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CORONAVIRUS: Masses are celebrated on Saturdays at 5.00pm, Sundays at 9.30am, and on Tuesdays at 10.00am (after Mass the Church will remain open for private prayer until 12 noon).  For further details please see Mass Times



The monks of Worth Abbey, the Abbey of Our Lady Help of Christians, announced the election of Dom. Mark Barrett as the seventh Abbot of Worth Abbey on Tuesday 8th June 2021.

“The task of a Benedictine Abbot is to articulate the rhythm of the monastery and bring the many gifts of the brethren together”, Abbot Mark said. “It is a challenge to be asked to undertake this responsibility, and a genuine honour.”

Abbot Mark was born in West Yorkshire in 1957. He is a graduate of Cambridge and London Universities. He has been a teacher of Christian spirituality at both secondary and tertiary levels, and is the author of several books, including The Wind, the Fountain and the Fire, the Bloomsbury Lent Book of 2020.


A Message from Abbot Mark 13th June

The date of the Abbatial blessing will be announced in due course.

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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Please remember that the green bin in the Parish Office porch is available for your food bank donations.

The G7 Summit is taking place in Cornwall from 11th-13th June 2021. Find out why the G7 Summit matters to everyone in Latest News.



14th – 20th June is Refugee Week Find out more in Latest News




Open Cloister Online Retreat 18th – 20th June Come Dine With Me: Feasting with Moses and Jesus.  The retreat will be led by Michael Woodward and Viv Randles (both from the Lay Community of St Benedict). For more information and a booking form click here



Refugee Tales Walk 3rd-4th July 2021 For more information and to book click here


Laura’s progress May 2021 28th May marks two years since the beginning of Laura’s epic journey through Guillain Barre Syndrome (Miller Fisher Strain).  What a journey and amazing challenge for her (and the whole family!).

A part time Mandarin teacher in Worth School is looking for a room to rent in the Crawley area.  If you think you might be able to help, please contact the Parish Office on 01342 710313 or email parish@worth.org.uk for further details.

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

Prayers, Anniversaries and Readings 12th/13th June 2021

Sunday Mass Sheet for the 11th Sunday of the Year (B) 13th June 2021

Watch Bishop Richard’s Weekly Video Reflection for the Eleventh Sunday of the Year (B)13th June 202l or read it here

Prayer Request Form

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. Did you know that recycling is actually all about reselling? Greener Cuckfield says your recycling brings in funds for our council and other councils around the country. On the other hand, sending recycling to landfill is expensive and heavily taxed by our government.

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Pope Francis’ Prayer Intention June 2021 The Beauty of Marriage

Let us pray for young people who are preparing for marriage with the support of a Christian community; may they grow in love, with generosity, faithfulness and patience.