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News – August 2019

News – August 2019 Since the closure of Douai School in 1999, its former pupils have faced the challenge of identifying a suitable lasting legacy for the School, which will preserve its name and values. The Foundation has been created to promote Benedictine education globally, with special emphasis on those in greatest need. The Trustees […]

News – June 2019

News – June 2019   We are delighted to hear of the marriage of Lok-Ting (Leo) Lui StB’06 to Vivian Chu on 31st May at Mayfield Chapel, with Fr Martin McGee presiding.  Many congratulations and much happiness to you both.   Many congratulations to Julian Clyde-Smith G’68 who was awarded an OBE for his services […]

News – May 2019

News – May 2019 It is with deep sadness that we have been informed of the death, on 13th May 2019, of Leonardo Boodramsingh C’15. His funeral will take place at 12 Noon on Tuesday 11th June 2019 at Surrey & Sussex Crematorium, Balcombe Road, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 3NQ. We send our love and […]

News – April 2019

News – April 2019 It is with much sadness that we have been informed of the sudden death earlier this month of Alexander Wells R’99.    James Whitlock StB’18 who is studying Natural Sciences at Durham is embarking on an expedition to climb to Everest Base Camp this summer for Hope for Children, a charity […]

News – February 2019

News – February 2019 Congratulations to David Armstrong F’09 who got engaged to Mary Peart on 10th November 2018 in Vienna.  

2019 Events Archive

2019 Events   The Class of 2009 Leavers gathered on the Rooftop of The Ned in the City of London on Friday 12th July for their 10 Year Reunion.  Charlie Forbes StB’09 did a fantastic job of getting over 40 of his year together and were joined by Andrew Taylor and Duncan Pring.    The […]

News – January 2019

News – January 2019 It is with great sadness that we have been informed of the deaths of Ian Grocholski C’71 on 2nd January 2019, aged 65, and of Michael Rowland (formerly Falloon) C’67 on 16th January 2019, aged 70. May they both rest in peace.   Many congratulations to Tom Mitchell F’07 who married Flora […]

News – December 2018

News – December 2018 Simon Warner-Bore R’80 is the CEO of Music & Memory, a not-for-profit company dedicated to providing personalised playlists to support people in pain or struggling with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other cognitive and physical challenges to reconnect with the world through music-triggered memories.  If you would like to find out more and support their […]

News – November 2018

News – November 2018 Wonderful news from Tom Mitchell F’07 who got engaged to Flora Birmingham in Italy on 11th October  – many congratulations to you both.   Many congratulations to Will Desmond C’09 and his wife Rebecca on the birth of Lily-Grace Luana on 30th October.  

News – October 2018

News – October 2018 It is with great sadness that we have been informed of the death of Geraldine (Geri) Stewart RIP, wife of Andy Stewart B’72, who died after a short illness on Wednesday 17th October.  The funeral will take place at 2:30pm on Friday 26th October at Grantham Crematorium, Harrowby Road, Grantham, Lincolnshire […]

News – September 2018

News – September 2018 After ten years of dedicated service, Ms Alda Andreotti’s term as Chair of Governors of Worth School has come to an end in that capacity, as well as her numerous years as a Governor and Chair of the Friends of Worth before that. Her appointed successor is Worthian and former Head Boy, […]

News – August 2018

News – August 2018 It is with much sadness that we have been informed of the death of Stephen Mitchell R’77 RIP who passed away on 14th August 2018. His Requiem will take place at Midday on Friday 7th September 2018 at St Edward’s RC Church, 2 Lodge Lane, Keymer, Hassocks, West Sussex BN6 8NA. All […]

News – July 2018

News – July 2018 The Monastic Community were deeply moved and supported by the many generous messages, letters and emails about Fr Charles that they have received. Especially moving was the number of Worthians who joined them for his funeral mass and burial on Tuesday 3rd July 2018. Thank you to all those who have prayed and […]

