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Welcome to Worth Abbey — a community of Roman Catholic Benedictine monks near Crawley, West Sussex.

Our vocation as monks is truly to seek God. This website offers insights into how we are responding to this call; and I hope it will encourage you in your love of God and your neighbour. Read Abbot Mark’s welcome message…

Rt Rev Dom Stephen Ortiger RIP

Fr Stephen Ortiger died peacefully among his monastic brethren after a short illness, on the 27th January. He was diagnosed with terminal cancer only two weeks before, and the disease advanced very quickly. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

The Funeral Mass of Fr Stephen Ortiger took place at Worth Abbey on Saturday 17th February at 10.30am

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