Worth Abbey Parish finances are managed by the Parish Finance Committee:  Fr Paul, Mandy Horton (Secretary), Jim Brophy and Rob Record. This is the only committee that canonically must exist in the parish


Parish Tithe

The Parish is committed to donating 10% of its collections and related income to charities and other worthy causes. We welcome suggestions from parishioners even if these cannot always be met. 

While at appropriate times donations are made to national or international organisations (such as disaster relief funds) the emphasis is on those bodies which are local or have a local impact, are related to the Church or parishioners, and otherwise do not have ready access to funding. Their objectives are varied - from poverty relief and homelessness, working with people who are vulnerable or disadvantaged for whatever reason (including LIFE issues), as well as one-off projects meriting and needing support. 

Please contact Fr Paul, Robin Williamson or Patricia Wallace, members of the Tithing Committee, with suggestions.


We have agreed the following donations for the first half of 2015:


CAFOD in relation to the Nepalese Earthquake Appeal: £1,000

Gatwick Detainees Group: £1,000. This is an organisation which we have supported in the past but this year we have proposed a larger donation as Don Cooper supported their work during his life and the donation is made specifically in his memory

Crawley Open House: £500

Street Pastors: £500. Street Pastors works with those in need of help late at night on the streets of East Grinstead

Mid Sussex Life Group: £500

Canine Partners: £500, an organisation proposed by a parishioner, which trains dogs to assist disabled people around the home

St Peter and St James Hospice: £500, in memory of Dick Wheeler


On 11th November 2015 the Tithing Committe agreed to the following donations:


Wellspring Community, Brighton: £1,000.  A Catholic community seeking to live the Gospel of Christ with the Rule of St Benedict as a guide. Works especially with young people. For more information on the Community click here

Brighton Voices in Exile: £500. Provides support, assistance and advice to asylum seekers and refugees. For more information on BVIE click here

Ben McNicol Trust: £500. to sett up a house for families visiting children being treated in the Royal Marsden Hospital. For more information click here

The Passage: £500. Provides homeless people with support to transform their lives. For more information click here

Open Doors, UK: £500. Provides support to Christians in Syria. For more information click here


Distribution of Charitable Fund 2014 and a brief description of the charities supported


Distribution of Charitable Fund 2013 and a brief description of the charities supported 


Distribution of Charitable Fund 2012


Distribution of Charitable Fund 2011


Distribution of Charitable Fund 2010


Distribution of Charitable Fund 2009






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