News – June 2018

News – June 2018 Fr Charles Hallinan (1926-2018) passed away peacefully on 25th June 2018. Fr Charles was a former pupil of Worth Prep School (1936-1940) and was clothed as a monk in 1948. Within the School he was a History Teacher, Assistant House Master and a House Chaplain up until 2007. He was a much […]

News – May 2018

News – May 2018 Many congratulations to Andrew Hobbs G’83 who has been confirmed as Head Master of Downside School from September 2018.  Read more here.   St Philip’s School in Kensington is looking for one or two Junior Teachers for the academic year from September. The positions are rather like old-skool gappies, but with […]

News – April 2018

News – April 2018 Massive congratulations to Tom Mitchell F’07 as Captain of the England Rugby Sevens Team who won the Bronze Medal last night at the Commonwealth Games.   It is with great sadness that Andrew Taylor, former Gervase House Master, has informed us that his wife, Tricia Taylor, retired Worth French Teacher, passed […]

2018 Events Archive

2018 Events St Patrick’s Soho Square was packed with record numbers of Worthians attending our annual London Carol Service on Wednesday 5th December, along with family and friends.  Everyone was in great voice to join in with the Worth School Choir, the mulled wine then flowed and Christmas cheer was in the air.   Many […]

News – March 2018

News – March 2018 It is with much sadness that we have been informed of the death of one of our founder pupils, Paul Haslam C’63, who passed away on 20th March 2018 after a long illness.  We send our love and prayers to his wife Jane and family.   Many congratulations to Francis Wood […]

News – February 2018

News – February 2018 Tiggs Nott (nee Sacré) RIP who was a Matron in Worth Prep School  in 1954/5 and prior to that worked in the Riding School from 1949 with Dom Denis, sadly passed away on Monday 12th February.  Her Funeral Mass will be held in the Abbey Church at Worth on Thursday 1st March […]

News – January 2018

News – January 2018 Paul Cattermull StB’73 and Tom Carew Hunt StB’02 reached the Final of the Schools’ Alumni Real Tennis Competition (Handicap) on 21st January 2018 beating Eton, Rugby, Clifton, Marlborough and Highgate in a field of over 20 public schools, but were eventually beaten by King’s Canterbury. They are keen to encourage other Worthians […]

News – December 2017

News – December 2017 It is with great sadness that we report that Anthony Renouf, former Art Master at Worth School from 1962 to 1980, passed away on Wednesday 6th December 2017 after a long illness. Our love and prayers go to all the Renouf Family.  

News – November 2017

News – November 2017 Many congratulations to Paddy Scott B’01 who has been named as a Finalist in this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year with his image ‘The Unstoppable Force’ from an avalanche he captured whilst on expedition to the Himalayas.   It is with great sadness that we have been informed of the […]

News – October 2017

News – October 2017 Many congratulations to Giles Turton F’02 who got engaged to Emma Gabriel on Saturday 30th September 2017 on Leith Hill in Surrey.

News – September 2017

News – September 2017 Fr Bede Hill is posting some of his recent homilies and reflections on an online blog.  Do drop into His Page and offer your comments.

News – August 2017

News – August 2017 A Message from Fr Stephen Ortiger: Dear, very dear, Friends, Thank you for the lovely smoke signals, many and varied, that you sent me to mark my Golden Jubilee of priesthood; I am more touched than I can say. It was wonderful to see so many of you on August 19th […]

News – July 2017

News – July 2017 Some more news of an engagement,  Anthony Lamb (R’08) to Ali Crossland on 29th May 2017 in the Lake District.  Congratulations to you both.   Many congratulations to Oliver Ingram (B’04) and his fiancée Ekaterina who are delighted to announce the safe arrival of Abigail Ekaterina, born on 27th May 2017.   […]

News – June 2017

News – June 2017 It is with great sadness that we have been informed of the death of one of our founder pupils, Michael Clarke (G’63) RIP, who passed away on Thursday 8th June 2017.  We send our heartfelt prayers to his brothers, Timothy (G’66) and Christopher (G’68), and the rest of the family. Michael’s funeral […]

