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For all enquiries on church matters,

please contact the Rector, Revd Sebastian Hamilton

by email: [email protected] or telephone: 01304 746033


With thanks to Reverend Sebastian Hamilton, officiant; Julian Sampson, organist,

Sue Austin and Janet Bradley, flower arrangers;

the congregation and everyone who made this Sunday an enjoyable event

Advent Sunday Service of Lessons and Music

With thanks to Revd Sebastian Hamilton, officiant,

Julian Sampson, choir master, Robert Tapsfield, organist, the choir of St Clements,

the readers and congregation,

Sue and Lance Austin for sides duties,

John and Annie Simmons for wine, Angela Frewin for food

and Carol and Michael Attenborough for their support.

Remembrance Sunday 2023

Grateful thanks to Reverend Howard Pashley, officiant, Julian Sampson, organist,

the flower arrangers, Mrs Bean for the Remembrance soldier, and

Carol and Michael Attenborough for serving refreshments at their home

Harvest Festival Communion

was held on

Sunday 1st October 2023

We were delighted to welcome our new rector,

Reverend Sebastian Hamilton to the parish of Worth

Sebastian blessing the harvest gifts

The Institution of the Reverend Sebastian J. M. Hamilton,

as Rector of the benefice of the parishes of Sandwich and Worth

was conducted by Bishop The Right Reverend Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Bishop of Dover

and the Induction by The Venerable Darren Miller, Archdeacon of Ashford

at St Clement’s Church in Sandwich.

on Sunday 17th September 2023 at 3 pm with Choral Evensong.

Secrets of St Peter and St Paul’s Church Tours

were held on Sunday 18th June 2023.

Many thanks to the guides, volunteers and visitors who made this

an interesting and successful fundraiser

for the St Peter and St Paul Worth Preservation Trust.

Tour guides: Lance Austin and John Simmons

Five tours inside and outside the church took place which gave visitors the opportunity to discover the history of St Peter and St Paul Church from when it began as a Chapel of Ease in the 12th Century until today as the parish church of Worth.

Items of silver and glass and church records from mid 18th century, which belong to the church of St Peter and St Paul are usually deposited with the Canterbury Cathedral Archive and Library for safe keeping.

The PCC wishes to thank Cressida Williams, Archives and Library Manager for Canterbury Cathedral for allowing it to have these items on loan for the church to share with visitors.

Some examples (photos by kind permission of Annie Simmons)

Chalice/communion cup, sterling silver, dated 1718.

Inscription: Worth in Kent

Flagon, sterling silver, dated 1748.

Inscription: Deo Servatori

Salver, sterling silver, dated 1768

Inscription: The Parish of Worth in Kent

Flagon, sterling silver and glass, dated 1881. Inscription: The Parish of Worth in Kent

More photos to follow by courtesy of Julie Elmes – many thanks from the PCC

Coronation of King Charles III on Saturday 6th May 2023

The church bells of St Peter and St Paul rang out at 10.00 am to celebrate

Thanks to our volunteer bell ringers

Vestry Meeting And Annual Parochial Church Meeting 2023

was held on Wednesday 26th April 2023

at St Peter and St Paul Church at 7 pm.

Thank you to everyone who attended

Remembrance Sunday 2022

With thanks to Revd Howard Pashley, officiant,

Julian Sampson, organist,

Carol Attenborough, floral arrangements,

Jean Bean, creating the soldier

A Farewell Tea Party for Reverend Canon Mark Roberts was held in the Parish Hall

on the afternoon of Saturday 24th September 2022

The St Peter and St Paul Worth Preservation Trust

held a fundraiser in the church on the evening of 24th September 2022.

We were delighted to welcome the Thanet Male Voice Choir.

The Book of Condolence has now been removed from the church

and is in the safekeeping of Worth Parish Council (30th September 2022)


Proceeds in aid of St Peter and St Paul Church

This took place on Sunday 12th June 2022

The Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen

was celebrated with a special service

on Sunday 5th June 2022

Church open for private and individual prayer

Open Church resumed on Sunday 2nd February 2022

The church is open for private/individual prayer

from 10.00 am until 4.00 pm daily

A full risk assessment had been carried out.

