Young Adults


Throughout the year The Open Cloister at Worth Abbey offers a series of retreats for young adults, providing space and time where they can step away from everyday life and explore their spirituality with the guidance of the Benedictine monastic community in a calm and supportive environment.


Young Adults’ Weekends in 2018:

25th – 29th March: Cross Walk

29th March – 1st April: Easter Retreat

23rd – 27th August: Summer Retreat

30th November – 2nd December: Advent Retreat

A weekend of faith sharing and exploration, led by The Wellspring Community and Worth Abbey’s The Open Cloister

An opportunity to enter more deeply into the faith and to explore the person of Jesus Christ. The retreat will offer the chance of encounter with Christ in prayer through the Benedictine monastic tradition, with space for reflection, participation in the rhythm of prayer with the monastic community (The Divine Office) and Lectio Divina, walks in the beautiful Sussex countryside, and time for building community and relationships.

For further information call The Bookings Secretary 01342 710318 or email


ENCOUNTER Crawley (for 15-30 year olds) –  an evening of live music, Adoration, food, an inspiring talk and the chance to meet other young Catholics. Keep up to date with events on ENCOUNTER’s Facebook page




Joel’s Bar is the youth conference of Celebrate – Catholic Charismatic events that happen throughout the year. Joel’s Bar is back once again at Worth Abbey for Easter 2018 from 1st -6th April. Through a timetable of speakers, worship, Mass, prayer with the monks and times of ministry JB provides space for relationship, fellowship and faith coming to life. The age range is Year 12 – 25 years old. To find out more/book your place click on the image.