Families & Youth

See below the groups that are running in our parish.

EDGE Youth Group

The Edge youth group meets roughly every 2 weeks on Sunday evenings from 7pm to 8.30pm in The Barn. It’s open to anyone in Year 7 to Year 11. It’s a great chance to have fun, deepen your faith, make some friends, and have pizza! For more information, contact elizabeth.wakeling@abdiocese.org.uk  (New parents especially should Email … Continue reading EDGE Youth Group

Little Angel’s Play Group

September 2021: We are delighted that the group will resume on Thursday 9th September. See our facebook page for full details. Little Angel’s Play Group Little Angel’s Toddler/Baby Group for Parents/Carers and pre-schoolers. Thursdays (term time) in the barn at 10am. Come and meet other mums and dads while the little ones play. Coffee and … Continue reading Little Angel’s Play Group

Little Angel’s Music Group

September 2021: We are delighted that the group will resume on Friday 10th September. See our facebook page for full details.     Little Angel’s Music Group   Fridays (term time) in The Barn at 10am. Come and join in a friendly music group for babies and  preschoolers.Stay for a coffee and snacks for the … Continue reading Little Angel’s Music Group


If you are considering Baptism for yourself or your child speak to Father Liam after one of the Masses and he will put you in contact with the Parish secretary (01903 242624) who can arrange a meeting.      

First Holy Communion

Preparation for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion Twenty two children received the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion at English Martyrs Church in May 2017.  The first Holy Communion children in our parish are fortunate to have the opportunity to walk in the Arundel Cathedral Corpus Christi procession. Parents in the … Continue reading First Holy Communion


Confirmation Programme 2016-17 Our Parish Confirmation programme is run by Fr Liam and 2 Catechists (Bernie S and Deacon Gary). The aim of the programme is to prepare our young people for receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation which both confirms their faith and helps them to become fully committed adults in the church. The programme … Continue reading Confirmation

Age 15-16

Young people in school years 10 and 11 (age 15 and 16) are each year invited to join the diocese on their annual pilgrimage to Lourdes as Redshirts. Would you like to meet other young people from around the diocese? Would you like to deepen your faith and understanding of God in your life? Would … Continue reading Age 15-16

Altar Servers

Once you have made your First Holy Communion you may become an Altar Server. Speak to the parish office for further details. After 12 months Servers are enrolled as members of the Guild of St. Stephen, click on the logo for further details.


We have two Catholic schools in our Parish, a Primary and a Secondary. English Martyrs Catholic Primary School Headteacher Dr Helen Townsley Derwent Drive, Worthing, West Sussex, BN12 6LATel: 01903 502 868www.englishmartyrs.w-sussex.sch.uk     St Oscar Romero Catholic School (Formerly Chatsmore High School) Headteacher Mr P Byrne Goring Street, Worthing, West Sussex, BN12 5 AFTel: 01903 241368www.stromeros.co.uk