Worth Abbey is part of the oldest of the Benedictine congregations, and continues to be active today.

The lineage of the Benedictines in England can be dated back through the centuries as far as the Pope’s visit to England in 597.

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Worth Abbey itself was first established as a dependent priory in 1933, and became an independent monastery in 1957.

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At Worth, the striking Abbey Church at the heart of the Abbey complex, was consecrated in 1975.

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