The Mass is the source and summit of the Church’s life. The parish meets every Saturday evening and Sunday morning to celebrate the life, teaching, death and resurrection of Jesus. In the Mass we listen to the Word of God in scripture and pray that we are able to respond to it. We give thanks for Jesus and enter into the mystery of his life-giving sacrifice on Calvary.
Here we acknowledge with thanks the sacrifice of a son showing us the extent of the Father’s love for us. We take Holy Communion, the real presence of Christ, to show us that Christ walks with us always, and is there to reassure and support us with his presence. The Mass build us into a loving and caring community.
Parish Masses are celebrated on Saturdays at 5.00pm and Sundays at 9.30am.
The 5.00pm Parish Sunday Vigil Mass on Saturday and the Vigil Masses of Holydays of Obligation are video livestreamed here,
Holydays of Obligation: Vigil Mass: 7.30 pm; Feast Day: 5.30pm (unless with the School when the Mass is at 4.30pm)
St Dunstan’s, West Hoathly, is a relatively small, local chapel within the Worth Abbey Parish. Those parishioners who have worshipped there value the chapel’s modest size and intimacy. But, in such a small space, it is difficult to achieve the safe levels of ventilation and social distancing that national Catholic Church guidance calls for from all congregations during these later stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this context, each parish is asked to risk-assess its activities, especially its practices around the celebration of the Sunday liturgy. St Dunstan’s remains closed during these winter months of the pandemic because the risk of transmission of COVID-19 in the small chapel space available in West Hoathly has been judged to be more significant than in the more generous spaces of the Abbey Church at Worth. Those parishioners who have worshipped at West Hoathly in the past are warmly welcomed to join the worshipping community at the Abbey for the time being.
For details of live streaming of the Monastic Office and Daily Mass click here.
Honouring Sunday: an important message from the Bishops of England and Wales, 22nd November 2021.