News – May 2017

News – May 2017 The Worth Community were honoured to host the Episcopal Ordination of Fr John MacWilliam (StB’67) as Bishop of Laghouat, Algeria in the Abbey Church on Saturday 20th May 2017.  With some of Fr John’s Worthian contemporaries from 50 years ago joining many current students in the congregation it was a very proud day […]

News – April 2017

News – April 2017 John-Henry Wicks (G’00) and another couple of Worthians are currently working for RFX Financial Services, a successful fintech business based in Covent Garden. They have multiple positions available in the area of client relationship/business development – for graduates to seasoned stalwarts – to join a disruptive business at an exciting juncture. […]

2017 Events Archive

2017 Events What a fabulous start to Christmas with St Patrick’s Soho Square packed full with Worthians, their families and friends all singing heartily at our London Carol Service on 6th December 2017.  Accompanied by the School Choir, with many former choristers joining them, and organist D’Arcy Trinkwon, the music was magical.  Mulled wine, mince pies and […]

News – March 2017

News – March 2017 David Armstrong (F’09) is running the London Marathon in April for charity ‘Embrace the Middle East’ who support health, education and community development work throughout the region.  He’d be very grateful for your sponsorship via his Justgiving Link.  We wish him the very best of Worthian luck!   Fr John MacWilliam (StB’67) […]

News – February 2017

News – February 2017 It is with much sadness to announce that we have only just heard of the death of Christopher Brutton (C’65) RIP who passed away on 12th August 2016.  We send his family our prayers and belated condolences.   Matt Morley (C’09) is putting a team together for this year’s Henry Surtees […]

News – January 2017

News – January 2017 Are you interested in volunteering to help the Homeless? St Patrick’s Church, Soho Square – the venue for our Worthian Carol Service – runs a Night Shelter every Friday providing hot meals, chat, games and a sleep-over in the warm. If you could give some time to this worthwhile project they’d […]

Blue Paper 2016


News – December 2016

News – December 2016   Very sad news has reached us that James Pontifex (C’63) RIP, a Prep School Worthian and one of the 28 founder pupils of Worth Senior School, died peacefully on Thursday 22nd December 2016 in Hungary surrounded by his family.  We send our love and prayers to his brother, Anthony Pontifex […]

News – November 2016

News – November 2016   We are delighted to have Mark Spyropoulos (StB’99), the only English member of the Sistine Chapel Choir, visiting Worth for the weekend of 26-27th November.  Mark will be taking a Master Class with the School Choir and will conduct parts of the Parish Mass in the Abbey Church at 9:30am on Sunday […]

News – October 2016

News – October 2016   Following the sudden death in September of our oldest Founder Pupil, Julian Lee (C’63), a Memorial Service will be held at 11am on Saturday 12th November 2016 in the Abbey Church at Worth.  Fellow Worthians are very warmly invited to attend.   We have some wonderful news to start the […]

News – September 2016

News – September 2016   Many congratulations to Mark Collini (StB’89) and his wife, Alex, on the birth of their daughter, Sofia Anna Rose, born on 28th September 2016 weighing 7lbs 12ozs.   It is with great sadness that we have been informed by Marcus Lee (G’04) of the death of his father, Julian Lee (C’64) […]

News – August 2016

News – August 2016   Its been a busy month for Worthian weddings; Marcus Lee (StB’04) married Megan Williams in Chipping Campden on Friday 5th August; Charles Birchall (R’03) married Jessica Heaney on Saturday 6th August in Wimbledon; and Hugh Bonn (G’02) married Miranda Hicks in Jersey on Saturday 13th August.  Fr Kevin officiated at all […]

News – July 2016

News – July 2016   We have been informed by Peter Strigner (C’71) of the sad news of the death of his brother Andrew Strigner (C’69) RIP who died on 16th April 2016 at the age of 65.   If you attended St Philip’s Prep School, London SW7, before coming to Worth their newly formed alumni association are keen to hear from […]

News – June 2016

News – June 2016   We are delighted to hear news from Simon Ross (G’98) and his wife Rebecca of the birth of their daughter Isabella Ann on 22 June 2016.

