St Wilfrid’s Church
Church Road

Welcome to the website of the Anglican (C of E) Parish of St Wilfrid Haywards Heath, which has two churches, St Wilfrid’s Church and The Church of The Presentation of Christ in the Temple. Here you will find details of our mission and our ministry team. Other pages tell you about the church services, the events we put on and our history.  Visit the News page for an update on current affairs in the parish. You can find information about our groups here. Please use the How To Join form if you would like to join our worshipping community.

Presentation Church
New England Road



  • To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom.
  • To teach, baptise and nurture new believers.
  • To respond to human need by loving service.
  • To seek to transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and to pursue peace and reconciliation.
  • To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth.

For more information about the five marks of mission recognised by the church, click here.


Fr Edward Pritchett, Rector.

Rev’d Mike Clark, Priest. Following a teenage as an atheist and then becoming a Civil Engineer I had the fortune to meet a vicar’s daughter. Some few years later I was training at Salisbury & Wells Theological College and was ordained in 1983. My ministry has been as a Priest in secular employment working at a senior level.  Before retirement in 2002 I worked for a US corporation in many countries but finally I was working in Buenos Aires for 5 years. Now I enjoy working at St Wilfrid’s during the winter and in Spain for the summer at the Costa Blanca Chaplaincy.

Helen Arnold PCC member

Arthur Franklin Churchwarden

Derek Gooch Churchwarden

Gloria Kendall PCC member, Safeguarding Officer

Ian Michael Treasurer

Karen Michael Secretary

David Pidgeon PCC member, Halls Manager

Pru Richardson PCC member, planned giving

Laura Sayers PCC member, Deanery Synod representative


Andrew Storey PCC member, concert organiser

Sarah Tapp PCC member

Melvyn Walmsley PCC member, communications

Sally Ward PCC member

GROUPS (Note, 2 November 2021: some group meetings have now resumed after COVID-19 lockdown, as indicated below. As others resume this page will be updated.)

Church Choir (St Wilfrid’s Church)

The choir leads the singing at 9.00am (resumed) Sunday Eucharist and monthly Choral Evensong and meets on Fridays at 7.15pm.

Men’s Group

Varied programme; usually meets in St Wilfrid’s at 8.00pm on the 4th Wednesday of the month except in January and August.

Mothers’ Union (MU) in our Parish

To find out more about Mothers’ Union members’ involvement in local voluntary work and fundraising for MU projects worldwide

Presentation Wives

Meetings have resumed at 2.30pm on the 1st Monday of the month at the
Presentation Hall.

Women’s Fellowship

Now resumed: a varied programme in the Centenary Hall on the 1st Thursday of the month at 2.30pm.

Afternoon House Group

Meetings, which followed Diocesan and other Biblically-based course material, and were held in a member’s home, have not yet resumed after lockdown.

Evening House Group

Meetings have not yet resumed. Prior to lockdown, this lively group was meeting about five times a year for fellowship and discussion, usually in somebody’s house.

EcoChurch Group

St Wilfrid’s parish is proud to have achieved the bronze Eco Church award. We are now working towards the silver award and we welcome all support. We are an informal group and tend to meet during coffee in the Centenary Hall Hall after the St Wilfrid’s Church Sunday morning Eucharist.