Hello and welcome
Welcome to the Parish of Goring-by-Sea, Worthing, West Sussex.
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.
Whether you’re new to the area or have lived here your entire life, everybody is welcome to join us in worship.
St. Mary’s is home to a broad range of regular paritioners from all walks of life, with diverse backgrounds and different cultures.
We would love to welcome you to the church so please feel free to simply “turn-up”.
If you let us know that you are new to the church, we’ll make sure that you get off to a good start.
As always, tea and biscuits will be served after the service where you can get to know your fellow paritioners.
Our services are easy to follow, relaxed and suitable for all ages
We welcome children and have a range of toys and books
available for them at the back of the church
Guides, Brownies and Rainbows participate in the services on parade Sundays
Please come along, you will be made very welcome
Join us in the hall for a cuppa and chat before the service
Transport a problem? We’ll arrange to pick you up.
Coming on your own? We’ll arrange for a ‘church-buddy’ to meet you on arrival and guide you through the service and introduce you to others.
Not sure about the kids? They are welcome! Activities will be available for them during coffee time, plus our Rainbows, Brownies and Guides will be there too.
To arrange lifts, a church-buddy or for more information please contact:
Geoff 01903 240540, Ruth 07860 641915, Angela 07980 152855 or Julie 01903 249685
On Saturday, 8th June in the Molson Garden 6:30 pm for 7:00 pm start. Tickets cost £10. Please bring your own picnic and chairs. Contact the parish office for tickets.… Read more
There will be various events in the parish:
The Reverend Nancy Ford (Chair of CA Committee Worthing) will speak at St Mary’s 9.30 am service on Sunday, 12th May when there will be … Read more
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Our Church Services
Holy Communion 8.00 am
Sung Family Eucharist 9.30 am
On the first Sunday of every month, the Family Eucharist is preceded by coffee and activities for children from 9.30am with the Service starting at 10.00 am.
Evensong 6.00 pm
On the last Sunday of every month, there is Family Service with Communion at 11.00 am, preceded by coffee and children's activities in the hall from 10.15am
Weekly services - all at St Mary's
Wednesday Holy Communion 6.30 pm
Thursday Holy Communion 10.00 am
Saturday Parish Prayers 9.00 am
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. Our full policies and procedures are available for all to see, please click on the link below or contact us. Regular training on safeguarding matters is provided and relevant DBS checks are undertaken as required. If you have any concerns about the welfare of someone, whatever age or are concerned about anything that happens within our Churches, please contact our Safeguarding Officer: Alison Evans on 01903 503905 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor: Colin Perkins on 01273 425792 / 07500 771210
Please click here to view our safeguarding policy.
Other Useful Contacts
Childline: 0800 001 111 Kidscape: 020 7730 3300 Adults: Care Point: 01243 642121
The Diocesan website contains more information:
If you think an Adult of Child is in immediate danger, call the police on 999