Worship in our churches

 

 

 

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'

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.

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

November Newsletter Extra

December Newsletter Extra

 

 

 

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?


Dec
6
Tue
Tuesday Eucharist (BCP) 10am – St Mary’s
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Weekday Eucaharist service in St Mary’s

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

Dec
8
Thu
Thursday Eucharist (CW) 10am – St Laurence’s
Dec 8 @ 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.

Dec
10
Sat
Parish Prayers 9am – St Mary’s
Dec 10 @ 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.

Wreath Making Workshop
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop in St Laurence’s Hall on Saturday 10th December 10am to 12 noon. All you need will be supplied and hot drinks and mince pies will be served. Tickets are £15 (£10 donation to Pakistan and £5 for materials) and you will have your completed wreath to take away. Please reserve your place early by emailing Ruth Jepson ruthmjepson@gmail.com telephone 07860 641915 or by contacting the parish office

Games Afternoon – St Laurence’s Hall
Dec 10 @ 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.

Dec
11
Sun
Said Eucharist (BCP) 8am – St Mary’s
Dec 11 @ 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.

Sung Eucharist (CW) 10am – St Mary’s
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Sung Eucharist is held each week in St Mary’s Church at 10am (except First Sunday when there is All Age Worship with no Eucharist).

No need to book or reserve your place, please join us.

 

 

‘Second at Six’ 6pm – St Mary’s
Dec 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Informal Worship with hymns old and new is held in St Mary’s church each month on the second Sunday at 6pm.

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

 

Dec
13
Tue
Tuesday Eucharist (BCP) 10am – St Mary’s
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Weekday Eucaharist service in St Mary’s

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

Dec
15
Thu
Thursday Eucharist (CW) 10am – St Laurence’s
Dec 15 @ 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.

Volunteering Opportunities


Do you have a few hours spare? We are looking to strengthen our Finance Team in anticipation of our Treasurer stepping down at the end of the year and it would be great if the team could be strengthened by … Read more


Reintroduction of Chalice at Holy Communion


We have reintroduced the Chalice at our Holy Communion services in line with the Bishop Martin’s guidance. If you do not wish to take the Chalice please stay at the Altar until the Chalice has passed, holding your hands joined … Read more