Worth Abbey Parish

Efforts are made in each of the villages of Turners Hill, Balcombe, Crawley Down and West Hoathly, to establish and develop good relations with Anglican clergy in particular. In most of the villages there is a social clergy fraternal meeting which is where any joint action planning will take place. There is a particularly strong link with St Leonard’s, Turners Hill, where a joint service is held 3 times a year



Ecumenical joint activities include Anglican and Catholic sharing of Assembly-taking in local schools

Contact Fr Paul for further details on 01342 710313 or


Advent Ecumenical Service in St Leonard's, Turners Hill, 4th December 2016 at which Canon David presided and Father Paul preached. The Service was followed by mulled wine and festive nibbles


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Aileen Loney, Worth Parishioner, Serving Drinks       Father Paul and Canon David Tickner  


Recommended reading: 


The Gift of Dialogue: Ecclesiam Suam and the key documents of Vatican II on Interreligious Dialogue and Ecumenism (CTS, 2014). Includes the 2 key texts of Vatican II - the Decree on Ecumenism, Unitatis Redintegratio and the Declaration on Non-Christian Religions, Nostra Aetate

Evangelii Gaudium: Apostolic Exhortation ... 2013: paragraphs 244-246 on Ecumenical Dialogue


Click on the images to visit some useful links:

Christian-Unity-banner    The Department for Dialogue and Unity of the Catholic Bishops Conference through its Committee for Christian Unity works to foster cooperation with other Christian traditions      
CTBI   Churches Together in Britan and Ireland (CTBI): many churches, one purpose. CTBI is the umbrella organisation which brings together the many different churches and denominations in Britain and Ireland to share the good news about Jesus Christ and to work for the good of all people      
CTE   Churches Together in England is a visible sign in England of the Churches' commitment as they seek a deepening communion with Christ and one another. Its strength comes from people from different traditions finding new ways to work and worship togeher       
Eco-churcha   Eco-Church is an award scheme designed to motivate and resource churches in England and Wales to care for God's earth as part of their everyday work and witness      









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