England is divided up into parishes and every person in England can look to their local parish and clergy for help and advice. Though you may belong to another church or different faith, you can ask to be baptised or married in your local parish church, and everybody who lives in the parish has the right to a funeral in it.
So welcome to our parish – the Parish of Worth, Pound Hill, Maidenbower and Forge Wood. We hope that this website will tell you a little bit about our worship, events and groups you might want to come along to.
Our parish, in the Deanery of East Grinstead and the Diocese of Chichester, comprises two churches:
- St Nicholas’ Church, Worth, sometimes called “Worth Church”, estimated to be the 11th oldest in the country
- St Barnabas Church, Pound Hill, built as part of the New Town expansion in the 1950s
We have had an interregnum for a year, (when we were between clergy appointments) but from early Autumn, we have a new Rector.
Everyone is welcome at all our services and we have a wide variety from the spoken Holy Communion (8am every Sunday) which uses words from the 1662 Prayer book to the relaxed ‘Nic’s’ twice-monthly 30 minute service for families and Messy Church (arts and crafts with a biblical theme) held twice a month on Wednesdays in term time. The normal 09:45 and 10.00 “main” Sunday services are usually a blend of traditional music and contemporary words and all are welcome. You can read more here about what these services are like. Wherever you appear, we’d love to see you !