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Category Archives: News Archive

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

News Submitted: March 2014

News Submitted – March 2014   Our warmest congratulations to Roger Greaves (StB’04) who got engaged to Alice Chilton on 22nd March.   Guy Bridge, father of Charlie (StB’09), Eddie (StB’11), and Ben (StB’07) RIP who died last year, will be taking part in the Brighton City Marathon on Sunday 6th April to raise money […]

News Submitted – February 2014

News Submitted – February 2014   A great week for Worthians! A huge congratulations to Nigel Laughton (’84), Performance Director of the British Skeleton Team, who’s Lizzy Yarnold has just won our first Team GB Gold Medal at the Sochi Winter Olympics.   We are proud to have Worthian Major General Patrick Sanders (R’83) currently leading the […]

News submitted – January 2014

News Submitted – January 2014 The John Paul 2 Foundation 4 Sport (JP2F4S) is a Charity that enables young people to develop their physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual capacities through Sport. They are currently looking for Trustees to contribute their talents and skills to the Charity which will involve attending at least 4 Board Meetings […]

News Submitted – December 2013

News Submitted – December 2013   We have received the sad news of the death of Peter Gilbert (R’68) RIP who passed away on 12th December 2013 from Motor Neurone Disease.  Peter had a long career in social work.  The following link is an obituary of his life written in The Guardian.  We pray […]

News Submitted – November 2013

News Submitted – November 2013 Dominic Maxwell-Lewis (Butler ’07) RIP We have learnt of the very tragic death of Dominic Maxwell-Lewis (B’07) in New York.  We pray for the repose of his soul and for his family and friends.  

News Submitted – October 2013

News Submitted – October 2013 Abbatial Blessing – 13th October Worth Abbey Church was packed with more than 700 well-wishers on Sunday 13th October to witness the formal installation of Fr Luke Jolly as the monastery’s sixth abbot. Bishop Kieran Conry, Roman Catholic Bishop of Arundel and Brighton, presided at the Abbatial Blessing. Gathered with the Worth monastic […]

News Submitted – September 2013

News Submitted – September 2013 William Swabey (Gervase ’81) R.I.P. We have received the very sad news of the death of William Swabey.  He died on September 1st.  His last years had been a very difficult time for him and all his family. We pray for the repose of his soul; and we remember his […]

News Submitted – August 2013

News Submitted – August 2013   We have just heard that Rob Cottrell (R’97) is to marry Ashley Avery on Saturday 31st August 2013 at All Saints Church in Woolstone, Oxfordshire.  Fr Kevin will  be presiding and Rob’s brother Richard (aka Gooch, R’98) is best man, and Joe Thompson (R’97) and Steve Ebbett (R’97) will be Ushers.  Our heartfelt […]

News Submitted – July 2013

News Submitted – July 2013   Our heartfelt congratulations to Worth Society Committee Member, Edward Keelaghan (R’98), who is to marry Sophie-Jane Williams on Saturday 31st August 2013 at Prior Park Chapel, Bath.  We wish them the very best on their  happy day.   “A fantastic evening and a resounding success” was Marcus Elwes’s (G’83) take on the […]

News Submitted – June 2013

News Submitted – June 2013   We are delighted to hear from Fr Bede that James D’Arcy (StB’02) married Georgina Everington on Saturday 15th June 2013 in Kent.   On Friday 14th June 2013 we were fortunate enough to welcome Michael Spencer (B’73) back to Worth.  Michael is Chairman and Chief Executive of ICAP, the world’s largest […]

News Submitted – May 2013

News Submitted – May 2013   At Worth School’s Speech Day on the 25th May 2013 we were greeted to an absolutely glorious day – Worth was looking at its stunning best with the sun shining and the Azaleas out in full bloom.  We welcomed our Worthian Cricketing and Tennis enthusiasts for an afternoon of […]

News Submitted – April 2013

News Submitted – April 2013   We have been informed that Julian Dare, who taught Classics at Worth between 1965 and 1980, tragically died on the 4th April 2013 while away in Guyana.   He had a heart attack while swimming.  Julian’s burial was held in Guyana and we will notify Worthians who would have been taught […]

News Submitted – March 2013

News Submitted – March 2013   Sadly we had to take the decision to cancel the 2013 Worthians Football Tournament this year – because of the inclement weather and water-logged pitches at School.  The match was scheduled to take place on Sunday 24th March and we had two very strong U21s and O21s teams all ready to take […]

