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Forthcoming Events


On Saturday 19th August 2017 at 11am there will be a special Golden Jubilee Mass in the Abbey Church followed by a drinks Reception to celebrate 50 years since Fr Stephen Ortiger’s priestly ordination. All are welcome!


The WOBS RFC Summer Festival of Rugby is back by popular demand for its third consecutive year on Saturday 2nd September 2017 at the their home ground at Whiteley Village, Walton on Thames KT12 4EJ. The day features a highly competitive Rugby Sevens competition, a social Touch competition, including Ladies’ teams, and a full children’s activity programme which will satisfy even the most energetic youngster. This energy sapping day will be supported by a delicious BBQ, a plentiful bar, and a fantastic raffle. Everyone is more than welcome to this great family day out. To help with catering we would ask that you please let us know whether you plan to come. Contact either Nick Elvidge or James Kemp


There will be a Reunion for Worthians who attended the original Worth Prep School (prior to 1965) on Thursday 21st September 2017, starting with coffee at 11:15am followed by tours of the campus and lunch.  If you would like to attend please call Jo Williams at Worth School on 01342 710 210 or email her here Jo Williams


The Class of 1987 30 Year Reunion will be held on Friday 15th September 2017 in London.  Jonathan Nickell is co-ordinating – further information to follow.


The Class of 2007 10 Year Reunion will be held at Bunga Bunga, 37 Battersea Bridge Road, London SW11 3BA on the evening of Saturday 7th October 2017. The cost will be £50 for a 3 course dinner and a few drinks!  To sign up please contact James Henwood.


The Class of 1997 20 Year Reunion will take place on Saturday 21st October 2017 from 1pm in a London pub (venue to be confirmed).  Dom Clarke, Louie Sumpter & Stephen Ebbett are co-ordinating.


The Old Benedictine School Community Brazil 2017 Gathering will take place over the weekend of 20-22 October 2017 at Pousada Fazenda Serra que Chora – Itanhandu-MG. An opportunity to meet other Worthians and former pupils of Downside, Ampleforth, Belmont and Douai living in Brazil. If you would like to attend please contact


A Dinner for Worthians based in Hong Kong will take place on the evening of Saturday 21st October 2017 at The China Club.  More information to follow in due course.


The Class of 1977 40 Year Reunion Dinner will take place on the evening of Saturday 11th November 2017 at The Cavalry & Guards Club.  Do email James Madsen for further information.


This year’s Worthian Carol Service will take place on Wednesday 6th December 2017 at 6:30pm at St Patrick’s Church, Soho Square, London W1, followed by mulled wine and minced pies in the Parish Centre.


Weekly Events:

School Mass Worthians are most welcome to join the School and the Monastic Community at Mass in the Abbey Church at 5:10pm every Wednesday during term-time.

Sunday Parish Mass Worthians are most welcome to join the Monastic Community at the Parish Mass which takes place every Sunday at 9:30am in the Abbey Church.


For more information on any of the above please contact Mary Lou Burge, Worth Society Manager, at or Tel: 01342 710241