Father George

Hello and 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, so why not come along to one of our services.

You will be made most welcome.

- Father George (Vicar of Goring-by-Sea)

What's on?

Month view:
Aug
17
Thu
Morning Prayer (St. Mary’s)
Aug 17 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am

A said service using traditional wording from the Book of Common Prayer (no sermon)

Holy Communion (Thursdays at St. Mary’s)
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

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

Coffee Time (St.Mary’s)
Aug 17 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am
Aug
20
Sun
Holy Communion (Early Service at St. Mary’s)
Aug 20 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Sunday Service (Sung Eucharist at St. Mary’s)
Aug 20 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

As always, tea and biscuits will be served after the service where you can get to know your fellow paritioners.

Evensong (St. Mary’s)
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Aug
21
Mon
Morning Prayer (St. Mary’s)
Aug 21 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am

A said service using traditional wording from the Book of Common Prayer (no sermon)

Aug
22
Tue
Morning Prayer (St. Mary’s)
Aug 22 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am

A said service using traditional wording from the Book of Common Prayer (no sermon)

Aug
23
Wed
Morning Prayer (St. Mary’s)
Aug 23 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am

A said service using traditional wording from the Book of Common Prayer (no sermon)

Celtic Communion (St. Mary’s)
Aug 23 @ 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.

What we've been up to...

Teddy Bears’ Picnic


This August the theme of our family service was “Teddy Bears’ Picnic”   The weather was kind and we held the service in the Molson Garden   Singing and music during the service was followed by a picnic and socialising … Continued


Jazz Mass


We held a very special “Jazz Mass” on Sunday the 23rd.   The St. Mary’s music group performed a variety of jazz and “jazzified” pieces during the service.   The congregation packed the church with truly wonderful worship.     … Continued


 


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Lucinda Cox

Lucinda CoxThursday, August 10th, 2017 at 10:48pm

We had a very nice note, left on the tray, thanking us for the welcome opportunity to have a cuppa

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, August 6th, 2017 at 10:28pm

The Teddies had fun this morning.


 

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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...

I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts.