Future Dates
for Your Diary

May
30
Wed
2018
Christian Meditation Group at Blessed Sacrament Chapel
May 30 at 7:45 pm – 8:45 pm

Followed by Compline at 9.00pm

Jun
1
Fri
2018
Vigil for Vocations at Abbey Church
Jun 1 at 9:00 pm – 12:00 am

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.

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CAFOD Prayer: Spirit of Justice and Community

Give us the confidence to challenge injustice and to nurture the flame of justice until it burns brightly. May the Spirit of justice and community accompany you and light your way. May this Spirit move you, heal you, guide you and challenge you, call you to action and to prayer. May this passion for justice burn through you and in you and may it warm the hearts of those around you, encouraging hope and overcoming fear. Amen

 

 

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13th May, Prayer for World Communications Day

Lord, make us instruments of your peace, Help us to recognise the evil latent in a communication that does not build communion. Help us to remove the venom from our judgements. Help us to speak about others as our brothers and sisters. You are faithful and trustworthy; may our words be seeds of goodness for the world; where there us shouting, let us practice listening; where there is confusion, let us inspire harmony; where there is ambiguity, let us bring clarity; where there is exclusion, let us offer solidarity; where there is sensationalism, let us use sobriety; where there is superficiality, let us raise real questions; where there is prejudice, let us awaken trust; where there is hostility, let us bring respect; where there is falsehood, let us bring bring truth. Amen (Pope Francis)