News Submitted – February 2013

News Submitted – February 2013   Paul Cattermull (StB’73) and Tom Carew Hunt (StB’02) represented Worth School in the 2013 Henry Leaf Cup – the School Alumni tournament for Real Tennis – winning the handicap division.  You can read more about their victory and find out how to get involved in playing Real Tennis by clicking here to visit […]

News Submitted – January 2013

News Submitted – January 2013   Fra’ Andrew Bertie’s cause for beatification is expected to open next month.  Fra’ Andrew was a well loved member of staff who served at Worth for 23 years.  He was the first Englishman to be elected to the post of Grand Master in the Order’s 900 year history when he became […]

News Submitted – December 2012

News Submitted – December 2012   On Friday 7th December, Worth School was privileged to welcome the return of esteemed actor and Worthian, Robert Bathurst (R’75).  The Performing Arts Centre was filled to capacity with students, teachers and members of the monastic community to listen to Robert’s lecture on his ‘Life as an Actor’.  He spoke of some of […]

News Submitted – November 2012

News Submitted – November 2012   We were delighted to welcome back to Worth School on Friday 23rd November, Worthian Dr Austen Ivereigh (G’84), who gave a presentation to pupils entitled ‘Catholic Voices’.  He joined pupils, staff and members of the Monastery for supper after the presentation.   Worth School and Worth Abbey are seeking […]

News Submitted – October 2012

News Submitted – October 2012   Paddy Lynch (C’92) and Bill McNamee (StB’92) did a sterling job in rallying their peers for their 20-Year Reunion which took place on Saturday 27th October 2012 in the Upstairs Room at The Antelope Pub, 22 Eaton Terrace, Sloane Square, London, SW1W 8EZ.  Fr Luke and Jeremy Dowling joined 17 of the ‘Class […]

News Submitted – September 2012

News Submitted – September 2012   Neil Laughton (C’82), Matthew Brown (C’82), Giles Hamilton (B’82), Jamie O’Meara (R’82) and Crispin Hayhoe (StB’92) were the valiant organisers of the 30-Year Reunion for the ‘Class of 1977-82’.  21 of them met up for drinks and canapes at Quo Vadis, 26-29 Dean Street, London W1 on Thursday 20th September.  They were joined by Keith Owers […]

News Submitted – August 2012

News Submitted – August 2012   Ben Babington (G’96) and Susanna welcomed their first child on the 20th August 2012 who they have called Jack Charles Alastair.  He weighed in at 9lb 2oz and Ben reckons that he’s already eyeing up his place in the Worth Rugby 1st XV!   David Lean’s 1945 film “Brief Encounter” received […]

News Submitted – July 2012

News Submitted – July 2012   We have three Worthians who are celebrating the arrival of babies during July.  David Matthews (B’01) and Alessandra welcomed their first child, Sophia Rose on the 15th July; Paul Radziwill (C’88) and Eloise welcomed their fourth, a daughter who they have called Willow Frances Rose and  David Ponsford (B’96) and Victoria welcomed Scarlet Victoria […]

News Submitted – June 2012

News Submitted – June 2012   We were delighted to welcome back to Worth School six Worthians  in support of the School’s annual Careers Fair which took place on Saturday 16th June 2012.  They accounted for more than half of the total number of speakers.  Tom Butter (B’04) spoke about his career at Accenture; both Dan Hyde […]

ews Submitted – May 2012

News Submitted – May 2012 On Saturday 26th May we had the huge privilege of welcoming back 25 Worthians who had attended Worth Prep School in the 1940s and 1950s.  They returned to Worth for the Jubilee Jamboree – the majority having been at Worth both for the Queen’s ascension to the throne and her Coronation.  We organised a […]

News Submitted – March 2012

News Submitted – March 2012 If the idea of an afternoon on the Mercedes-Benz World test circuit at Brooklands appeals to you – then why not get a team of 4-5 of you together and enter the Henry Surtees Brooklands Team Challenge Event?  This 2-hour endurance race is taking place during the afternoon of Wednesday 4th July 2012 and is a charity […]

News Submitted – February 2012

News Submitted – February 2012   It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death of Robert Döry (StB’68), aged 61 years.  Robert was found at his home on Tuesday 14th February 2012.  His funeral is to be held at 11.00am on Wednesday 14th March 2012 at the Brompton Oratory, Brompton Road, […]

