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News submitted – June 2014

News – June 2014

New Worth Society Chairman Announced

After 11 years of dedicated service, Nick Butterworth (G’76) is stepping down as the Chairman of the Worth Society.  I am sure you will join me in thanking Nick most warmly for all the hard work he has put into developing the Society into the efficient and healthy organisation that it is today. Nick has looked on his time as Chairman as a privilege.  I know he will continue to hold Worth and the Society very close to his heart.

 I am delighted to announce that Jeremy Fletcher (G’72) has agreed to take Nick’s place as our new Chairman with immediate effect.  We offer Jerry our support and prayers. Jerry has a true affection for Worth, and he looks forward to serving as Chairman and working with others to develop the Society.  I do hope you will get the opportunity to meet him at one of our future events, and offer whatever support you can.

With every blessing and good wishes

Abbot Luke Jolly (G’71), Patron Worth Society


Worthian Stephen Ebbett (R’97) has broken the indoor rowing world record: 1 Million Meters in 89 hours 19 minutes 9.8 seconds…  A Double World Record as well as raising $7,700 for Kidney Research UK and Open Hand Atlanta.  Read more about it here…


It is with much sadness that we have learnt of the death on 2nd June of Julian Parke (R’78). His funeral will be at Aldershot Crematorium at 11:30am on Thursday 12th June.  We send our love and prayers to his four children and extended family.


A group of current Year 12 Worth students are taking on the enormous challenge of swimming the English Channel in July in aid of The Teenage Cancer Trust. We wish them the very best of Worthian luck! To find out more visit