Hello and welcome

St. Mary's Church

Welcome to the Parish of Goring-by-Sea, Worthing, West Sussex.The parish hosts two Anglican churches; St. Mary's and St. Laurence's

Our church is active and growing.  We offer worship opportunities in our churches and on-line.  Please see below for up-to-date details.

Both St Mary's and St Laurence's churches are open for personal prayer every day: Monday to Saturday 10.00am to 4.00pm and Sunday 12.00noon to 4.00pm.

We are Christ-centred, growing in faith, love and service.

Worship in our churches

Regular Services:

8am - Said Eucharist (BCP) in St Mary's Church

10am - Sung Eucharist except 1st Sunday of each month All Age Worship in St Mary's Church (this service is also live-streamed via Facebook each week).

11am (last Sunday of each month) Eucharist in St Laurence's Church. 

4pm (third Sunday of each month) Feast@4 (for 9-14 year olds) in St Mary's Church.  

6pm (second Sunday of each month) ‘Second at Six’ in St Mary’s Church. Informal worship with hymns old and new 

6pm (fourth Sunday of each month) Evensong in St Mary's Church 

Weekday Services:

10am Tuesdays - Said Eucharist (BCP) in St Mary's Church 

10am Thursdays - Said Eucharist (CW) in St Laurence's Church

9am (second Saturday of each month) Parish Prayers in St Mary's Church

For further details of our services please see 'Our Worship'

Parish Newsletters

Keeping in touch and supplying up-to-date information is key to our parish, please check here for our weekly newsletters and monthly extra newsletters:

Latest Weekly Newsletter

February Newsletter  Extra

Deanery Newsletter

 

 

 

Prayer Resources

Praying at all times and for all things is the way we are told to live; and the good news is that prayer is real and it works! During this time of great challenge and anxiety we are called to prayer. Download these recommended apps from your preferred app store or click on the link for further information.

Lectio 365 is an easy-to-use way of meditating on the Bible that's been used by Christians for centuries. Each day we read the same passage twice, expectant that God will speak through it into our lives.

Pray As You Go is a daily prayer session, designed to help you pray whenever you find time.

Time to pray is a traditional worship app with everything you need. Follow a simple pattern of day or night prayer that varies according to the season and day of the week. It has guidance on sustaining a pattern of regular prayer.

or access The Church of England's Daily Hope Line on 0800 804 8044

Safeguarding at St Mary's and St Laurence's

We take safeguarding very seriously and are committed to providing a safe and caring environment for children, young people and vulnerable adults, protecting their rights and protecting them from harm.  Please click here for more information: Safeguarding at St Mary's and St Laurence's

What's on?


Feb
27
Tue
Tuesday Eucharist (BCP) 10am – St Mary’s
Feb 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Weekday Eucaharist service in St Mary’s

No need to book or reserve a place, please come along.

Feb
28
Wed
SMARTIES Parent and toddler group
Feb 28 @ 9:15 pm – 11:00 pm

Smarties parent and toddler group meets in St Mary’s Hall on Wednesday mornings from 09.15 – 11.00 (term time only).

It is for all preschoolers from birth together their care-givers.  There are craft activities, live music, toys and refreshments. Cost is  £1.50 per week, you will be made very welcome.

Contact: Karen King at kaz.king@ntlworld.com or on 07912 693549.

Feb
29
Thu
Thursday Eucharist (CW) 10am – St Laurence’s
Feb 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

A weekday Eucharist is held in St Laurence’s church each Thursday at 10am.

You do not need to book or reserve your place, please come along and join us.

Mar
3
Sun
Said Eucharist (BCP) 8am – St Mary’s
Mar 3 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Said Eucharist (BCP) is held each Sunday in St Mary’s at 8am.

You do not need to book or reserve your place, please join us.

All Age Worship 10am – St Mary’s
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
All Age Worship 10am - St Mary's

We welcome people of all ages to this service which does not include Communion (Holy Eucharist).

We provide activity bags for children.

Music and songs are all-age friendly, as are the clergy and the congregation!!

We hold this service once each month on the 1sy Sunday of the month.  You are very welcome to join us for services on other Sundays, why not try ‘Breathing Space’ on the third Sunday?

Mar
5
Tue
Tuesday Eucharist (BCP) 10am – St Mary’s
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Weekday Eucaharist service in St Mary’s

No need to book or reserve a place, please come along.

Mar
6
Wed
SMARTIES Parent and toddler group
Mar 6 @ 9:15 pm – 11:00 pm

Smarties parent and toddler group meets in St Mary’s Hall on Wednesday mornings from 09.15 – 11.00 (term time only).

It is for all preschoolers from birth together their care-givers.  There are craft activities, live music, toys and refreshments. Cost is  £1.50 per week, you will be made very welcome.

Contact: Karen King at kaz.king@ntlworld.com or on 07912 693549.

Mar
7
Thu
Thursday Eucharist (CW) 10am – St Laurence’s
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

A weekday Eucharist is held in St Laurence’s church each Thursday at 10am.

You do not need to book or reserve your place, please come along and join us.

Mar
9
Sat
Parish Prayers 9am – St Mary’s
Mar 9 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am

Parish prayers are offered in St Mary’s on the second Saturday of each month. No need to book or reserve a place, please come along.

Games Afternoon – St Laurence’s Hall
Mar 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please join us to play board games, have a cuppa and catch up with friends old and new.

Every month of the 2nd Saturday from 2pm to 4pm.

No need to book just come along, bring your favourite games if you would like to.

Spring Fair – Saturday 4th May


We shall be holding a Spring Fair and need as many people as
possible to get involved! It will be fun, and a fundraiser and we
have a good many tasks to be accomplished – can you help,
please?
Here’s … Read more


Lent and Home Groups


Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, 14th February, and as a Parish we shall partake of a
Lent Study course. We need hosts/leaders to accommodate those who wish to join
a Home Group. If you are able to open your home … Read more