News – May 2016

News – May 2016   We have been informed of the very sad news of the death of David Francombe (B’85) RIP, aged 49, who died in an aircraft accident in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday 16th May 2016.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.   James Longman (B’05), ex […]

News – April 2016

News – April 2016   On Friday 29th April, Lorenzo Curci (B’00), Alistair Stirling (B’00), Hugo Sanders (R’00) and James Pymont (B’00) are taking on the audacious challenge of taking Citi bikes (at 23 kilos each) from London and riding them up Alpe d’Huez, one of France’s toughest climbs, in 24 hours, or face a fine of […]

News – March 2016

News – March 2016   A Message from the Henry Surtees Foundation: Buckmore Park will be welcoming Formula Kart Stars for their Championship on 9-10th April. Spectators are welcome and tickets are free!  Click here for more information.   Mike Matthews (B’99) is delighted to announce the safe arrival of Lucy Olivia Matthews on Sunday 6th […]

News – February 2016

News – February 2016   Many congratulations to James Maxwell-Scott (R’89) who was appointed as a Queen’s Counsel on 22nd February.   Anthony Ward-Thomas (B’76) has sadly had to pull out of his Atlantic pedal crossing due to illness. However he and his fellow challenger, James Ketchell, have raised a staggering £41,500 for Naomi House […]

Blue Paper 2015


2016 Events Archive

2016 Events   What we hope will be the start of a proud tradition began on Wednesday 7th December 2016 with the inaugural Worthians London Carol Service at St Patrick’s Church in Soho Square.  150 Worthians with family and friends sang heartily with the Worth School Choir, led by Director of Music, Michael Oakley, and Abbey Organist, D’Arcy Trinkwon. There were readings given by […]

Worthians Cricket 2015 Season Report

Worthians Cricket 2015 Season Report This season was my second full season in charge of the Worthians Cricket Club and by far the most enjoyable. On paper the Worthians only managed two wins from our four fixtures. However I do not believe this is a fair reflection of the season. The standard of cricket played […]

Chairman’s 2018 Report

  Chairman’s 2018 Report I am delighted to be able to report that your Society and its Community continues to thrive. Even the most cursory glance through this year’s issue of the The Blue Paper attests to this vibrancy and highlights probably one of the busiest years ever for Society events. It is heartening, given […]

News – January 2016

News – January 2016   Anthony Ward-Thomas (B’76) is about to embark on an incredible, never been done before challenge.  He and a team-mate will pedal, row and kite 2930 miles across the Atlantic Ocean from The Canary Islands to Antigua – the same route Christopher Columbus took to discover the Americas.  This is all to […]

News – December 2015

News – December 2015   The Henry Surtees Foundation Christmas Newsletter 2015 – Message from John Surtees:  First of all let me wish everyone a safe and peaceful Christmas and New Year: 2015 has seen its ups and downs however everyone at the HSF deserves a pat on the back for the sterling work achieved […]

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2013/2014 Blue Paper

2015 Careers Networking Evening

2015 Careers Networking Evening Half a year after graduating and still with little idea of what path my working life may take, the annual Worthian careers networking event, held on Thursday 8th January 2015, provided the perfect opportunity to speak to those who had already negotiated the murky waters between university and the world of […]

2015 City Lunch Attendees

We welcomed the following 40 Worthians and guests to the 2015 City Lunch:   Mary Lou Burge Abbot Luke Jolly (C’71) Dom Stephen Ortiger Dom Kevin Taggart   Tim Pethybridge (StB’71) Jeremy Fletcher (G’72) James Forte (C’72) Nick Barnett (G’73) Hugh Bett (B’73) Mark Lee-Barber (C’73) Liam Hammond (C’74) Anthony Morrissey (R’74) Dominic Quennell (C’74) […]

