Parish Finances

Worth Abbey Parish finances are managed by the Parish Finance Committee. This is the only committee that canonically must exist in the parish.

Year End Financial Statement 2023 

We would like to thank parishioners very much indeed for their generosity in responding to last Autumn’s appeal for an increase in donations. About a quarter of our regular donors increased their giving, in some cases significantly. The final 2022 result (income less expenditure) was more or less break-even (a surplus of £353).

We have received two generous legacies in 2023, totalling £7,000, which should mean that this year is less of a concern, but without the legacies our income would still be expected to be below costs, which is of course a matter to consider for 2024.

The Parish finances, which are part of Arundel & Brighton Diocese, are completely independent from Worth Abbey (though the Parish pays sums to the Abbey for the services of our Parish Priest and for use of the Abbey Church and other facilities).

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to speak to George Fitzsimons or Mark Bearman or contact them by email ( and