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?


May
27
Sun
Evensong (St. Mary’s)
May 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
May
30
Wed
Celtic Communion (St. Mary’s)
May 30 @ 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.

May
31
Thu
Holy Communion (Thursdays at St. Mary’s)
May 31 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

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

Coffee Time (St.Mary’s)
May 31 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am
Jun
3
Sun
Holy Communion (Early Service at St. Mary’s)
Jun 3 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Family Service (Sung Eucharist at St. Mary’s)
Jun 3 @ 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)
Jun 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Jun
6
Wed
Celtic Communion (St. Mary’s)
Jun 6 @ 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
7
Thu
Holy Communion (Thursdays at St. Mary’s)
Jun 7 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

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

Coffee Time (St.Mary’s)
Jun 7 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 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



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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, May 27th, 2018 at 10:27am

Our two new Church Wardens have officially sworn to do their duty.

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, May 27th, 2018 at 12:01am

Notices

Traidcraft Stall will be open today after the 9.30 a.m. service. ​​​​​​​​​​​Janice Lelliott

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.

You are invited to a meal, at St. Mary's Church Hall 2nd June at 1.00pm, in aid of IMARA UGANDA EDUCATION FUND. Donations only. Please let me know if you can come. Sylvia Tel. 529743

St Mary's Social Circle is having a Strawberry Tea on Saturday 9th June from 2pm to 4pm in St Mary's Hall. Proceeds are in aid of our Charity for 2018 - Oak Grove College. Rosemary and Alison will be playing the piano while you enjoy your tea. There will be a plant stall, a raffle and jigsaws and books for sale. Tickets are £3.50 per person available from Sarah 01903 535289, Janice 01903 504384, or Linda 01903 368582.

St. Laurence's Fellowship meet Friday June 15th at 2.30pm at the Garden Tea Party with Dot at 35, Seafield Avenue.

Unlocking and Locking St Mary’s Church
There is a rota for key holders to sign up to at the back of church. Please sign up if you are able to help with this.
Many thanks, Ian.

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...

The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.