Pastoral Care

Prayer Requests

Please pray for:

Linda’s health and that of her friends. They are suffering from both physical and mental illnesses.

Duncan James Stewart that he may be free from suffering.

Elizabeth that her family will be reunited and that she will keep her current job.

The repose of the soul of Iris Payne (Higgins), who died peacefully on Saturday, 3rd October. Iris was a parishioner for many years in Crawley Down. Please pray for her family and all who mourn her.

Krysta that she may find a way to renew a close relationship with her daughter and for all mothers and daughters.

Kerry and Karen

Healing for Denise from physical pain and mental anguish

Update on Laura’s Progress, 20th October 2020

Jan and Lee write: We are now 17 months from when Laura first became ill and are able to give another optimistic and upbeat report on her progress. Continue reading

May we continue to ask for your prayers and support for Laura, James and Ella – especially thanking the Lord for keeping her safe and well? Also for prayers for Laura’s increasing confidence in her ability and not to worry about falling. Thank you so much

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.