St Wilfrid's Children's Liturgy

For our younger congregation, we encourage the children to be involved in our children’s liturgy during the mass. We have a very diverse community at St Wilfrid's with many nationalities: Polish, Romanian, Indian, African,Filipino… No matter what school they go to or what age they are, everyone is made welcome and new friendships are made with the children and their families as a whole.

We have a brand new church, designed to be child friendly and have good all round vision for the mass. One of the younger members of our congregation has said, and I quote: "the new church feels like someone is giving you a big hug".

Children of all ages are welcome, as well as any parents. For those of the older children who have done their First Holy Communion and would like to take part in the mass, there are opportunities to help Fr Rory on the altar, by becoming altar servers. It does not matter if you are a boy or girl, 7 years old or above, everyone is welcome.

If you have any queries please contact Annette Wake, or if you would like to become involved in teaching and guiding the children in their faith - help is always appreciated.


In the sacristy there will be a form for any child wishing to take their First Holy Communion in 2019. Please fill in the form and leave it in the sacristy with the name of the child, parent/guardian, email and contact number. We are giving an introductory lesson in September with the aim to start in October. Dates to be confirmed.


St Wilfrid’s Harvest Festival will be celebrated on the 30th September during the family mass at 10:30am.  Please can donations be made of fruit and vegetables, to help with the decorations, by Friday 28th September. These will be sold after mass and the proceeds will go to CAFOD.


There will be a box in the porch for all donations for the Hailsham Foodbank, you can find a list in the porch - tins, packaged soup, etc... Thank you.