Our Church

English Martyrs is a vibrant community with a warm and welcoming, family feel. Our beautifully decorated church and picturesque chapel provide the ideal environment for prayer and contemplation, whilst our barn is the home for our community life, both for parishioners and reaching out into the wider community.

Our vision is to create a community based on the teachings of Christ.

English Martyrs is situated in Worthing, which is the largest town in West Sussex (population 100,000 and continuing to grow). It is a town set between the sea and the South Downs. English Martyrs is in the Goring-by-Sea area of Worthing and we have strong links with our two local Catholic schools – English Martyrs Primary School and Chatsmore High School.

Mass Times

Times of services Please see calendar for any weekly changes Holy Days 9.30am Mass 7.30pm Mass Saturday 10am Exposition with Benediction 10.15- 10.45am Reconciliation 5.15-5.45pm Reconciliation 6pm Vigil Mass Sunday 8.15am Mass 10.30am Mass 6pm Polish Mass (first and third Sundays of the month) Monday 9.30am Mass Tuesday 9.30am Mass Wednesday 9.30am Mass Thursday 7.30pm … Continue reading Mass Times

Visiting Us

There is a funeral in the church on the afternoon of Thursday 12th September. The church will be closed to ceiling visitors from 1pm.  Each year we welcome thousands of visitors to our church to view the ceiling as well as the stained glass windows and other art work. Open each year from Easter to … Continue reading Visiting Us

The Barn

The Barn, situated beside the church, is our beautiful ‘Church Hall’ where many of our parish functions are held. It is also available for hire see here for details. History of the Barn In December 1937, the barn and adjoining land was purchased and after being repaired, it was in a derelict state, it was turned … Continue reading The Barn

Hire the Barn

The Barn is available for hire for wedding receptions, parties, group meetings and societies. If you are interested in hiring The Barn for your function please contact the Parish Secretary 01903 242624. Then you can download the application form BarnHiringAgreement Groups who use the barn Squares Meet in the Barn on Monday evenings. This American … Continue reading Hire the Barn