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.

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?


Nov
15
Fri
St Laurence’s Fellowship
Nov 15 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Nov
16
Sat
Parish Prayers (St Mary’s)
Nov 16 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am
Nov
17
Sun
Holy Communion (Early Service at St. Mary’s)
Nov 17 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Parish Breakfast
Nov 17 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Sunday Service (Sung Eucharist at St. Mary’s)
Nov 17 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Sunday Service (Sung Eucharist at St. Mary's)

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 parishioners 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 parishioners.

Nov
20
Wed
Holy Communion (St. Mary’s)
Nov 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Nov
21
Thu
Holy Communion (Thursdays at St. Mary’s)
Nov 21 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Holy Communion (said) using the Book of Common Prayer (1662)

Coffee Time (St.Mary’s)
Nov 21 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am
Nov
23
Sat
Parish Prayers (St Mary’s)
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am
Nov
24
Sun
Holy Communion (Early Service at St. Mary’s)
Nov 24 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Children’s Society Box Opening – Saturday 2nd November


We look forward to welcoming you at the box opening and coffee morning on Saturday 2nd November from 10 to 12 noon in St. Mary’s Church hall.  For more information on the fantastic work The Children’s Society do please see Read more


Harvest Thanksgiving


Thank you all so much for the very generous donations of  non-perishable food for Family Support Work  which you kindly brought to our harvest services.  The retiring collections also raised valuable funds for their work.Read more



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Our Church Services

Sunday Services

St Mary's:

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

St Laurence's:

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

 

There is no one holy like the Lord; there is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God.