Young Adults


Throughout the year The Open Cloister at Worth Abbey offers a series of retreats for young adults, providing space and time where they can step away from everyday life and explore their spirituality with the guidance of the Benedictine monastic community in a calm and supportive environment.


In 2020 dates are as follows:

The events below in red have been cancelled:

5th – 9th April: Cross Walk

9th – 12th April Young Adults’ Easter Triduum

27th – 29th November: Young Adults’ Advent Retreat



ENCOUNTER Crawley (for 15-30 year olds) –  an evening of live music, Adoration, food, an inspiring talk and the chance to meet other young Catholics. Keep up to date with events on ENCOUNTER’s Facebook page




Joel’s Bar is the youth conference of Celebrate – Catholic Charismatic events that happen throughout the year. Joel’s Bar holds an annual event at Worth Abbey in the Spring.Through a timetable of speakers, worship, Mass, prayer with the monks and times of ministry Joel’s Bar provides space for relationship, fellowship and faith coming to life. The age range is Year 12 – 25 years old.

Joel’s Bar 2020 has been cancelled.