The PARISH CHURCH

of St Richard

Sydney Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16 1QE    


ABOUT US

Whether you just read these pages or visit St Richard’s for a Sunday Service, for a wedding, baptism or funeral, for some quiet personal reflection, or just to have a look around.  Then whoever you are and whatever you believe you would be very welcome.  

If you are hesitant to come to a service because you are anxious that you will not know what you are supposed to do, then please don’t worry – no one will mind.  We do hope, however, that you will share with us a sense that St Richard’s is a special place.  

Via the various links above, we hope that you will begin to know the people we are, who make up the heart of St Richard’s Church.  It’s history, the Hall and the support work we undertake whether it be through Messy Church, Family Support Work, The Children’s Society or in support of a number of other charities.  We also tell about our services and how to find us.

Please do feel free to join us for one of our services and say hello.  

We recommend the Sunday 10 am Mass with Tea/Coffee and a chat in the Hall after.


Of course we don’t just come to St Richard’s because of the building – we gather together because of our shared faith and beliefs.

As Christians we believe in a powerful, compassionate, loving and supportive creator God, who cares for each of us and wants us to care for each other.

We believe that God is alive and active today as his spirit continues to inspire justice and truth, change lives and transform society.

Christianity is also about relationship and community and here at St Richard’s we particularly believe in building a community where no one feels excluded because of who they are or because of where they are in their journey of faith.

We are all different and at different places spiritually – but respecting our differences we can journey together, celebrating our joys, sharing our sorrows and seeking to discover and learn about God’s love and glory together.

We don’t always get it right but we believe that God will help us when we ask him to and will forgive us when we acknowledge we have got it wrong… so we keep on trying.