Pastoral Care

Prayer Requests

Please pray for all who have asked for our prayers in the past few months and most recently for Carole, whose son died in July in a cycling accident.

Update on Laura’s Progress, 3rd August 2020

Thank you for your continued prayers for Laura and her family.  We also give grateful thanks to all of you who have so kindly helped the family financially.

As you know Laura has now been home and self isolating since Saturday 14th March (over 15 weeks).  Her progress continues slowly but still painfully and she is working to reduce the number of painkillers she takes.  She continues to become more independent on a daily basis and is able to generally feed herself and can use her phone.  Her legs are definitely getting stronger and her wrists and fingers are gradually improving. Continue reading

Bereavement Care

“Come to me all you who are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” (Matthew 11: 28-30)

The Worth Abbey Parish Bereavement Support Team was launched in November 2016. Marian and Clare are available to meet you either at St Benedict’s (Parish Office) or to visit you at home. Please contact the team by telephone via the Parish Office 01342 710313 or email;
Clare Harper on or
Marian Killick on


The Art of Dying Well offers a helping hand to those grappling with issues around death and dying.Based in the Catholic tradition but open to all, it features real-life stories about the highs and lows of dealing with the final journey. Professionals in palliative care, ethics, chaplaincy and history have informed the website content.


If you are concerned about your own or a relative’s funeral Mass or the choices of care towards the end of life the Pastoral Care Project has produced an information leaflet on ‘Instructions for My Funeral Mass‘ which may answer your needs.

Holy Communion

Eucharistic Ministers take Holy Communion to parishioners who are ill or otherwise unable to attend Mass. If you know of someone who would like a home visit please contact the Parish Office at or call 01342 710313

Circle Club

The Circle Club, for elderly people in surrounding areas of the parish, meets in Compass House on 48 Tuesdays in the year. Approximately 30 people are cared for in the Club and for many it is the highlight of their week. Tea/coffee is served at 11.00 and an excellent lunch is provided by chefs from the School. If for some reason Compass House is not available ample notice is given. If you or anyone you know would like to pop along to sample what is on offer you will receive a warm welcome. For more information please contact Heather Eves

If you have a car and a little spare time on Tuesdays the Club is looking for extra drivers to join the rota. Members need your help to come to Compass House for 11.00 am and to go home around 2.30 pm. If you can help please contact Anne on 01444 811431. Thank you.

Catholic Singles is an organisation which helps single, widowed, separated and divorced Catholics of all ages (over 18 years) meet other single Catholics, either one to one or through social events. For further details contact, phone 0161 9413498 or text 07895051103.