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, and is home to nearly 8000 people.

Our church family is a lively and assorted community of people of various ages with a real desire to know God better and respond to his amazing love by serving our local community and beyond.

We would love to meet you.

You will be made most welcome.

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

A Different Sort of Church

 

Dear Friends,
We continue to rejoice in being able to meet in our churches.

From October we are adding some additional 'live' services.

We shall also continue our services streamed via facebook and Zoom.

See below for up-to-date details:

Weekly services in our Churches:

Sundays 9am Eucharist at St Mary's - BCP (From 1st November this service will be at 8am on 1st Sunday of each month)

Sundays 11am Eucharist at St Mary's - Common Worship, this service is also live-streamed on facebook.  (From 1st November there will be no 11am service on 1st Sunday of each month)

Thursdays 10am Eucharist at St Laurence's - Common Worship

Monthly services in our Churches:

All Age Worship 10am on the 1st Sunday of each month at St Mary's (starting on 1st November)

Numbers are restricted for each service so to be assured of your place please email the parish office in advance.

Special measures will be in place in accordance with government, C of E and Diocesan guidelines and face coverings should be worn unless you are exempt.

Our streamed services via Facebook and Zoom:

Sundays 11am

The 11am service on Sunday is live-streamed via our facebook page.  If you do not have a facebook account, you can still view the service by logging onto our facebook page. Please use this link

To view last Sunday's service please use this link

Wednesdays 8pm (no Compline on Wed 21st October)

Compline (Night Prayer) will be live streamed via our facebook page.  If you do not have a facebook account, you can still view the service by logging onto our facebook page. Please use this link

Wednesdays 10am Morning Prayer

Morning Prayer is on Zoom, https://www.zoom.us You will be able to join from 9.45am using the following details:  Meeting ID: 955 2642 8233  Password: 386017 or use this link

To join by telephone 0203 481 5237 or 0203 481 5240 or 0203 051 2874

First Sunday of each month - All age Worship

Join us for a service with animation and contributions from members of our congregations.  This service is live-streamed via our facebook page.  If you do not have a facebook account, you can still view the service by logging onto our facebook page. Please use this link. Please note we will be holding this service in church at St Mary's from 1st November.

To view this month's All Age Worship please use this link

 

Please note live-streaming will start 5 minutes before the start of each service, giving you time to link in and prepare for the service

There are further opportunities to participate in live worship through the Church of England's website

If you know of anyone who does not have access to the internet please pass on details of the The Church of England's Daily Hope Line. They can dial in on a phone on 0800 804 8044.  They are also able to join the Thursday services by telephone as detailed above.

 

 

 

News and Updates

 

 

We want to keep in touch with you all during this period so we shall be posting regular updates here, please check here regularly for our latest Parish newsletter:

23.10.20

15.10.20

08.10.20

01.10.20

24.09.20

Previous Parish newsletters and Pastoral letters issued during lockdown can be viewed by clicking on this link

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?


Oct
28
Wed
Wednesday Service 9.55am for 10am service – live service on Zoom
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Wednesday Morning Prayer is on Zoom, https://www.zoom.us You will be able to join from 9.45am using the following details:  Meeting ID: 955 2642 8233  Password: 386017 or use this link

To join by telephone 0203 481 5237 or 0203 481 5240 or 0203 051 2874

Compline (Night Prayer) – Live streamed via Facebook
Oct 28 @ 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Fr Keith will be live-streaming Compline, a short service of night prayer each Wednesday using Facebook. The live-streaming will start 5 minutes before the service. 
https://www.facebook.com/StMaryAndStLaurenceGoringBySea

 

Oct
29
Thu
Said Eucharist, Common Worship at St Laurence’s
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

10.00 Said Eucharist. Common Worship. 

The church will open 15 minutes before each service. In order to maintain social distancing numbers are
quite restricted (we have calculated approximately 30 people at present in St Mary’s) therefore you will
need to register to attend prior to the service. You can do this by email to office@goringbyseaparish.org
or if you do not have e-mail by telephoning the Parish Office 01903 709163. You will receive confirmation
that you are registered for the service. 

For tracking and tracing purposes the government guidance asks that we hold a register
of names (for 21 days) of everyone who attends each service. Please do not just turn up for a service,
as we may have to ask you to go home if we have reached capacity. Please think carefully about
whether or not to attend if you are vulnerable or in an at risk group. Please do not attend if you are
unwell, particularly if you have Covid-19 symptoms.

You will be required to wear a face covering in church unless you are exempt.

Nov
1
Sun
Eucharist 8am BCP St Marys’
Nov 1 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

On the first Sunday of each month there will be two opportunities to attend a service. Both services will take place at St Mary’s Church as follows:
08.00 Said Eucharist. Book of Common Prayer.
10.00 All Age Worship. (This service will also be live streamed via Facebook)

The church will open 15 minutes before each service. In order to maintain social distancing numbers are
quite restricted (we have calculated approximately 30 people at present in St Mary’s) therefore you will
need to register to attend prior to the service. You can do this by email to office@goringbyseaparish.org
or if you do not have e-mail by telephoning the Parish Office 01903 709163. You will receive confirmation
that you are registered for the service. 

