Throughout the year the parish supports a number of charities through its Parish Tithe, donating 10% of its collection and related income to charities and other worthy causes. The emphasis is on local organisations related to the Church or to parishioners. They vary from poverty relief to sick children and asylum seekers.

Worth Abbey Parish supports the food banks run by the Trussell Trust. 1 in 5 people in the UK live below the official poverty line meaning that for them life is a dally struggle. For many people a sudden crisis of redundancy, benefit delay or even an unexpected bill can mean going hungry.

The Parish collects donations of non-perishable food for the Crawley SVP and the  Haywards Heath foodbank. Donations can be left in the container in the porch of the Parish Office or in the baskets which are put out before the Vigil and 9.30 am Masses at the Abbey and the 11.30 am Mass at St Dunstan’s.

The Crawley Interfaith Network (CIFN) serves food to 25-30 homeless people every eight weeks at the Friary in Crawley. They would be delighted to have help from Worth Abbey parishioners. Members of the Hindu Temple bring along delicious curries and rice which are very popular. There are lots of jobs to do setting up, serving and washing up and chatting to the customers. It is very enjoyable and there is a good atmosphere. CIFN will be serving lunch on the following Sundays in 2018: 28th January, 25th March, 27th May, 22nd July, 23rd September and 25th November. If you would like to get involved please contact Ash on 07833252551 or or Fr Paul on 01342 710313 or

Outreach Peru is the development fund of Worth Abbey for Peru. It supports a range of health and social welfare projects in Lima and other parts of Peru. Click on the logo for details of the projects and ways in which you can support them.


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Church Action on Poverty is an ecumenical charity dedicated to tackling the root causes of poverty in the UK. CAP has a vision of a fairer society with a narrower gap between rich and poor.


Housing Justice is the national voice of Christian action on housing and homelessness. Housing Justice exists because its supporters believe that human dignity is challenged by a lack of decent housing.