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Thursday, 27th April: Concelebrated Mass at 5.30 pm with the School


Position of Parish Secretary 

Worth Abbey Parish is wishing to recruit a Parish Secretary. Letters of application, enclosing a Curriculum Vitae marked "Application for Parish Secretary" should be sent by post to: Fr Paul Fleetwood, OSB, Parish Priest, Worth Abbey Parish, Paddockhurst Road, Turners Hill, RH10 4SB. 

For a job description with full details and qualifications required, please click on the link HERE

Alternatively, please contact the Parish Office by telephone on 01342 710313 or by email to parish@worth.org.uk. Closing date for applications is Friday, 19th May, 2017.


Refugees Welcome - Crawley AGM and Shared Meal, Tuesday, 18th April 2017




The Refugees Welcome - Crawley AGM was held in the United Reformed Church on Tuesday evening, 18th April. Anna Pincus, Chairperson of RWC - Crawley, thanked everyone, individuals and organisations, for all that had been achieved during the year. The bring and share Welcome Meal included samples of food from their own countries cooked by local refugees. Read more of Anna's Message of Thanks


Lenten Lunches




Many thanks to Hal and Rory Clarke whose Lenten Soup Lunches this year have raised £555 for CAFOD's Refugee Crisis Appeal. Read an account of the lunches,"The Cause, the Company and the Soup" by Martin Brown, Coordinator, CAFOD Arundel and Brighton Volunteer Centre on the CAFOD Arundel and Brighton Blog


Abbey Church at Easter


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Centred on the Benedictine monastic community at Worth Abbey, our parish is in the Sussex Weald near the village of Turners Hill, just south of Crawley. A parish of the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton, it is a living and learning community where faith can develop and the lives of its people be enriched.


Worth Abbey Parish is a friendly Christian church, a place where people of all ages and backgrounds can discover  a way of living life more fully through developing a closer relationship with the person of Christ in a community of believers. Our common faith tells us that we are the loved people of a God who stops at nothing to show us this love; and through the mysterious working of the Lord Jesus in his Church we are allowed to share His Divine power.>


Worth Abbey is a community where people worship, learn and  share and where the important milestones of faith are celebrated. There are many opportunities in the parish for individuals of all ages, and families, to develop and explore faith and to learn more about the Church. All are welcome – whatever their background, knowledge and experience. You don’t have to have all the answers…but you can ask the questions.




Father Paul Fleetwood is the Parish Priest. He ws born in 1951 on the kitchen table of a farm house in a remote part of North Yorkshire where there was no electricity but many fleas! He was educated at Belmont Abbey School, a Benedictine school on the outskirts of Hereford. Here he loathed rugger, at which the School excelled, and loved music, in a minority of one. He then completed 4 years of higher education, studying Classics and Anglo-Saxon and Old Norse, and is still looking for a conversation partner. While at university he began to visit the Lay Community at Worth Abbey, being attracted by what he had heard of their mission in Peru. Read more ...

Fr Paul can be contacted on Tel. no. 01342 710313 or Mobile no. 07764260216

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The post of Parish Secretary is currently vacant. If you wish to contact the Parish Office please email parish@worth.org.uk


Worth Abbey Parish, Paddockhurst Road, Turners Hill, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 4SB Tel. no. 01342 710313
The parish is part of the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton (Arundel and Brighton Diocesan Trust  registered charity 252878) (



Second Sunday of Easter (Year A)


"Eight days later, Jesus came" John 20: 19-31

Mass Times at a Glance

Worth Abbey


(First Mass
of Sunday)

Daily Mass:
(Except Thur)

8.00am and 5..30pm

(for changes see In Touch)
Holy Days of Obligation:
7.30pm (Vigil Mass)
8.00am and 5.30pm

St Dunstan's

11.30 am

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Dates for Your Diary

Refugee Week, 19th - 25th June 2017


Asylum Monologues, 7.30pm, 20th June, Studio, The Hawth, Crawley, An account of the UK's asylum system, using the words of people who have experienced it. Click on the image for further details


Refugee Tales Walk, 1st July - 5th July 2017


A walk in solidarity with refugees and migrants to highlight the reality of being a refugee and in particular to raise awareness of the harms done by the UK's policy of indefinite detention. Further details and a link to a booking form can be found on the Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group page


National Justice and Peace Conference 2017 "A Sabbath for the Earth and the Poor: the Challenge of Pope Francis"



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Pray As You Go is a daily prayer download for MP3 players, combining music, Scripture, and some questions for reflection. Click on the image to to take Pray As You Go wherever you go! 

Ask for a Prayer

You are welcome to submit your requests for prayers for your intentions, however great or small. Please contact Fr Paul at parish@worth.org.uk

Refugees Welcome-Crawley

Now and for the foreseeable future simple basic items are needed for refugee families and individuals passing through Crawley on a short-term relocation basis. Click here for a list of suggested items.  Your help will be much appreciated and items can be left in the porch of the Parish Office


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 parish@worth.org.uk or call 01342 710313 










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