The Parochial Church Council of St Peter and St Paul has agreed to resume Eucharist services on the first Sunday of each month from 4th April 2021 onwards. Please see Services page for latest information.

Sunday 26th June 2022 at 6.30 am 

Patronal Evensong with the Choir of St Clements

Followed by wine and nibbles

All are very welcome

Remembrance Sunday 14th November 2021

Harvest Festival 3rd October 2021

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY: 8th November 2020

There will not be a church service this year due to the latest Covid-19 guidance from the Government. However, wreaths will be laid at the War Memorial in Worth, following a 2-minute silence at 11.00 am. Representatives from the Parochial Church Council and the Worth Parish Council will lay the wreaths.

Thanet Community Gospel Choir

The Thanet Community Gospel Choir performed their excellent Christmas programme

at St Peter and St Paul church in Worth on Thursday 12th December 2019.

Many thanks to the Trustees of St Peter and St Paul Worth Preservation Trust for arranging another successful fundraiser for the Church.

Advent Service 2019

Our Advent Service of Music and Readings with the Choir of St Clements will be held on Sunday 1st December 2019 at 6.30 pm.

The officiant will be the Revd. Canon Mark Roberts.

All are welcome and we look forward to you joining at the start of the Advent season.

Refreshments will be served after the service, courtesy of Michael and Carol Attenborough.

Remembrance Sunday 2019

St Peter and St Paul Church in Worth

Remembrance Service on Sunday 10th November 2019

At 10.00 am

Followed by Wreath Laying

At the War Memorial

At 11.00 am

Harvest 2019

Thanks to everyone for making our church so beautiful and welcoming.

Christmas at St Peter and St Paul Church in Worth

Advent and Christmas were joyous occasions at St Peter and St Paul Church. Throughout December, we had many services which were well attended. Our church looked beautiful with the Nativity crib, flowers, candles and a Christmas tree.
Thanks to everyone who has worked so hard in 2018 to make the church such a welcoming and spiritual place to be in.

Dedication of new altar frontal in memory of Keith Haggar

Our Advent Service of music and readings with the choir of St Clements
took place on Sunday 2nd December 2018.
At the start of the Service, the Revd Canon Mark Roberts
formally received and dedicated our new Advent and Lent altar frontal.
This was kindly made by Gill Holroyd and
it is in memory of the late Keith Haggar, who lived in the village and was
a much loved priest for many years at St Peter and St Paul Church in Worth.

Remembrance Sunday 2018

Our Remembrance Service was held on Sunday 11th November 2018 in St Peter and St Paul’s Church at 10 am.
The service was conducted by the Revd Howard Pashley with Andrew Larner as organist. We were delighted to welcome members of the Worth Parish Council and villagers to join the congregation in remembering 100 years since the end of the First World War.

Refreshments were served in the church afterwards with thanks to Annie Simmons and Carol Attenborough for this. Then wreaths were taken to the War Memorial where we were joined by villagers and Trustees from the St Peter and St Paul Preservation Trust.

After two minutes silence at 11 am., wreaths and crosses were laid, the names of the fallen of Worth were read out and Revd Pashley dedicated the new plaque on the War Memorial.


      Special thanks to Miriam Bull and Ian Martin of the Worth Parish Council for co-ordinating the dedication.

Confirmation and Eucharist

  The Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul held a Confirmation and Eucharist Service on Sunday 15th July 2018 at 6.30 pm.

The congregation were delighted to witness and celebrate the confirmation of Geoffrey Cox and Veronica Liote. It was a very moving and happy occasion.

The celebrant and preacher was the Bishop of Dover, The Right Reverend Trevor Willmott. He was assisted by The Reverend Canon Mark Roberts and The Reverend Jeanne Males.

Andrew Larner was our organist, and refreshments were provided by Janet and John Bradley after the service. Thanks also to our readers and sidesmen for ensuring the memorable occasion went smoothly.




APCM and Vestry Meeting 2020

APCM and Vestry Meeting will be held on

Thursday 23rd July 2020 at 7pm

at St Peter and St Paul Church, Worth.

All are very welcome to attend.