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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). The Abbey Church is open for individual private prayer and Adoration on Thursdays from 2.00pm-3.00pm. There is also the opportunity for Confession in the Unity Room during the hour; do please ask the priest, who will be pleased to offer this Sacrament. Confession is also  available in the Unity Room from 9.00am on Sundays before Mass. 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.

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

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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.

 

Open Cloister Saturday 24th April 2021 (Online) Finding Silence 3 – led by Fr Peter Williams OSB. The third instalment in a series of retreats looking at the journey of silent prayer. Book your place online here.

 

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

 

The Government is closing the doors on child refugees. The Government’s new plans to reform the asylum system rip up asylum rights for the majority of refugees arriving in Britain and include no new safe routes to sanctuary. Please sign the letter New Routes Now for Refugees and read the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants rebuttal of myths and inaccuracies on Channel crossings on our Refugees page.

Organ Music April 2021 

Laura’s progress 26th February 2021

Please pray for Jo Fallon, who was a faithful and dearly loved parishioner at St Dunstan’s.  She died on 19th March.  Her ashes were buried in Mount Noddy Cemetery in East Grinstead on Tuesday 13th April. RIP.

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

Sunday Mass Sheet for the 3rd Sunday of Easter (Year B) 18th April 2021 

Worth School Wednesday Worship 14th April 2021

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

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

Listen to Bishop Richard’s Weekly Podcast for the Third Sunday of Easter (Year B), 18th April 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.

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The Clock is Ticking: Countdown to COP26.  Find out what COP26 means and why the UN climate summit matters. Boris Johnson just gave the go-ahead to new oil and gas licences in the North Sea. Will you sign the petition calling on the government not to green light oil and gas and invest in renewables instead?

 

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