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 strive to ‘grow a healthy church’ and would love to meet you.

You will be made most welcome.

What's on?


Jun
27
Wed
Celtic Communion (St. Mary’s)
Jun 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm

A Simple Celtic Communion: The service will be a reflective and informal Communion Service lasting about 40 minutes with room for silence, contemplative music and most importantly the sacred space to listen to God and “unpack the week” in His presence.

Jun
28
Thu
Holy Communion (Thursdays at St. Mary’s)
Jun 28 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

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

Coffee Time (St.Mary’s)
Jun 28 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am
Jul
1
Sun
Holy Communion (Early Service at St. Mary’s)
Jul 1 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Family Service (Sung Eucharist at St. Mary’s)
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Family Service (Sung Eucharist at St. Mary's)

Our family services are fun!

 

Lively music and a loving, friendly welcome for everyone

 

Children of all ages are welcome and they can make as much, or as little noise as they like!

 

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.

Evensong (St. Mary’s)
Jul 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Jul
4
Wed
Celtic Communion (St. Mary’s)
Jul 4 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm

A Simple Celtic Communion: The service will be a reflective and informal Communion Service lasting about 40 minutes with room for silence, contemplative music and most importantly the sacred space to listen to God and “unpack the week” in His presence.

Jul
5
Thu
Holy Communion (Thursdays at St. Mary’s)
Jul 5 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

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

Coffee Time (St.Mary’s)
Jul 5 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am
Jul
8
Sun
Holy Communion (Early Service at St. Mary’s)
Jul 8 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

What we're doing...

Updates on our Giving


Every year the Parish supports a number of Christian organisations through donation, prayer and focus. We have recently received updates from two of our charities, these can be read below.   For information about our giving please visit our Giving … Continued


Father George Sings


In March, on Saturday, 17th , at 7:30pm in Arundel Cathedral, our very own Father George is singing as a member of Angmering Chorale, as they perform Handel’s masterpiece, “The Messiah”, with full orchestra, “Sinfonia of Arun”. Tickets are £15 … Continued



Goring Parish News

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St Mary's and St Laurence's Churches, Parish of Goring-by-Sea, West Sussex

A page about the two churches of the parish of Goring-by-Sea, West Sussex: St Mary's and St Laurence's.
St Mary's and St Laurence's Churches, Parish of Goring-by-Sea, West Sussex

St Mary's and St Laurence's Churches, Parish of Goring-by-Sea, West SussexSunday, June 24th, 2018 at 12:04am

Notices

Privacy Policy
Your Electoral Roll details are kept securely on the Parish Office Computer, are password protected and not shared apart from the Diocese.
However if you wish to continue receiving the GPN by e-mail and other communications regarding events at the church you will need to complete a consent form. You will find these at the back of the church together with our Privacy Policy. Please hand these to one of the churchwardens, ie Ian, Gill or Ruth to be kept in the Parish Office or the completed form can be scanned and e-mailed to the Parish Office (goring_parish@btconnect.com).

Our Pimm's and Hymns service will be in the Molson Garden TODAY Sunday 24th June at 4.30pm. There are forms at the back of the church for you to nominate your favourite hymn to be sung during the afternoon.

Does anyone have two largish net curtains to spare for the vicarage windows? If you can help please see Churchwardens.

Jazz Evening. Saturday 28th July - Molson Garden - 6.30pm for 7.00 pm start. Bring your own picnic and drinks and chairs.
Tickets. £10.00. Event will go into the Church Hall if it is wet.
Available from Raye: 01903 200143 or any member of the Social Activities Committee

St. Laurence Fellowship - meet in the Hall on 21st July at 2.30pm for tea with the pre-school children. Jonathan Saunders will play the piano, accompanied by our instruments.

St Mary's and St Laurence's Churches, Parish of Goring-by-Sea, West Sussex

St Mary's and St Laurence's Churches, Parish of Goring-by-Sea, West SussexMonday, June 18th, 2018 at 7:52pm

Fabulous afternoon with FSW yesterday serving tea and home made cakes in aid of supporting local families. Great to see some of our congregation too.

Getting Married?

Wedding Day

We love weddings and are proud to perform wedding ceremonies throughout the year.

We know that marriage is an exciting and busy time and our highly experienced team will help make your special day a success.

Christian marriage is both a religious and family celebration and everyone has the right to be married in the parish where they live or regularly attend worship.

If you are considering a wedding or blessing in our parish, please visit here...

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!