Throughout the year the parish supports a number of charities through its Parish Tithe, donating 10% of its collections and related income to charities and other worthy causes. The emphasis is on local organisations related to the Church or to parishioners. They vary from poverty relief to sick children and asylum seekers. For details of recent tithing visit the Parish Finances page


      LIFE     LIFE is a secular charity, but its mission to uphold the utmost respect for human life from fertilisation (conception) until natural death, is a fundamental truth of our Catholic faith. LIFE's Worth Abbey Support Group was launched in May 2011 following a visit from Jack and Nuala Scarisbrick, the founders of the charity in 1979      


For a brief summary of LIFE's work by Robin Williamson click here 

If you would like to know more about the Mid-Sussex Life Group contact Robin or Priscilla Williamson on 01444 811519


Food-Bank     Worth Abbey Parish supports the food banks run by the Trussell Trust. 1 in 5 people in the UK live below the official poverty line meaning that for them life is a daily struggle. For many people a sudden crisis of redundancy, benefit delay or even an unexpected bill can mean going hungry. The Parish collects food for the Haywards Heath Foodbank and donations can be left in the container in the porch of the Parish Office or in the baskets which are put out before the Vigil and 9.30 am Masses at the Abbey and at the 11.30 am Mass at St Dunstan's       


Homeless-Luncha1     The Crawley Interfaith Network serves food to 25-30 homeless people every eight weeks at the Friary in Crawley. They would be delighted to have help from Worth Abbey parishioners. Members of the Hindu Temple bring along delicious curries and rice which are very popular. There are lots of jobs to do setting up, serving and washing up and chatting to the customers. It is very enjoyable and there is a good atmosphere. The next dates are 24th July, 25th September and 27th November. If you would like to get involved please contact Fr Paul on 01342 710313 or      
Fr Paul, Christina Fitzsimons and Marie Murphy          


Useful links: click on the images for more information

Church-Action-on-Poverty-lo     Church Action on Poverty is an ecumenical charity dedicated to tackling the root causes of poverty in the UK. CAP has a vision of a fairer society with a narrower gap between rich and poor    
Housing-justice     Housing Justice is the national voice of Christian action on housing and homelessness. Housing Justice exists because its supporters believe that human dignity is challenged by a lack of decent housing    

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