News Submitted – January 2012

News Submitted – January 2012   Congratulations to Hugh Bett (B’73) and Tom Carew Hunt (S’02) who represented Worthians at Real Tennis in the 2012 Schools Old Boys’ Doubles Championships on the weekend of the 21st-22nd January 2012.  They reached the final of the Henry Leaf Cup Handicap Division.  The  Worthians were defeated in the final 10-7 by […]

News Submitted – December 2011

News Submitted – December 2011 Katie and Charlie Gerada (R’90) are delighted to announce the birth of Tobias Michael (Toby) at 5.45am on Saturday 3rd December 2011 weighing in at 8lb 8oz.  According to Charlie, “He is very sweet, very well and we’re very lucky.  Mum, Dad and his three brothers are all doing well, if feeling a little […]

News Submitted – November 2011

News Submitted – November 2011 Many congratulations to Jonathan Smith (StB’98) on his recent engagement to Aoife Kilpatrick on the 21st October 2011.  The happy couple are planning their wedding for early 2012. Our heartfelt congratulations to Felix Sainsbury-Martinez (C’09) who received, for the second year running, a Dean’s Commendation at Exeter University where he is studying Astro Physics, Quantum […]

News Submitted – October 2011

News Submitted – October 2011 It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death of Peter Cole (C’92) on Saturday 22nd October 2011, aged 37 years.  He leaves a widow, Helen, and a four year-old daughter, Olivia.  Peter had been ill with cancer for the past 18 months.  His funeral is to be held at […]

News Submitted – September 2011

News Submitted – September 2011 Joan Edey, long time Medical Sister of Worth School, died last Thursday 22nd September 2011 aged 95 years.  Her funeral will take place at Worth Abbey on Friday 7th October at 2.30pm and Worthians are most welcome to attend. Congratulations to Jamie Dunster (B’85), Fraser Moore (G’95), Gordon Moore (G’85), Michael Gabriel […]

News Submitted – August 2011

News Submitted – August 2011 Congratulations to Oliver Mulcahy (C’05) who passed out of Britannia Royal Naval College on Thursday 4th August 2011, as a Sub-Lieutenant Weapon Engineer. Je Ahn (R’01), Luca Belpassi (G’01) Adrian Pring (R’01) and Jocelyn Seligman (StB’01) organised a great gathering of their year group for ‘The Class of 1996-2001’ 10-Year Reunion on Saturday […]

News Submitted – July 2011

News Submitted – July 2011 Our heartfelt thanks to Ben Hamilton (B’91) who so valiantly took on the organisation of the Class of 1986-91 : 30-Year Reunion remotely from his base outside the UK.  He cajoled 31 Worthians and seven staff into attending an informal gathering at the Courthouse Modern Hotel just off Oxford Street, London W1 on Saturday […]

News Submitted – June 2011

News Submitted – June 2011 Oli Jacobs (F’10) has just sent news that he, along with James Cliffe (R’11), Nick Elvidge (C’11), Niamh Fogarty (StM’11) and Jack Udale (B’11) are doing a half marathon on the 25th September 2011.  They are raising money for the Matthew Elvidge Trust in aid of Nick’s cousin who sadly took his own life after a bout of depression.  […]

News Submitted – May 2011

News Submitted – May 2011 Congratulations to Mickey Morrissey (R’77) and his son, Hugo, who completed the Edinburgh Marathon on the 22nd May 2011 in 3 hours 58 minutes and 3 hours 56 minutes respectively.  They got off to a fantastic start, completing the first half in 1:49 and 20 miles in 2:55 minutes – then they found themselves […]

News Submitted – April 2011

News Submitted – April 2011 Our heartfelt congratulations to Matt Scotland (C’08) who is currently in his second year at Loughborough University, where he entered ‘The Business and Finance Undergraduate of the Year Award’ (sponsored by Morgan Stanley) and ‘The Accounting, Consulting and Economics Undergraduate of the Year Award’ (sponsored by KPMG).  After very lengthy application processes, he made […]

News Submitted – March 2011

News Submitted – March 2011 A great afternoon was had by all involved in our third Worthians versus School Team Football Match which took place on Sunday 27th March.  Our sincere thanks to Andrew Taylor for all his help in orchestrating this Event, where we had enough players – a magnificent 48 in total – to field four separate […]

