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New Opening Times for the Abbey Church Having received the ‘Step 4 Guidance’ from our church authorities, Worth Abbey will be taking a ‘cautious approach’ as we reopen the Abbey Church and other facilities at Worth.

Liturgy Live Streaming in the Abbey Church We are streaming full video only for the daily Monastic Mass and Solemn Vespers (on Sundays + Solemnities), while continuing audio only for the other monastic prayer times. Details are available here. Video live streaming of the Parish Sunday Vigil Mass celebrated each Saturday at 5.00pm can be viewed here.

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Quiet Week at Worth Abbey, 11th – 19th August. During this period Mass will be celebrated for Worth Abbey Parish at the usual times of 5.00pm on Saturday 14th and 9.30am on Sunday 15th. There will be no other public liturgy between the 11th – 19th August. The Abbey Church will be closed, and the usual live streaming of our Liturgy of the Hours and of daily Mass will be suspended, from Matins on 11th August through to Compline on 19th August. Our normal arrangements, including the live streaming of public liturgy, will resume with the Office of Matins on 20th August.

Abbot Mark and the Community appreciate the prayerful fellowship of all those who worship with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back to our liturgy after this short break.


Sunday 25th July is the First World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly Pope Francis’ Message begins “I am with you always” (Matt 28:20). Watch the video in which Pope Francis prays with grandparents and the elderly.



Tuesday 27th July 7.00pm – 8.00pm Synodality: a new way of being the Catholic Church Across the world preparations are taking place for the synod. To help the Catholic community CAFOD is offering online sessions, open to all, with experts sharing what the synod and synodality is, why it is important and how parish communities will be taking part. Pope Francis urges us to participate in the synod from October 2021. Join the conversation with Christopher Lamb, Rome Correspondent for The Tablet and hear why it is critical for everyone to participate, why now and what it means for our global Church.  



Father Martin’s new book ‘The Certainty of Being Loved’ will be published shortly. Read about it here




Please remember that the green bin in the Parish Office porch is available for your food bank donations.  Haywards Heath Foodbank says thank you July 2021.




Would you like to join an online parish prayer group? 


Parish Finances Update June 2021

Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group Clothing Appeal June 2021


Medaille Trust Summer Newsletter 2021 Medaille Trust’s mission is to provide refuge and freedom from modern slavery. The Trust is one of the largest providers of supported safe house beds for victims of modern slavery in the UK.




Invited Monthly Reflection July 2021 



Join the Virtual Lourdes Pilgrimage 17th – 24th July here



The Common Good: what does it mean for families, for society and for government? A new series of four public conversations for 2021, exploring the meaning of the common good, and the responsibility it places on families, society and the state. Book your free place here

Weekly updates

D’Arcy’s Organ Music for the Seventeenth Sunday of the Year (B) 24th/25th July 2021

Prayers, Anniversaries and Readings 17th/18th July 2021

Sunday Mass Sheet for the Seventeenth Sunday of the Year (B) 25th July 2021

Watch Bishop Richard’s Weekly Video Reflection for the Seventeenth Sunday of the Year (B) 25th July 2021 or read it here.

If you have a prayer request please follow the link below and use the form on the following page. Prayer requests can be found on the Pastoral Care page.

Prayer Request

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.

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.


The Clock is Ticking: Countdown to COP26.  Find out what COP26 means and why the UN climate summit matters. As the host of COP26, the UK has a unique opportunity to rally other countries across the world to step up their action. Today, Saturday 24th July, there are only 100 days to go until the UN climate talks but Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak have been missing in action for months. The Time is Now to step up, show leadership & do everything we can to limit global temperature rise to 1.5C. 

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Pope Francis’ Prayer Intention July 2021: Social friendship 

We pray that, in social, economic and political situations of conflict, we may be courageous and passionate architects of dialogue and friendship