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Worth Society Events

Here you can find a list of forthcoming events being organised by Worth Society and the wider Worth Community, as well as annual reunion gatherings.  For Sporting Fixtures please go to the relevant Sport page.

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 Thursday 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.

Worthians Rugby: Every Wednesday evening - Worthians RFC plays Touch rugby in Fulham: 7pm Hurlingham Park.  Meet in the middle of the 400m track.  Visit www.wobsrugby.com to find out more.

Forthcoming Events:

 

On Friday 27th May 2016 at 7:45pm in the Abbey Church the School are holding a Concert, prior to Speech Day, to showcase Worth’s finest musicians.  Entry is free (no ticket required) with the benefit of the larger ensembles performing in the fabulous acoustic setting of the Abbey Church, which will include St Paul’s Suite by Gustav Holst, Dvorak and Tchaikovsky, as well as film music such as Lord of the Rings and Howard Shore to round off the evening.

 

From 6pm on Sunday 12th June 2016 the Friends of Worth are hosting a party to say farewell to retiring Farwell House Master of 14 years, Dr Duncan Pring, at the main Cricket Pavilion at Worth. It will be wonderful to have as many Old Farwellians attending as possible.  If you would like to come along do please email Dr Pring directly on dpring@worth.org.uk 

 

The Class of 1966 50 Year Reunion Lunch will take place on Thursday 30th June 2016 at Worth School.  We invite Worthians from that Class Year and their partners to a special celebration lunch.  The plan is to meet for coffee at 11:30am, followed by tours of the School.  Following the short monastic lunchtime prayer, some former teaching staff and monks will join us for lunch in the Cowdray Room.  Do please get in touch with Mary Lou Burge at worthsociety@worth.org.uk if you would like to attend.

 

The Class of 1996 20 Year Reunion will take place on Friday 8th July 2016.  Barney de Burca (R’96) has very kindly stepped forward to organise this event which will involve a Celebratory Mass at 7pm at St Etheldreda’s Church, Ely Place, London EC1N 5RY followed by Dinner at The Bleeding Heart, Bleeding Heart Yard (off Greville Street), Hatton Garden, London EC1N 8SJ.  The dinner will cost approx. £65 per head for an introductory drink, 3-course meal with wine, water, coffee and service and will be payable on the night.  We will be inviting some monks and house masters as honorary guests.  To RSVP please email Barney de Burca at bdeburca@hotmail.com and cc worthsociety@worth.org.uk  As we have sadly lost contact with several people from this class year do please help spread the word to those you are in contact with.

 

A Reception for Worthians living in Gibraltar & Sotogrande will be held at The Royal Gibraltar Yacht Club in July.  Hosted by Worth School’s new Head Master, Mr Stuart McPherson, who will be joined by Dom Kevin Taggart, Mr & Mrs Andrew Taylor and Dr & Mrs Duncan Pring.  Date to follow, but if you would like to register your interest in this event then please email the Head Master’s PA, Samantha Braund, at sbraund@worth.org.uk

 

The annual Worthians Summer Rugby Festival will be held on Saturday 3rd September 2016 starting at 10:30am at the home of Worthian Rugby, Whiteley Village, Walton on Thames, Surrey KT12 4EN.  All Worthians are invited to form a team and come along and play group and knock-out stages.  It’s a real family day with the famous ‘Belpassi Bros meatballs’, a raffle, a bar and lots of fun.  To register a team, or just to find out more, email jack.bodkin@ropesgray.com or giles.sacarello@howdengroup.com

 

Following the success of last year’s Worthian Cycle Ride we are busy planning another event for Sunday 2nd October 2016. Following feedback from last year’s London to Worth ride, this year will be different. The Worthian Loop will start and end at Worth and will consist of 10 mile circuits around the Estate, up to a total of 50 miles. Families will be welcome to come along, have a picnic, and cheer the cyclists as they pass through the School grounds. If you (and family members) would like to take part please register your interest here. This won’t commit you to anything but gives us an idea of numbers and abilities. As soon as details have been finalised we will be back in touch with registration information and costs.

 

The Class of 2006 10 Year Reunion Dinner will be held on Saturday 15th October 2016 at The Lansdowne Club, Mayfair, London.  Co-ordinators, Michael Bilbe, Robert Butterworth & Alonso Caro, are busy making the final arrangements which will follow shortly.  In the meantime do get in touch with Worth Society if you wish to register your interest.

 

Open Cloister: Ongoing Programme

The Open Cloister retreat centre at Worth Abbey has a full programme of courses and themed retreats for 2016 to which Worthians are most welcome to attend.

 

For more information on any of the above do please contact Mary Lou Burge, Society Manager at Worth Society at worthsociety@worth.org.uk or Tel: 01342 710241