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 Luke’s welcome message…

Visit and pray with us

You are welcome to pray with us at one of our liturgies at set times of the day.

You could also come for an individual retreat, or book onto one of our "Open Cloister" retreat programmes.

Find out more about visiting us

Monastic life

Find out what life at Worth Abbey is like, read a bit of our story and discover the personal accounts of some of the monks.

Worth Abbey, and the Abbey Church itself, are also wonderful buildings with an interesting history.

Delve into our monastic life