St Nicholas' Church, Crawley (Worth)

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Welcome ! There is a lot going on in our Parish - both at St Nicholas' and our sister church St Barnabas', Pound Hill.  Our website (www.worthparish.org) gives details of what it's like at our services, and tells you a bit about events and groups you might want to try out.

From "Church" in the Pub at the Coaching Halt and Messy Church at Maidenbower Infants School, through our regular services at 08.00 and 09.45 on Sunday morning at St Nicholas',  to special services such as our twice-yearly sublime Choral Evensong, there is something for everyone and wherever you turn up, we'd love to see you!

As for our building, St Nicholas' or Worth Church is the 11th oldest in England and is often described as the most perfect specimen of a Saxon cruciform church in England, which is why it's always busy with weddings!  

After the Norman Conquest in A.D.1066, the church was given by William the Conqueror to his son-in-law, William de Warenne, in whose family it remained until the middle of the fourteenth century, passing via the Fitzalan family to the Earls of Abergavenny, all the while continuing to serve its spiritual charge to this part of the county.  In 1986, a fire destroyed the nineteenth century roof of the nave, and the church two years of extensive renovation, which allowed a team of archaeologists to examine normally inaccessible parts of the structure, and to confirm the dating of the church’s original construction to 950 A.D..

Whether you want to explore being part of our congregation or just want to seek a quiet moment, soaking up the history and sense of continuity with generations past, come and see us. 

 

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Sue Perry
Worth Parish Office
St Barnabas' Church
Pound Hill
Crawley
RH10 7DY
0300 111 8150 (Parish Administrator)

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Sunday

Holy Communion
A quiet, contemplative start to Sunday to inspire you for the rest of the day using traditional prayers and readings from the Book of Common Prayer, spoken not sung. The poetic words, as well as St Nicholas’s awe-inspiring Saxon arches, ensure you feel part of a long line of worshippers who have praised and sought God’s help in this corner of Sussex down the ages.
Every Sunday at 8:00 AM for 40 minutes
Book of Common Prayer
Sung Eucharist
This is our main Sunday service with a strong musical content led by an excellent choir. Modern language is used but the music tends towards the more traditional. You can find out what hymns will be sung and what anthem the choir will be singing by looking at our latest music list on the website.
Every Sunday at 9:45 AM for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Family Friendly Sunday School Coffee Common Worship
Nic's
An informal, lively and child-centred service, though of course anyone and everyone is welcome, whether they have children or not! Attendees range from babes in arms to 12 years old with most being aged 3-8.
Every first and third Sunday at 11:30 AM for ½ hour
Family Friendly Sunday School Coffee

Tuesday

Evening Prayer
Every Tuesday at 5:00 PM for ½ hour
Common Worship

Wednesday

Evening Prayer
Every Wednesday at 5:00 PM for ½ hour
Common Worship

Thursday

Eucharist
Short and welcoming Eucharist service held in the north transept a.k.a. the Blessed Sacrament Chapel - (turn left at the altar!) followed by coffee and refreshments.
Every Thursday at 10:30 AM for ¾ hour
Coffee Common Worship
Evening Prayer
Every Thursday at 5:00 PM for ½ hour
Common Worship

Friday

Evening Prayer
Every Friday at 5:00 PM for ½ hour
Common Worship

Saturday

Morning Prayer and Eucharist
Every Saturday at 9:00 AM for ½ hour
Book of Common Prayer

Features

Toilets

Wheelchair accessible toilets

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass
Organ

 

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Church Open Winter during daylight hoursSummer 07:30 to c.19:00
Other information
Incumbent: The Revd Canon Anthony James BALL
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 5244
Diocesan ID: BH1211
Built: 950 AD
Architect: The Saxons
Archdeaconry: HORSHAM (102)
Deanery: EAST GRINSTEAD (10202)
Parish Legal Name: WORTH, POUND HILL AND MAIDENBOWER (100197 10/197)
CofE Church Info: (610197 10/197)
Short URL: acny.uk/5244/
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This page was last updated on Saturday 23rd July 2016
 
 
 
St Nicholas' Church : Church Road, Crawley (Worth), West Sussex, RH10 7RT

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