News – November 2015

News – November 2015   On Sunday 29th November there will be a concert of Advent and Christmas Music from Handel’s Messiah performed by the Worth Abbey Consort, Orchestra and soloists in the Abbey Church at 7.30pm. The performance will last for just over an hour with well-known movements including ‘And the Glory of the […]

News – October 2015

News – October 2015   PJ Bickford (C’91) runs Pretzel Films who make documentaries all over the world highlighting issues of war, famine and disaster.  This year they have decided to put their Christmas Party Fund into hiring vans and buying petrol to get supplies to refugees in Syria.  They have already achieved 60% of […]

Worthian Cycle Event Participants

Worthian Cyclists who participated in the inaugural London to Worth Cycle Ride Kevin Clyde-Smith (G’70) John Wild (C’70) Harry Fisher (B’81) Dominic Dring (G’82) Jonathan Jenkins (G’82) Charles de Viggiani (B’85) Jamie Dunster (B’85) Michael Gabriel (C’85) Johnny Grieg (G’85) Justin Weisweiller (C’85) Dominic Bruning (StB’89) Barry Cullen (StB’97) Edward Simpson (G’97) Tom Wild (C’97) […]

News – September 2015

News – September 2015   The good Lord sent the perfect blessing of a glorious autumn day for our inaugural London to Worth Cycle Event on Sunday 27th September.  With 38 riders split into four teams doing a 40 or 60 mile route from Brockwell Park Lido, the route down was found to be challenging, even by […]

News – August 2015

News – August 2015   Toby Rumford (R’95) and his wife Floriane are delighted to announce the birth of their son, Edwyn, on 5th August 2015.  Sending them many congratulations!  

News – July 2015

News – July 2015 Simon Holland-Brown (B’97) is flying out to Jacksonville on 2nd September to have a go at cycling approx 2,500 miles across the USA.  He and a friend are aiming to cycle 75 miles per day and complete the trip in somewhere between 30-40 days, crossing Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona […]

News – June 2015

    News – June 2015 With much sadness we have been informed of the death of Nicholas Blake (StB’67) on 30th May 2015 following a long battle with cancer.  We send our prayers and deepest sympathy to his wife Penny.   It is with deep sadness that we have heard of the death of […]

News – May 2015

News – May 2015 We have received some very sad news from the Szczepanik family.  Tomasz Szczepanik (C’71) died of a heart attack on 13th April 2015; his funeral took place in Bray on Wednesday 6th May.  He is survived by Lynette, and their daughter Tessa. Tadjio Szczepanik (C’68) died at the age of 65 […]

City Lunch 2015 Attendees

The following Worthians attended the 2015 City Lunch: Tim Pethybridge (StB’71) Jeremy Fletcher (G’72) James Forte (C’72) Nick Barnett (G’73) Mark Lee-Barber (C’73) Liam Hammond (C’74) Nigel Kennard (G’74) Anthony Morrissey (R’74) Dominic Quennell (C’74) Simon Cope (R’74) Martin Green (C’76) Dominic Nevill (R’76) Mark Simpson (StB’76) John Tate (G’76) James Blake (B’77) Chris Kelly […]

Careers Networking 2015 Event Attendees

  The following recent leavers and Worthian advisors attended the Careers Networking Event: Tom Wood (B’07) Alex Dungate (F’08) Alexander Gill (StB’09) Jessica Coffin (StM’10) Maddy Ilsley (StM’10) Dani Jeyes (StM’10) Wilf Lytton (C’10) Celia Young (StM’10) Julia Hollis (StM’11) Rebecca Bhargava (StA’12) Aisling Dwyer (StM’12) Kitty Gibson (StA’12) Conor Keating (R’12) Claire Hodkinson (StM’12) Leonie […]

Class of 2005 10 Year Reunion Attendees

The following Worthians attended the Class of 2005 10 Year Reunion: Craig Monteiro Tom Lewis Nick Miller Max Watson Nick BY Ollie Mulcahy Tom McConnel George Furber Ed Keefe Graham Hutchings Nick Hopkins Ollie Corstjens James Longman Constantin Meyer Max McGowan Peter Rankin Mark Breen Jonas Hermann Max Stangier James Fairbourn Lucas Neumann Marc Thurr […]

