saturday 24 June to raise funds for FSW, whose President preaches at St Wilfrid's at 9.30am on Sunday 11 June.

On the Parish Diary, News page you will find the latest edition of the Parish Diary for 2017-2018 (updated on 26 May 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 May our charity of the month is Christian Aid - with its Charity Lunch held on Wednesday 3 May in the Centenary Hall at 12.30pm, when £163 was raised. Thank you everyone who came to that. And we still have our Big Breakfast to come on Bank Holiday Monday 29 May at 9.30am in the Centenary Hall. Tickets for that have been sold out! Full details about this charity can be found on the Christian Aid website

Our other Centenary Hall charity lunches are listed in our online Parish Diary for 2017-2018 (updated on 3 May 2017) on the Parish Diary page.

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

STOP PRESS: do visit the Parish Diary page of this website and look up 11 June, when the FSW President, Martin Auton-Lloyd, preaches at St Wilfrid's Church at 9.30am, and also Saturday 24 June, when Cream Teas are being served in the Centenary Hall from 3-5pm in aid of FSW.

FSW have just sent us a news update 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 Dalesdown Last month 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). We are now in the season of Easter.