Maundy Thursday 14th April to Easter Sunday 17th April 2022

for Young Adults (18-35)

Numbers are more limited this year so to avoid disappointment, you are advised book as early as possible.


Cross Walk – for anyone who would like to experience a walking pilgrimage during Holy Week (from Palm Sunday 10th – Maundy Thursday 14th April), you are invited to join a group walking to Worth Abbey from St Joseph’s Parish, Brighton – carrying a cross.

The Easter Triduum – the celebration of our salvation through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ – is the greatest Feast of the year for us as Christians; it is the centre-point and climax of the life of Jesus, and therefore of us as his followers. We are invited to enter into this important celebration with solemn reverence, prayer and devotion.

Participants will receive a Fundraising Toolkit with a variety of practical ideas to help meet the cost, should this present a challenge.  One such idea is to find a sponsor.  Should finances still be a problem please discuss this with us.

The monastic community at Worth Abbey invite you to join us for this great Feast.

Further Information:

Programme: An opportunity to participate in the Easter Liturgy and monastic rhythm of prayer,  enter more deeply into the Easter mystery, space for personal reflection, and the opportunity for Reconciliation, as well as social time, building community and friendship.

Retreat Arrivals: Please arrive from 4.30pm on Maundy Thursday 14th April. Supper is at 6pm, followed by a welcome and introduction session. The Mass of the Lord’s Supper is at 8:30pm.

What to Bring: Clothes for rain, suitable shoes for a walk (possibly in mud!).  No towels or bedding are needed: these are provided.

Food: If you have any dietary requirements please make sure that you have specified these on your booking form.  If you are arriving after dinner on Thursday, please let us know by Friday 1st April, if you would like us to save you a meal (most probably a salad).

Accommodation: is in St Mary’s House, on the school campus. The rooms are mostly single en-suite with a few shared rooms available.

Cost per person Cross Walk & Easter Triduum Easter Triduum only
Unwaged/student £135.00 £85.00
Waged £185.00 £135.00

Getting to Worth: the nearest train station is Three Bridges. Taxis are available from the station, and cost approximately £15. When you arrive at Worth use the ‘Worth School’ entrance off the main road and drive to the front quad located by the Main School Reception.  From there you will be directed to St Mary’s.

Address: Worth Abbey, Paddockhurst Rd, Turners Hill, CRAWLEY, West Sussex. RH10 4SB.

Departure: the retreat will finish at approximately 3pm on Sunday 17th April.

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