News April 2015

  News – April 2015 Fr Martin McGee has recently published a book which addresses the issue of Christian-Muslim relationships.  Dialogue of the Heart: Christian-Muslim Stories of Encounter seeks to inspire Christians and Muslims to open their hearts and minds to each other.…/…/1847305997   It is with much sadness that we have heard of the […]

News – March 2015

News – March 2015 Edward Gairdner (StB’91) and his wife Lizzie are delighted to announce the birth of Matilda (Tilly) Beatrice Gairdner on Monday 23rd March.  We wish them all many congratulations!   Saturday 21st March 2015, the Feast of St Benedict, saw the Ordination of Br Gabriel Dobson into the priesthood. Several Worthians joined the School […]

News – February 2015

News – February 2015 Angus Gairdner (StB’96) and his wife Julia are delighted to announce the birth of Myla Molly Fitch Gairdner born on Monday 16th February. We wish them all many congratulations!   Following on from our news in January concerning the beatification of the wonderful late Worth teacher Fra Andrew Bertie here are some […]

Worthians Golf – 2013/4 Season

Worthians Golf 2013-2014 Season Although not as well supported as Europe’s Ryder Cup Team, I am pleased to report that the Worthians Golfing Society continues to be supported by our core group of members, and encouragingly a few new members enlisting during this last year. The 2013 Autumn Meeting was, for the third time, a […]

Worthian Girls Sporting Day 2013

Worthian Girls Sporting Day 2013 Match Report Yet another successful day of Worthian sport was played on 7th September 2013 and this year for the first time included both hockey and netball teams. The 7-aside hockey match was made up of a selection of old girls including the first intake and newest leavers. Being slightly […]

Worthians Rugby 2013/4 Season Report

Worthians Rugby 2013/4 Season Report Afer a good set of warm-up matches against the Young WOBS, Old Johnians and Emanuel, the League Season started with two high-scoring exciting games against the Met Police and Old Radleians where, although we scored 30 points or more, we found ourselves as ‘lucky losers’ in each case. Our performances […]

Nick Butterworth’s End of Term Report

End of Term Report ‘He has contributed much during his time here, some of it helpful’ might be how some would describe my time as Chairman but it has been an immense privilege and pleasure to serve on the Worth Society Committee for the last eleven years. As my appointment was only intended to be […]

Jerry Fletcher’s First Term Report

First Term Report And the moral of my appointment is…beware the Benedictines; they can still talk one into pretty much anything when they put their minds to it! Joking apart, I am most honoured to have been asked by Abbot Luke to take over the Chairmanship of the Society from Nick Butterworth, who is retiring […]

Worthians Football 2014 Match Report

Worthians Football 2014 Match Report The 6th Annual Worthian Football Tournament took place on Sunday 23rd March 2014.  With a cool chill in the air but in bright sunshine, the four magnificient teams battled it out under the watchful eye of John Surtees OBE.  The School 1st XI, captained by current Head Boy Alex Davis White, beat the Worthian Under 21s, […]

Worthians Cricket 2014 Match Report

Worthians Cricket 2014 Match Report This season has been a very inconsistent one for the Worthians. Thankfully this was due to poor weather rather than poor performances on the pitch. With three out of the six games called off this season due to rain it is understandable that the team did not quite find the […]

2014 Careers Networking Event

2014 Business Networking Evening The 2014 Worth Society networking event took place at the Samuel Pepys Bar & Restaurant in the City of London on Wednesday 8th January 2014. Enticed by the prospect of a free drink at a picturesque setting on the River Thames and the chance to meet new people, I hadn’t appreciated […]

2014 City Lunch Review

2014 City Lunch Review Thursday 6th March 2014 was the date set for the now well established City Lunch event – held for the 3rd year in succession at the excellent Vivat Bacchus in Hays Lane near London Bridge. 50 Worthians and 4 honorary guests tucked into some tasty steaks and chocolate puddings, whilst renewing […]

