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Biomass Heating Project 10th-21st May: For users of the Abbey entrance, please be aware that there will be trenching works across Paddockhurst Road. One side of the road will be closed and a 3-way traffic system will be in place to manage traffic.

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

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.

Abbatial Election

Parishioners are asked to join the monastic community in prayer ahead of the abbatial election on Tuesday 8th June. This comes at the completion of Abbot Luke’s 8 year term. The community is preparing through prayer and reflection for the election, and looks forward in faith and hope to the next 8 years under a new abbot. (Please note that, due to the election, the parish mass, which is normally celebrated on Tuesdays at 10.00 am, will be celebrated on Mondays, 31st May and 7th June in these weeks, instead of on the Tuesday).


Saturday 15th May is Nakba Day, when we remember the forced displacement of 750,000 Palestinians after the Israeli Declaration of Independence on 14th May 1948. Together with other Pax Christi International Sections, Pax Christi England and Wales is calling for Circles of Silence on or near 15th May. Find out more here


May 16th – 24th is Laudato Si’ Week

The River Does Not Divide Us: Pentecost Novena for the Care of Creation begins on Friday 14th May. The ‘God Who Speaks’ team offers this Novena of Prayers and Readings from the Bible and recent Papal teaching as tangible action to respond to the urgent climate change issues we all face. We are invited to pray these nine days reflecting on the account of creation in the book of Genesis.


Sunday 16th May is the 55th World Communications Day Pope Francis’ message follows the theme “Come and See” (Jn 1:46) – Communicating by encountering people as they are. Published, as usual on 23 January, the vigil of the Memorial of St Francis de Sales – patron saint of authors and journalists – the Pope seeks to promote authentic “clear and honest” human communication.



In their Reflection: Day of the Lord, the Bishops of England and Wales encourage us all to place Sunday Mass at the heart of our post-pandemic lives.



Join Pope Francis in the Rosary Marathon for an End to COVID-19 Pope Francis has requested that the Church comes together to pray the rosary every day throughout May for an end to the pandemic. The Pope will be joining 30 shrines across the world throughout the month of May, with a different intention to be prayed for each day. The marathon began on Saturday 1st May, at the national shrine of the Basilica of Our Lady of Walsingham in Norfolk.

Learn more about the Rosary Marathon.


COVID-19 in India: how CAFOD is responding to the deadly second wave. CAFOD is supporting Caritas India’s response to the second wave of coronavirus in the country. They will be distributing medical kits and setting up temporary treatment centres as well as providing PPE to frontline health workers. They are also helping families to provide home-based care for mild cases, raising awareness of the vaccine, and how to avoid further spread of the virus. Donate to the Coronavirus Appeal

Amoris Laetitia Family Year 2021 -2022

On 19th March 2021, the Church celebrated five years since the publication of the apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia on the beauty and joy of love in the family. On the same day Pope Francis launched the Year ‘Amoris Laetitia Family’, which will conclude on 26th June 2022 on the occasion of the 10th World Meeting of Families in Rome with the Holy Father. You can find out more here

Weekly updates

D’Arcy’s Music for the 7th Sunday of Easter (Year B) 15th/16th May 2021

Prayers, Anniversaries and Readings 15th/16th May 2021

Sunday Mass Sheet  for the 7th Sunday of Easter (Year B) 16th May 2021

Worth School Wednesday Worship 12th May 2021

Listen to Bishop Richard’s Weekly Podcast for the Seventh Sunday of Easter (Year B), 16th May 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. Food waste tip. Ever tried to regrow your greens? Spring onion and leek – leave an inch worth of roots, leave in water and watch them sprout; cabbage and little gem – leave the stump in water and transfer to soil after 3 or 4 days.

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Pope Francis’ Prayer Intention May 2021

World of Finance

Let us pray that those in charge of finance will work with governments to regulate the financial sphere and protect citizens from its dangers.