News Submitted – February 2011

News Submitted – February 2011 Competition is becoming increasingly fierce for a place at the fabled City Lunch which was held for the third consecutive year at The Bleeding Heart Restaurant just off Hatton Garden on Thursday 17th February.  40 Worthians from a wide range of year groups and spanning five decades sat down to an excellent three […]

News Submitted – January 2011

News Submitted – January 2011 Our grateful thanks to Eddie Robinson (B’89) and Ben Babington (G’96)who organised Worth Society’s third “Call My Bluff” Wine tasting evening which was held at The Prince Albert in Battersea on Thursday 27th January.  This popular event was attended by 33 Worthians includingOwen Lean (C’01) who entertained everyone with his ‘street magic’.  In true Worth […]

News Submitted – December 2010

News Submitted – December 2010 We are very excited that the first Worth Society Event for 2011 will be the first Worthian all-girls Reunion.  Jessica Coffin (StM’10) is helping to co-ordinate a gathering of St Mary’s 2010 Leavers’ on Friday 7th January at Worth School, where attendees will enjoy a three-course meal in the Cowdray Room followed by coffee in St Mary’s. […]

News Submitted – November 2010

News Submitted – November 2010 Congratulations to Ben Hancock (G’90) and Linda on the birth of Daphne Charlotte Poppy, born on the 14th November 2010. Many congratulations to Richard Hook (B’92) and Di on the safe arrival of their first son, Elliot James Hook who was born at 6.09 pm on Tuesday 23rd November 2010 weighing in at 7 pounds […]

News Submitted – September 2010

News Submitted – September 2010 Worth Society hosted its first business networking event for recent School and University Leavers on Wednesday 22nd September 2010 at The Samuel Pepys Bar & Restaurant, Stew Lane, Off Upper Thames Street, London EC4V 3PT to great acclaim.  Howard Brookman (G’93) wrote : “Just a quick note to extend my thanks to those […]

News Submitted – August 2010

News Submitted – August 2010 Our thanks to Jamie Bruce (R’04) for co-ordinating a team of 17 Worthians to take part in the Conk-Cunis National Under 21 RFC Festival on Monday 30th August.  The Worthians lost in the main competition to Dulwich (as they did last year) but successfully reached the quarter final of the Plate. Many […]

News Submitted – July 2010

News Submitted – July 2010 Many congratulations to Patrick Doyle (B’92) and his wife, Sarah, on the birth of Daniel.  He weighed in at a healthy 7lb 15oz boy and joins older sister Evie. Our heartfelt congratulations to Tim Davies (C’10) and William Brenninkmeyer (StB’10) who successfully summited Mont Blanc the week after leaving Worth School.  It took them 6 hours to reach the summit from the […]

News Submitted – June 2010

News Submitted – June 2010 Worth Society has launched the Worthians Group on LinkedIn as a business networking vehicle for members of the Worthian community.  Over 500 Worthians have already joined this network and are taking advantage of the facility.  If you are not part of the Worthians Group and would like to apply to join, then please e-mail […]

News Submitted – May 2010

News Submitted – May 2010 Many congratulations to Alex Hiam (C’07) who has just finished at Bristol University and has been offered a place to study Music at New College Oxford.

News Submitted – April 2010

News Submitted – April 2010 Congratulations to Gavin Chase (C’01) who has just attained teacher status via a PGCE and is starting a post from September 2010 at The Warwick School in Redhill as History and RS teacher. Many congratulations to Mark Collini (StB’89) and Alexandra Finch on their engagement on the 28th March 2010.

News Submitted – March 2010

News Submitted – March 2010 Gino Carminati, Headmaster at Worth School, is delighted to announce that Worthian, Patrick Doyle (B’92) has been appointed as Deputy Head Pastoral with effect from the 1st September 2010. Raphael Coman (B’95) would like to inform Worthians that he has opened an accounting business in South London called Coman & Co.  Please do feel to contact him at Coman […]

News Submitted – February 2010

News Submitted – February 2010 You may have read about Andy Carroll’s (R’81) cycling exploits in the 08/09 issue of The Blue Paper where he cycled across the Alps for charity.  Well, on the 23rd June 2010 he is going to embark on a further cycle challenge over the Alps with ‘The Fireflies’ in order to raise money for Leuka – […]

