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Christian Meditation Group at Blessed Sacrament Chapel
Nov 28 at 7:45 pm – 8:45 pm

Followed by Compline at 9.00 pm in the Abbey Church

Children’s Liturgy at Abbey Church
Dec 1 at 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Welcome to Worth Abbey Parish

Centred on the Benedictine monastic community at Worth Abbey, our parish is in the Sussex Weald near the village of Turners Hill, just south of Crawley. A parish of the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton, it is a living and learning community where faith can develop and the lives of its people be enriched.

Worth Abbey Parish is a friendly Christian church, a place where people of all ages and backgrounds can discover a way of living life more fully through developing a closer relationship with the person of Christ in a community of believers. Our common faith tells us that we are the loved people of a God who stops at nothing to show us this love; and through the mysterious working of the Lord Jesus in his Church we are allowed to share His Divine power.

Worth Abbey is a community where people worship, learn and share and where the important milestones of faith are celebrated. There are many opportunities in the parish for individuals of all ages, and families, to develop and explore faith and to learn more about the Church. All are welcome – whatever their background, knowledge and experience.


Lord, allow my ears to listen to the cry of the earth, the voices of my sisters and brothers, those who face the harsh reality of climate change. Lord, I come to do your will.
Lord, allow my eyes to see the beauty of creation, in flowers, creatures, forests and cities alike. Lord, I come to do your will.
Lord, allow my voice to speak out for justice and ensure people living in poverty are heard. Lord, I come to do your will.
Lord, allow my hands to care for the earth, to toil, to reap, to celebrate. Lord, I come to do your will.
Lord, allow my feet to take the path less trod, to walk the extra mile, to take your message out to the world. Lord, I come to do your will. (CAFOD)

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Hearing the Cry of the Poor: a Prayer for the World Day of the Poor

Loving God, You hear the cry of each of your children, and especially those who are suffering. We pray that we too might hear the cries of people in need: the family crying out for food; the immigrant child crying out for his mother; the youth crying out for education; the farmer crying out for rains for his harvest; the trafficked and abused, crying out for freedom. All of who are poor and vulnerable crying out for help. Lord, open our hearts, that we may hear the cries of the poor as you do and respond as your hands and feet on earth. In your name we pray, Amen