Squash 2013/4 Season Report

Worthians Squash 2013-14 Season This academic year there were two more fixtures for Worthians to have the opportunity to play on the school courts. The first was on Saturday 30th November 2013 when an impressive turnout of Justin Mould (StB’81), Harry Fisher (B’81), Howard Brookman (G’93), Stephen Barham (StB’94), Daniel Hughes (R’98), Thomas Lewis (G’05),  Matthew Doggett (F’07), […]

Careers Networking Attendees 2015

CAREERS NETWORKING EVENING The Ship, 3 Hart Street, off Mark Lane, London EC3R 7NB Thursday 8th January 2015 Tom Wood (B’07) Alex Dungate (F’08) Alexander Gill (StB’09) Jessica Coffin (StM’10) Maddy Ilsley (StM’10) Dani Jeyes ((StM’10) Wilf Lytton (C’10) Celia Young (StM’10) Antonia Folds (StM’11) Julia Hollis (StM’11) Rebecca Bhargava (StA’12) Aisling Dwyer (StM’12) Kitty […]

News – January 2015

News – January 2015 It is with great sadness that we have been informed of the death of Patrick Biggs-Davison, aged 24, on the 11th January.  Patrick left Worth School in 2004.  Funeral details will follow shortly.  In the meantime we send our deepest sympathy to Patrick’s family and will keep them and Patrick in our prayers.   The Sovereign Military […]

2015 Events Archive

2015 Events   Worth’s School’s new Head Master, Stuart McPherson, and Deputy Head Pastoral, Gordon Pearce, hosted a dinner for Worthians in Hong Kong on 23rd October 2015 whilst attending a school’s exhibition there.  This was held at the exclusive, members-only, China Club in Central Hong Kong thanks to a Worthian member and there was […]

News – December 2014

News – December 2014 It is with much sadness that we have learnt of the death of Guy de Burgh (StB’73) on 21st December aged 59.  Guy had moved to California in 1983 and had built a successful career in electronics engineering, most recently working as a senior engineer for Apple.  We send our love […]

News – November 2014

News – November 2014 Tom Calnan (R’95) has made it into this year’s Guinness Book of Records as the oldest person to have won a ‘double cap’ in international rugby by playing in both codes.  Tom was 36 years 50 days when he made his debut for the UAE rugby union side against Hong Kong […]

News Submitted – October 2014

News – October 2014 Worthian Robert Bathurst (R’75), star of Cold Feet and Downtown Abbey, will be performing in ‘Love, Loss and Chianti’ at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester in January 2015 – a double bill of two narrative poems ‘A Scattering’ and ‘The Song of Lunch’ by Christopher Reid that Robert has devised for the […]

News submitted – September 2014

News – September 2014 We have been informed of the sad passing of Patrick O’Toole-Quinn (StB’70) RIP at the age of 62 on 12th September 2014.  He had devoted the last twenty years of his life to looking after people with learning difficulties and loved his job.  Earlier this year he was diagnosed with cancer […]

News submitted – August 2014

News – August 2014   Several Worthians from across the decades joined the monastic community at a special Mass in the Abbey on Saturday 9th August to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Fr Charles’s and the Golden Jubilee of Fr Richard’s ordinations to the priesthood.  We send them many congratulations!

News submitted – July 2014

News – July 2014 Old Rutherford Building Decommissioning Ceremony, Sunday 13th July 2014.  To mark this summer’s demolition of the Old Rutherford Building after 44 years of service, a very select gathering of Old Rutherfordians; Charles Gerada (R’90), Barney de Burca (R’96), Corrado di Mascio (R’96), Kevin Solan (R’90), David Wiehe (R’90) and Fred Bradley (R’04), as […]

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 […]

News Submitted – May 2014

News – May 2014 Daniel Pring (R’03), one of our esteemed committee members, is off to Makani as part of a team running the Sierra Leone Marathon in unbearable heat on Sunday 25th May on behalf of  the charity Street Child.  This wonderful charity helps some of the world’s most impoverished children off the streets and into education, […]

