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Welcome to Worth Abbey Parish

Coronavirus Update. Following advice from Bishop Richard the Abbey Church will be closed until further notice. Read Bishop Richard’s Pastoral Message 24th March 2020.

Read Fr Paul’s Letter to Parishioners, 19th March 2020. The Parish Office is closed but can be contacted by email parish@worth.org.uk

Prayer Request Form

If you have a prayer request please follow the link and use the form on the following page.

Prayer Request

Please pray for Sam, Peter, Barbara and Joan.

Parish Updates



Prayer Line: If you would like to pray with Father Paul he is available each day, except Sunday, from 10.00am – 11.00am. Please call him on 01342 710313.

A guide to isolation and social distancing from those who know from Abbot Christopher.

A pandemic-related reflection from Father Stephen

Every Sunday join CAFOD’s Virtual Children’s Liturgy at 10.00am

Light a Candle of Hope every Sunday at 7.00pm (see details below).

Bishop Richard will be offering a private ‘Mass in a Time of Pandemic’ every Friday until the outbreak of COVID-19 passes.

Read Father Martin’s Homily, Saturday 4th April 2020.

Holy Week

Pope Francis sends this video message to Christians around the world as we prepare to celebrate Holy Week in an unusual manner due to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. He prays especially for those suffering and for all the families whose lives have been upset in this difficult time.

5th April, Palm Sunday (Year A)


Bishop Richard’s podcast for Palm Sunday. Bishop Richard will be recording a daily podcast during Holy Week. Each new podcast will be uploaded to the Arundel Cathedral website.



Live Holy Week At Home


This Holy Week there will be no washing of feet on Maundy Thursday, no public veneration of the cross on Good Friday, no public Easter Vigil. But what we can do is live Holy Week at home. Here are some tips on how to enter into the spirit of the week from home.

Stations of the Cross

The Hozana prayer platform will be praying two Stations of the Cross every day throughout Holy Week using the inspiring meditations written by Saint John Henry Newman.

Stations of the Cross for children

Celebrate Holy Week online at Arundel Cathedral. The live stream timetable for the Sacred Paschal Triduum can be found here.

Listen to the Palm Sunday Mass from Worth Abbey at 9.30am.

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 21 for Palm Sunday “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” sung by Rebecca Horton.

Follow the links to some of the parishes in the Diocese which are live streaming Mass (see below Coronavirus – Live Streaming Mass and Services)

Anyone wishing to live stream Holy Week from the Vatican can find the timetable of services here

Holy Week prayers from CAFOD

Monday 30th March – Tuesday, 7th April: Rededication of England as the Dowry of Mary. Join in praying the Novena in honour of Our Lady of Walsingham starting Monday 30th March 2020 in thanksgiving for the Rededication of England as the Dowry of Mary and to plead the Lord’s protection from the coronavirus global pandemic.

Friday 3rd April: Day of Prayer for victims and Survivors of Abuse: Prayer for Healing and Reconciliation

About The Parish

We, the parish of Worth Abbey, in the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton, welcome parishioners from a wide area.  We benefit from a unique location among the Benedictine monastic community of Worth.  We wish to become, by the grace of God, a strong Community, united in prayer to Jesus and to one another, by relations of love and commitment.

Our mission is to foster values of welcome and hospitality towards our fellow Christians, and to those of other faiths and none.

We are committed to service and outreach to the poor and those in need; to evangelisation; to the young; and to the protection of God’s Creation.

We seek to build upon existing work to nurture a flourishing parish community.


Every little thing YOU do really makes a difference. Try re-using beverage containers. Instead of buying individually packaged drinks, consider buying a bulk container of the beverage you want, and buying a re-usable water bottle. Not only will this help the environment, but it will also help you save money since you are buying a bulk container.


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Pope Francis’ Prayer Intention April 2020

Liberation from addictions: We pray that those suffering from addiction may be properly helped and accompanied.