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Confessions before Sunday Mass at Confessionals in the Abbey Church
Dec 3 at 8:45 am – 9:15 am
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at Abbey Church
Dec 3 at 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Following Vespers

Welcome to Worth Abbey Parish


For more information on giving to the parish, click below.
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Video live streaming of the Parish Sunday Vigil Mass celebrated each Saturday at 5.00pm can be viewed here. **Privacy Impact Assessment of Live Stream**

Tuesday 18th November is Giving Tuesday Giving Tuesday started in 2012 as a simple idea to do something good. It’s a day to focus on giving something away, whether that’s your time, a smile or reaching out to someone who really needs your help. CAFOD says Don’t wait this Advent

Letter of the XV1 Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops to the People of God 25th October 2023

A Synodal Church in Mission: Synthesis Report October 2023 

You can read a summary of the report on the Diocesan website

Part of the Church, now and always: Thinking about the Synod on Synodality Report: a resource for personal and parish reflection

Pope Francis calls for a ceasefire in the Holy Land Pope Francis prays for an end to the violence in the Holy Land, especially in Gaza where a humanitarian catastrophe has unfolded, as well as for the release of Israeli hostages held by Hamas.


God of peace, bearer of hope, we seek your help for the peoples of the Middle East. Quiet the clamour of war  and guide us towards peace. Where there is hatred and division sow seeds of calm and openness. Where there is destruction help us to rebuild. Where children are crying bring an end to tears. Shelter your peoples and protect them. Guide them and keep them from harm. Show us how to break down the barriers of history and fear and breathe whispers of hope. Amen.  Linda Jones / CAFOD

CAFOD update on the Israeli-Palestinian Crisis 6th November 2023

We have all been shocked and saddened by the devastating conflict in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory. Our local partners are actively responding and providing urgent humanitarian aid to those in need. Your donation today will make a massive difference to those caught up in the conflict. How you can help

God of light and salvation, our refuge and our strength,

We pray for the people of Israel and Palestine amid the escalating violence.

We pray for those killed and injured by rockets from Gaza in southern Israel. May your rod and staff comfort them. We pray for those who are grieving. May they know your ever-present help.

We pray for the protection of those who have been taken hostage by Hamas. As they walk through this dark valley, may they fear no evil.

We pray for the civilians of Gaza. May they know that their help comes from the Maker of heaven and earth. We especially remember all of those who have been killed and wounded in Gaza today – may you comfort and heal those who are in pain and those who have lost loved ones.

And we pray for those in leadership in Gaza and Israel. May you guide them along the right paths. We ask all this in union with Christ and trusting in the power of your Holy Spirit. Amen.

Weekly updates: Matthew 25:14-30

“You did it to me.”: weekly reflection based on the gospel for Sunday 26th November, Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe: Matthew 25:31-46

Sunday Mass Sheet for the the Feast of Christ the King (Year A) 26th November 2023

Watch Bishop Richard’s Sunday Reflection for the Feast of Christ the King (Year A) 26th November 2023 or read it here 

We Go from Prayer to Mission: Bishop Richard’s Pastoral Letter for the Feast of Christ the King, 26th November 2023


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 

To register as a parish member, please click here

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

Holy Hour of Prayer for Ukraine in the Abbey Church every Sunday at 6.00pm – 7.00pm

Rosary Group meets in the Abbey Church after Vespers on Mondays from 7.10pm – 8.00pm.

N.B. Bible Study Group meets at 11am on Mondays in St Benedict’s (Parish Office). Please contact Jenny Chapman. Please note new time and place.

Eucharistic Adoration in the Abbey Church at  2.00pm – 3.00pm on Wednesdays.

Lectio Divina takes place from 8.00pm – 8.40pm on Zoom on Tuesdays.

Prayer requests can be found on the Pastoral Care page.

Prayer Request



“Some effects of climate crisis are already irreversible, at least for several hundred years.”

Eight years have passed since Pope Francis published his encyclical Laudato Si‘, sharing his concern about the care of our common home. In his new exhortation, Laudate Deum (Praise God) released on 4th October, he reviews the scientific data and undeniable evidence of the climate crisis while appealing to “all people of good will” to act urgently. Copies of Laudate Deum are now available in the Abbey Bookshop (£4.95) or you can read it here 

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God of Mercy,
We pray for Ukraine. For all of humanity distorted by war.
For all the lives lost, homes seized and peace broken.
May the Spirit of comfort and compassion envelop all who dwell in fear. May the Spirit of wisdom and humility enliven our global leaders. May we affirm the dignity and rights of all. May we seek peace.