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Welcome to Worth Abbey Parish

Work has begun on the Worth estate to install a new bio mass heating system. From time to time this will cause some disruption to the flow of traffic entering and leaving the estate. The roadways will remain open, but you may occasionally experience some slight delay. This will continue for about three weeks.

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.



Message of the Holy Father Francis for Lent 2021 “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem” (Mt 20:18). Lent: a Time for Renewing Faith, Hope and Love. Lent resources are available in Latest News.


Organ Voluntaries February 2021

Lectio Divina in Lent Would anyone like to join an online Lectio Divina group during Lent? The group will meet for 30 minutes at 11.00am on Saturday mornings. Find out more about Lectio Divina on the Daily Reflections page. Please email parish@worth.org.uk if you would like to join.

Fair Trade Fortnight 22nd February – 7th March 2021 The focus this year is on climate change, and the impact of this on Fairtrade farmers and producers around the world. Find out more in Latest News.


The Lent Journey: an Online Open Cloister weekend 26th – 28th February. 5 talks by Worth monks. Bookings and info via TOC@worth.org.uk. You will just need a smartphone, tablet or computer, with access to a Zoom account. Details of Open Cloister events planned for every other weekend until Easter can be found here.


Lockdown Mums

Lockdown has affected many of us in different ways. For those of us with babies and very young children, staying at home can be  isolating when we might usually fill our day with baby groups or visiting family and friends. A couple of us from Worth Abbey have been meeting up on Zoom for a virtual Mother & Baby group and we’d love it if you could join us. If you are a mother of a baby or pre-schooler and you think you would be interested, please email me for more information on abby@abbychapman.com, I’d love to hear from you!

Prayers, Anniversaries and Readings 20th/21st February 2021

Sunday Mass Sheet for the First Sunday of Lent (Year B), 21st February 2021

Worth School Wednesday Worship 10th February 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 Video Podcast  for the First Sunday of Lent (Year B), 21st February 2021 and 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. Earlier prayer requests can be found on the Pastoral Care page.

Please pray for Joan.

Please pray for Mary and her loved ones in great need of healing.

Please pray for Morgan and Lija in Brighton that their relationship may be restored.

Please pray for Brian who is battling Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and depression that he may reach out to his friends for help during the pandemic.

Please pray for Mufide Mary R and all her family and for the repose of the souls of her parents, Mehmet and Nedime R.


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.



Living Lent is about responding to the call to climate action by making significant personal commitments to changing our lifestyles for the climate. Living Lent is about recognising that changing our climate is not just an activity, but a lifestyle. Take on the challenge and find out what you could here

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Pope Francis’ Prayer Intention February 2021

Violence Against Women

We pray for women who are victims of violence, that they may be protected by society and have their suffering considered and heeded.