Jesus has called each of us to use the gifts which have been entrusted to us to build up the body of Christ. We have each been uniquely blessed with talents, skills, temperaments and life experiences. Many parishioners contribute their skills and time to make our parish flourish, enhancing our lives and connections with each other in the process. There are many opportunities both within the parish and in the wider community to respond to the call to be 'good and faithful stewards'.

     

Does one of the ministries described below interest you? If so please consider helping in some capacity by indicating your interests on the Volunteer Form
    
   


CATECHESIS

 
 


The Church encourages us to continually renew our faith so that we may grow as Christians. If we are to become the evangelising Church that we are meant to be we need lifelong education, formation and spiritual development. A confident understanding of our faith will enable us to help those who are searching for a religious home or looking to reactivate their Catholic faith. 

                                                                             
   


Young people's catechesis helps the young of all ages to a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and an increase in their knowledge of their faith.The parish needs catechists to communicate the fundamentals of the faith to various age groups, principally through sacramental preparation and also through the Junior Church during Sunday Mass


   


With the help of a leader a team of youth workers is required to enable young people to find an environment where they are safe and can grow in their faith. This might involve learning about the faith, prayer, activities and times away from the parish 


 

SOCIAL JUSTICE

 
  Traidcraft Stall

Worth is a 'Fair Trade' parish. By buying direct from Traidcraft, rather than from a supermarket, we are contributing to the continuation of the wider work of Traidcraft. Would you be willing to help man our stall after the 9.30 Sunday Mass occasionally?



  Social Care

The Chuch is sent to care for those in need, physically, emotionally or spiritually and to work for peace and justice. There are many opporunities, both within and beyond the parish, to care for the most vulnerable among us. The Easter Team, the Open House, Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group and LIFE are some of the local initiatives



  Circle Club

The Circle Club has replaced the Turners Hill Day Centre. It operates in Compass House on 48 Tuesdays in the year. Approximately 30 elderly people are cared for in the Club and for many it is the highlight of their week. The success of the Club is dependent on people who are willing to give their time to help serve lunch, to listen and to make people feel welcome and at home. Please do consider helping in this rewarding work

 

HOSPITALITY

St Benedict says in his Rule "All who arrive as guests are to be welcomed like Christ"

  The Welcome Ministry ensures that all parishioners, but especially newcomers, receive a warm welcome and whatever guidance and help they may need when they come to Mass
  Tea and coffee are served in the Narthex after the 9.30am Mass every Sunday. We need people to fill up the kettle, put out the biscuits, pour the tea and coffee. This is a great way to get to know people if you are new to the parish

 

SERVING YOUR PARISH

Parish Visiting

"I was sick and you visited me"

Visiting and comforting thos who cannot attend Mass due to age or illness is a very important part of our Christian duty. When we offer our support to the sick, the elderly, the housebound and those in any kind of need in our parish and in the wider community we are living out Jesus' teaching
  Car Sharing Getting to Mass at Worth can be a problem if you don't have transport. Drivers are needed to bring parishioners to Mass who would not otherwise be able to attend
  Printing and Graphic Design

Theparish is generating lots of activities which sometimes need a more skilful hand at, for example, designing a poster or flyer. Help with the printing of various items such as In Touch and Orders of Service would also be very welcome


 




Worth Choral Society

Do you enjoy singing? Why not join the Worth Choral Society? The Society performs at several concerts during the year in the Abbey Church. Rehearsals are held on Thursdays in term-time at 7.00 pm in the Performing Arts Centre. Michael Oakley, the Choirmaster, is always looking for new members. He can be contacted at moakley@worth.org.uk





 

 

 

 

 

 

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OUTREACH

Church Flowers

We all appreciate the impressive floral decorations in the Church, especially at Christmas and Easter. If you would like to join the rota of a small team of volunteers who do this work, whether you are an expert or not, contact hilary lagden at hilarylagden27@gmail.com

 

 

 

Friendship Parish in Irundu
Our parish now has firm links with our friendship parish in Uganda and small groups of parishioners visit Irundu on average two or three times a year to strengthen this bond, learn about the way of life there and to offer their skills. This can be a very enriching experience and well worth considering. We can also become involved at Worth itself through twinning of our House Groups and helping with publcity and fundraising
 

Journalism

Do you have a flair for writing? Maybe you have expertise on a specific subject which you would like to share







If you would like to volunteer for any of the ministries mentioned above please click here to complete the Volunteer Form
 

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