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Confessions before Sunday Mass at Confessionals in the Abbey Church
Jul 21 at 8:45 am – 9:15 am
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at Abbey Church
Jul 21 at 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Following Vespers

Welcome to Worth Abbey Parish

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Parish Giving

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**

Church Closure: Worth Abbey Liturgy Times and Places: Sunday 14th July to Sunday 11th August 2024

The lighting in the Abbey Church is scheduled to be renewed over three or four weeks this summer. So, all monastic liturgies will take place in the Unity Room. There will be no live streaming in this time.

All public Monastic Prayer will be in the Unity Room from Midday Prayer on Sunday 14th July to after Midday Prayer on Sunday 11th August. For further details click here

Please note that during the period of church closure, monks will be away. Fr Paul will leave for holidays on Sunday, 28th July, and return on Sunday, 11th August. The monastic community will be in retreat from 12th to 14th August.
Our secretary, Maria, will be away from 16th August till 4th September. Your messages will be received, however, but please do not send emails to Maria during her holidays but use parish@worth.org.uk instead.

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


Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group Do you have any informal men’s clothing – all sizes but especially young men’s – for our clothing store? We’d appreciate donations very much as shelves are bare and the need does not abate. If you have any clothes you can donate, please drop them off at the Parish Office.

Weekly updates

Sunday Mass Sheet  for the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B), 7th July 2924 (Celebrant: Father Peter))

“Take nothing for the journey except a staff.” Based on the gospel for Sunday 14th July, Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Mark 6:7-13

“We Are Called To Call Others To God.”: Bishop Richard’s Weekly Reflection for the15th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) 14th July 2024.

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.


Prayer requests can be found on the Pastoral Care page.

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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.