News Submitted – January 2010

News Submitted – January 2010 Congratulations to Julian Gairdner (StB’89) and Melissa who have had a son, Frederick (Freddie) James Temple, born on the 28th December 2009 – a brother, and someone to wrestle, for Olly. We have just heard that Paul Leahu (B’71) died recently.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife and two children who live in […]

News Submitted – December 2009

News Submitted – December 2009 Worthian, Robert Bathurst (R’75) – well known to television and theatre audiences with credits including Cold Feet, Hornblower and My Dad’s the Prime Minister – will be touring in the New Year with Noel Coward’s classic comedy ‘Present Laughter’.  You can see ‘Present Laughter’ at the Theatre Royal Brighton from Monday 25th – Saturday 30th January 2010, with Robert […]

News Submitted – November 2009

News Submitted – November 2009 Many congratulations to Nick Mifsud (C’87) and Sophie on the birth of Edward Robert who was born on 6th November 2009, weighing in at 7 lb 13 oz – a brother for Thomas, who is slightly confused and apprehensive about his new big brother role but is gradually getting used to it!

News Submitted – September 2009

News Submitted – September 2009 Congratulations to all Worthians who took part in the Cronk-Cunis Under 21s Rugby Tournament which took place on Bank Holiday Monday 31st August 2009.  The boys did exceptionally well with a turn-out of more than 24 – and on time!  They beat Gordonstoun 5-0 in the first round, then Tonbridge […]

News Submitted – August 2009

News Submitted – August 2009 Giles Maskell (G’72) has been appointed as the new Director of Cancer Services at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust.  The announcement was made in June 2009.  He is a consultant radiologist based at Treliske and West Cornwall Hospital in Penzance and will hold the role for the next 18 months. Julian Tang […]

News Submitted – July 2009

News Submitted – July 2009 We are deeply saddened to report the death of Henry Surtees (’09) in a Formula 2 race at Brands Hatch on Sunday 19th July.  Henry, who had just completed A Levels in Economics, ICT and Biology, was a keen sportsman and was passionate about motor racing. He was a popular and positive member […]

News Submitted – June 2009

News Submitted – June 2009 Many congratulations to Darren Jones (StB’04) who got a First at Kent University – a Bachelor of Business Administration Honours.  This was a four year course with one year spent working with Siemens in Dubai.   He is currently celebrating with brother, Craig and girlfriends in Cornwall, and has yet to decide his future! We are […]

News Submitted – May 2009

News Submitted – May 2009 Congratulations to Mel Carson (B’90) who is engaged to Ashley Seffernick.  They are pictured (above) in front of Haytor – the spot where Mel proposed – on Dartmoor in Devon and are getting married in Seattle

News Submitted – April 2009

News Submitted – April 2009 Simon Gordon (StB’74) has completed work on the outside terrace area of his bar, Gordon’s Wine Bar.  It now has additional seating for 80 people under awnings with heaters.  You can find Gordon’s Wine Bar just off Villiers Street, London WC2.  Do visit for more information or even better, just drop in for a drink! Charles […]

News Submitted – March 2009

News Submitted – March 2009 Rob Carson (G’94) is raising money again for the OMV holiday camp for disabled children that he established in Ireland.  To raise additional cash he is going to climb Croagh Patrick with PJ Bailey (R’95) three times in one day (holy mountain, Catholic charity, etc!).  If you are interested in supporting Rob, you […]

News Submitted – February 2009

News Submitted – February 2009 Martin Powys Lybbe, who taught at Worth School for many years, has asked that we inform you of the very sad news of the death of his wife, Anne.  She died on Monday 9th February 2009.  Many of you will remember her as a vital figure in your lives during your time here […]

News Submitted – October 2008

News Submitted – October 2008 Congratulations to Paddy Lynch (C’92) who married Geraldine Coleman on Saturday 11th October 2008 in Foxford County Mayo.  They met in Lourdes on the Order of Malta Volunteers pilgrimage.  Paddy’s brother, James (StB’94) was best man and Fr Luke preached at the wedding.  Of the seven Worthians present, three were married and all had met […]

News Submitted – September 2008

News Submitted – September 2008 Around 150 people attended the funeral of Ambrose Bristow on the 24th September 2008 at Worth Abbey.  Fr Kevin presided and preached and Frs Stephen, Bede, Charles, Martin and Philip concelebrated.  Humphrey Berridge composed and read the Bidding Prayers and Mike Robinson did an excellent eulogy after Communion.  The internment was at Turners Hill […]