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CORONAVIRUS:  Due to the lockdown from Thursday 5th November until Wednesday 2nd December there will be no public Masses until further notice. Details of audio live streaming of daily Mass and the Divine  Office in the Abbey Church can be found here. The Parish Office is also closed during the same period but can be contacted on parish@worth.org.uk

Sunday 15th November to Tuesday 2nd December: The Abbey Church will be open each day for individual private prayer and Adoration from 10.00am – 11.00am on Sundays and 11.00am – 12 noon on all other days. Please note that entrance is by the East Door near the Unity Room. Please wear a mask and use the hand sanitiser and track and trace QR or paper form.

Fr Paul can be contacted on 01342 710313 or email parish@worth.org.uk

St Dunstan’s, West Hoathly is closed until further notice owing to the coronavirus pandemic.

Catholic Bishops’ Conference Statement on Safeguarding and Bishop Richard’s Letter 20th November 2020 

Statement on the Publication of the IICSA Report on the Catholic Church, Tuesday 10th November 2020

Prayer for victims of abuse


Click here for COVID-19 updates

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

A Thank You letter from the Haywards Heath Food Bank 25th November 2020

Prayers, annniversaries, readings 21st November 2020

Sunday Mass Sheet for the Feast of Christ the King 22nd November 2020 and Credo VII

If you are able to help to bring Christ to others in a safe way during these difficult times please complete the Stewarding for Mass form. Thank you for your generosity.


Find resources for prayer, reflection and celebration during the Season of Advent in Latest News



Update on Laura’s progress November 2020

Parish Finances: details of how to support the parish by standing order and through the  Diocesan justgiving website can be found  here

Worth School Wednesday Worship 18th November 2020

Bishop Richard’s Podcast for Christ the King (Year A) 22nd November 2020  ‘Praise and service, these are the marks of the kingdom of Christ.’


Serving a wounded world in interreligious solidarity: a Christian call to reflection and action during Covid-19 and beyond: a Dialogue and Unity Zoom Event, Saturday 28th November 11.00am – 1.30pm. Further information on the Inter-Faith Relations page.


Roses in December Festival:  Remembering 4 women of El Salvador, Tuesday 1st December – Wednesday 2nd December. December 2nd marks the 40th anniversary of the Roses in December martyrs, Dorothy Kazel, OSU, Maura Clarke, MM, Ita Ford, MM and Jean Donovan who were brutally murdered by the U.S.-supported Salvadoran military for their ministry and for their dedication to those living in poverty. They were called “subversives” because they were accompanying refugee families who had fallen victim to the escalating violence and oppression that eventually led to civil war.


Prayer Request Form

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

Please pray for Geraldine who is anxiously waiting a diagnosis of her illness.

Please pray for Nick, Sam, Harriet, Marianna and Margaret.

Please pray for Kangmin Men and his family. Kangmin suffered a stroke in May and remains in a coma in hospital in China. His family are unable to visit him because of coronavirus restrictions.

Please pray for the return to good health of Katherine Silsby.

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.

Prayer and Worship Resources

Resources for prayer and worship during the coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus resources for children, young people and their families.

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.



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Pope Francis’ Prayer Intention November 2020

We pray that the progress of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence may always serve humankind.