News Submitted – April 2014

News – April 2014 The grand opening of The Glenn Robertson Fitness Suite took place on Sunday 27th April 2014. Annette, Peter & James Robertson joined Abbot Luke Jolly and Head Master Gino Carminati for the blessing along with representatives of the Friends of Worth and Worth Society who between the two organisations raised the […]

2012/13 Worthians Rugby Season

2012/13 Worthians Rugby Season The 2012-13 Season was a tough one for the Worthians RFC team – both on the pitch and off it. For the second year since promotion we braved the vicissitudes of Surrey League 2, facing substantial Clubs running three teams and training twice a week in a highly competitive league with […]

2013 Worthian Real Tennis Report

2013 Worthian Real Tennis Report Two years ago, Hugh Bett (B’73) and I decided to enter the 2011 Henry Leaf Competition for Public Schools’ Old Boys’ Real Tennis. For those of you unfamiliar with the game, Real Tennis is much like golf being a handicap sport, while the scoring is very similar to Lawn Tennis. […]

2012/13 Worthian Squash Report

2013 Worthian Squash Season Report Our spring fixture took place on Sunday 24th March 2013 and was arranged to coincide with Andrew Taylor’s ever-popular Worthians football tournament.  Unfortunately our inclement British weather put paid to that fixture, which had to be cancelled due to water-logged pitches – but the squash went ahead and, once again, […]

2013 Worthian Tennis Match Report

2013 Worthian Tennis Match Report Speech day, Saturday 25th May 2013, saw three Worthians return to their old stomping ground to take on the younger and highly professional Worth 1st tennis team. The Worthian trio – Sean Buckley (G’83), Chris McCourt (B’83) and I – faced the lean and mean Harry Coreth, Tom Hicks, William […]

2012 Worthian Girls Hockey Match Report

2014 Worthian Girls Hockey Match Report Following on from last year’s highly successful inaugural Worthian Girls hockey match versus Worth School’s 1st XI, this second match was very eagerly anticipated by us all. On Sunday 9th September 2012, 10 Worthian Girls returned to Worth in an attempt to defend both their title and their reputation! […]

Spring 2014 eNewsletter

Worthians e-News Issue 5 – March 2014 Have you joined us on Facebook and LinkedIn yet? If you haven’t, then link to us now and get connected. Save the date! Worthian Cricket Fixture – 2pm on Saturday 24 May against Worth School 1st XI Worthian Girls Sporting Day & Worthian Tennis Fixture – Saturday 6 […]

2013 Recent Leavers Network Event Review

2013: Recent Leavers’ London Networking Evening   January 2013 saw the Recent Leavers’ London Networking Evening return to the City. Hosted at the scenic riverside Samuel Pepys Bar and Restaurant, the event’s primary aim is to introduce ‘young’ Worthians seeking advice, to the ‘not quite so young’ who are already well established in business.  It […]

2012/13 Season Worthian Rugby Players

The following 44 Worthians represented the Worthians RFC during the 2012/13 Season: Andy Bayles (B’98) Jack Bodkin (G’03) Marco Boodramsingh (C’11) Dom Bosher (R’08) Nick Bottino (R’06) Xavi Bottino (R’08) Adam Braverman (G’05) Mark Breen (C’05) Chris Brown (C’05) Richard Brown (F’05) Jamie Bruce (R’04) Ben Calnan (R’97) Tom Calnan (R’95) Rob Cottrell (R’97) Kevin […]

2012 Worthian Hockey Players

The following 10 Worthians played in the 2012 Worthian Girl’s Hockey Match versus the School 1st XI: Olivia Barclay-Hudson (StM’10) Andra Hess (StM’10) Charlie Hutchinson (StM’10) Sophia Knight (StM’10) Lauren Martin (StA’12) Ellie Mnich (StM’11) Chloe Noakes (StM’10) Alice Rooke (StA’12) Tess Ryan (StM’11) Sarah Turner (StM’12)