For tracking and tracing purposes the government guidance asks that we hold a register
of names (for 21 days) of everyone who attends each service. Please do not just turn up for a service,
as we may have to ask you to go home if we have reached capacity. Please think carefully about
whether or not to attend if you are vulnerable or in an at risk group. Please do not attend if you are
unwell, particularly if you have Covid-19 symptoms.

All Age Worship at St Mary’s 10am
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

We are really missing our children and their families. In order to facilitate their return to church within the present
restrictions, we will be trialling a shorter child friendly service on the 1st. November. Having re thought how we can
worship with as many of our usual features, for example craft activities, we will be providing all children with a take
away activity bag. This will include colouring and crafts to do during the service (seated in the pew) and or take
away; and because the children told us they like this about St Mary’s – a biscuit! This shorter service will have music
and the very popular animation cartoon Gospel. Children will also be invited to read and say prayers with their adult
family members. We will continue to adhere to strict social distancing and family bubbles will be invited to Book a
Pew. More details will be given nearer the time, but its not too early to – BOOK YOUR PEW  – please email the parish office

Service for All Souls at St Mary’s
Nov 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

We are pleased to be able to hold the annual service to remember those who have departed this life and enjoy life eternal with our Lord.  To comply with track and trace please register for this service at the Parish Office.

The church will open 15 minutes before each service. In order to maintain social distancing numbers are
quite restricted (we have calculated approximately 30 people at present in St Mary’s) therefore you will
need to register to attend prior to the service. You can do this by email to office@goringbyseaparish.org
or if you do not have e-mail by telephoning the Parish Office 01903 709163. You will receive confirmation
that you are registered for the service. 

For tracking and tracing purposes the government guidance asks that we hold a register
of names (for 21 days) of everyone who attends each service. Please do not just turn up for a service,
as we may have to ask you to go home if we have reached capacity. Please think carefully about
whether or not to attend if you are vulnerable or in an at risk group. Please do not attend if you are
unwell, particularly if you have Covid-19 symptoms.

Face coverings should be worn in church at all services.

Nov
4
Wed
Wednesday Service 9.55am for 10am service – live service on Zoom
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Wednesday Morning Prayer is on Zoom, https://www.zoom.us You will be able to join from 9.45am using the following details:  Meeting ID: 955 2642 8233  Password: 386017 or use this link

To join by telephone 0203 481 5237 or 0203 481 5240 or 0203 051 2874

Compline (Night Prayer) – Live streamed via Facebook
Nov 4 @ 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Fr Keith will be live-streaming Compline, a short service of night prayer each Wednesday using Facebook. The live-streaming will start 5 minutes before the service. 
https://www.facebook.com/StMaryAndStLaurenceGoringBySea

 

Nov
5
Thu
Said Eucharist, Common Worship at St Laurence’s
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

10.00 Said Eucharist. Common Worship. 

The church will open 15 minutes before each service. In order to maintain social distancing numbers are
quite restricted (we have calculated approximately 30 people at present in St Mary’s) therefore you will
need to register to attend prior to the service. You can do this by email to office@goringbyseaparish.org
or if you do not have e-mail by telephoning the Parish Office 01903 709163. You will receive confirmation
that you are registered for the service. 

For tracking and tracing purposes the government guidance asks that we hold a register
of names (for 21 days) of everyone who attends each service. Please do not just turn up for a service,
as we may have to ask you to go home if we have reached capacity. Please think carefully about
whether or not to attend if you are vulnerable or in an at risk group. Please do not attend if you are
unwell, particularly if you have Covid-19 symptoms.

You will be required to wear a face covering in church unless you are exempt.

Nov
8
Sun
Said Eucharist BCP at St Mary’s
Nov 8 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

In order to try and accommodate everybody who wants to attend worship there will be two opportunities to attend a service on Sundays. Both services will take place at St Mary’s Church as follows:
09.00 Said Eucharist. Book of Common Prayer. Except 1st Sundays.
11.00 Said Eucharist. Common Worship. Except 1st Sundays.  (This service will also be live streamed via Facebook)

The church will open 15 minutes before each service. In order to maintain social distancing numbers are
quite restricted (we have calculated approximately 30 people at present in St Mary’s) therefore you will
need to register to attend prior to the service. You can do this by email to office@goringbyseaparish.org
or if you do not have e-mail by telephoning the Parish Office 01903 709163. You will receive confirmation
that you are registered for the service. 

For tracking and tracing purposes the government guidance asks that we hold a register
of names (for 21 days) of everyone who attends each service. Please do not just turn up for a service,
as we may have to ask you to go home if we have reached capacity. Please think carefully about
whether or not to attend if you are vulnerable or in an at risk group. Please do not attend if you are
unwell, particularly if you have Covid-19 symptoms.

The Rev’d Neill Stannard Celebrates his first Eucharist


On Sunday 18th October Fr Neill Celebrated at the Eucharist service at St Mary’s at 11am.  If you missed the service you can see it here.… Read more


All Age Worship – back in church 10am 1st November


We have missed our families in church and are delighted to recommence All Age Worship in church from 1st November. … Read more



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