About St Wilfrids
Objectives and Activities
The primary objective of St Wilfrid's, Parklands is to be an Anglican Church community which seeks to live out the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ through sacramental worship and outreach to the wider community. The PCC works closely with the Parish Priest in seeking to shape the mission of the Church in all aspects of our life together.
Achievements and Performance
There are 133 parishioners on the Church Electoral Roll (April 2008), 35 of whom are not resident within the parish. There was an average weekly attendance of 148 for the year 2007 (and there was an increase at the festivals)
There is an opportunity for the parish priest to be involved with the Chaplaincy of the local FE college. Spending up to the equivalent of one day a week there. There is a weekly Mass on Thursdays. A small Chaplaincy team run several events throughout the year as well as a weekly bible study on Tuesdays for International students. You can meet in term time in the main Coasters canteen on Wednesdays between 12.15 and2.00 pm.
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Special Intrest Groups
The Education and Spirituality Group spearheads the prayer life of the parish. The group investigates Advent and Lent courses and other ways to develop faith and help the church to grow.
The Social Justice Group develops an awareness of social justice issues at home and abroad. It keeps us up to date on fair-trade issues and advises the PCC on outside charitable giving. It also liaises with other churches.
The Pastoral Group are a group of volunteers committed to the pastoral care of the congregation and outreach in the community. They also visit the sick and housebound and oversee the welcome of newcomers.
The Children's Liturgy Group deals with children's participation in our worship and teaching on Sundays.
The Youth and Young People's Group looks at the specific needs of our young people and how we might engage with them.
The Social and Fund Raising Group organises events which enable the whole community to share fellowship together. The finance team help with short and long term requirements as a guide to the fund raising group's activities.
Sunday 10.00am · Sung Mass
This is our main weekly celebration and includes worship for young people. Everyone is welcome, families, including babes in arms, the young, the elderly, the married, the single-no-one should feel unwanted or uncomfortable. After Mass there is a cup of coffee and a time to get to know one another.
Tues-Thurs 9.10am · Morning Prayers All Welcome. This short 15-20 minute service is the ideal way to start the day.
Tuesday 7.00pm · Said Mass
This Mass is celebrated in our Lady Chapel, offering a precious opportunity in our busy lives for prayer and reflection during the week.
Wednesday 10.00am · Said Mass
This mid-week service offers an opportunity for some of our retired members to meet together informally, and to enjoy a period of fellowship and a cup of coffee after the service.
First Thursday of the Month
There is a 12.30 pm lunchtime Mass at St.Bartholomew's Church on Mount Lane just off Westgate. This is a quiet, informal service said on behalf of the community at Chichester Further Education College on the 1st Thursday of the month.
Friday 9.00am · Morning Prayer
This short 15-20 minute service is followed by Said Mass at 9.30am.
Sunday 8.20am · Breakfast Taize
A Celebrational Eucharist run jointly with St. Pauls, followed by a Bacon Buttie! Runs fortnightly either at St.Pauls, or St.Wilfrids. Click Here for Dates