Hello and welcome
Welcome to the Parish of Goring-by-Sea, Worthing, West Sussex.
We are Christ-centred, growing in faith, love and service.
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.
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.
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.
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
What we're doing...
The Goring Parish Profile is now complete and available here. Please feel free to download it and learn more about our churches and our community.
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
With all of the latest news and forthcoming events, be sure to read the latest issue...
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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...