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New Opening Times for the Abbey Church Having received the ‘Step 4 Guidance’ from our church authorities, Worth Abbey will be taking a ‘cautious approach’ as we reopen the Abbey Church and other facilities at Worth.


Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament is on Thursdays from 2.00pm – 3.00pm and on Fridays from 7.00pm – 8.00pm.



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.

Quiet Week at Worth Abbey, 11th – 19th August. During this period Mass will be celebrated for Worth Abbey Parish at the usual times of 5.00pm on Saturday 14th and 9.30am on Sunday 15th. There will be no other public liturgy between the 11th – 19th August. The Abbey Church will be closed, and the usual live streaming of our Liturgy of the Hours and of daily Mass will be suspended, from Matins on 11th August through to Compline on 19th August. Our normal arrangements, including the live streaming of public liturgy, will resume with the Office of Matins on 20th August.

Abbot Mark and the Community appreciate the prayerful fellowship of all those who worship with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back to our liturgy after this  short break.

Hiroshima Day Thursday 6th August and Nagasaki Day Monday 9th August 2021 commemorate the 76th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Find out more in Latest News




If you missed the CAFOD Webinar: Synodality: a new way of being the Catholic Church you can listen to the recording here




Father Martin’s new book ‘The Certainty of Being Loved’ will be published shortly. Read about it here




Medaille Trust Summer Newsletter 2021 Medaille Trust’s mission is to provide refuge and freedom from modern slavery. The Trust is one of the largest providers of supported safe house beds for victims of modern slavery in the UK.



The Common Good: what does it mean for families, for society and for government? A new series of four public conversations for 2021, exploring the meaning of the common good, and the responsibility it places on families, society and the state. Book your free place here

Weekly updates

D’Arcy’s Organ Music for the Eighteenth Sunday of the Year (B) 31st July/1st August 2021 

Prayers Anniversaries and Readings 31st July and 1st August 2021

Sunday Mass Sheet for the Eighteeenth Sunday of the Year (B) 1st August 2021

Watch Bishop Richard’s Weekly Video Reflection for the Eighteenth Sunday of the Year (B) 1st August 2021 or read it here 

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. As the host of COP26, the UK has a unique opportunity to rally other countries across the world to step up their action. Today, Saturday 24th July, there are only 100 days to go until the UN climate talks but Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak have been missing in action for months. The Time is Now to step up, show leadership & do everything we can to limit global temperature rise to 1.5C. 

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Pope Francis’ Prayer Intention July 2021: Social friendship 

We pray that, in social, economic and political situations of conflict, we may be courageous and passionate architects of dialogue and friendship