Worship in our churches

 

 

 

Sunday 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'

The Alpha Course - starting September 19th

A chance to explore questions of faith and spirituality - You’re Invited to try Alpha

What is Alpha?

A series of eleven weekly sessions where you can explore questions of faith and spirituality in an informal and welcoming environment.

There’s no cost and no pressure, and your opinion is valid. Whatever questions you’ve got you can ask them at Alpha.

Each session includes food, a short video and a chance to share your thoughts about what you’ve heard.

The course starts at St Laurence Church Hall, Brook Barn Way, Worthing on Monday 19th September 2022 at 7pm.

If you want to register your interest in attending Alpha please email the parish office using this link office@goringbyseaparish.org giving your name, address, telephone and email… and we will be in touch,

or telephone 07599031684 if you want to talk to someone about it.

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

September Newsletter Extra

October 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?


Oct
2
Sun
Said Eucharist (BCP) 8am – St Mary’s
Oct 2 @ 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
Oct 2 @ 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?

Harvest Festival Brunch in St Mary’s Hall
Oct 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us after the 10am service on Sunday 2nd October for brunch in the hall.

 

Oct
4
Tue
Tuesday Eucharist (BCP) 10am – St Mary’s
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Weekday Eucaharist service in St Mary’s

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

Oct
6
Thu
Thursday Eucharist (CW) 10am – St Laurence’s
Oct 6 @ 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.

Oct
8
Sat
Parish Prayers 9am – St Mary’s
Oct 8 @ 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
Oct 8 @ 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.

Oct
9
Sun
Said Eucharist (BCP) 8am – St Mary’s
Oct 9 @ 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
Oct 9 @ 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
Oct 9 @ 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.

 

Parish Outing to view St John’s Bible


St Martin-in-the-Fields Church in London has a copy of the Bible and they have agreed that we may visit to view their Heritage Edition on Wednesday 19 October. For more details please see the  newsletter dated 22.09.22Read more


Harvest Services and Collections


Sunday 29th September: Harvest Festival at St Laurence’s at 11am. 
Sunday 2nd October: All Age Harvest Festival at St Mary’s at 10am followed by brunch in the hall. 
Both services will include the opportunity to donate money and/or non-perishable food … Read more