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.

A Different Sort of Church

Dear Friends,
Rejoice, once again we are able to meet in church. From Sunday 12th July we shall have two services each Sunday in St Mary's: 9am and 11am. We shall also continue our services streamed via facebook and Zoom. See below for details:

Sundays 9am and 11am Eucharist at St Mary's (the 11am service will be live-streamed on facebook)

Numbers are restricted for each service so to be assured of your place please email the parish office in advance.

Special measures will be in place in accordance with government, C of E and Diocesan guidelines. From 8th August face coverings are required when you attend worship or visit a church for any purpose. https://www.churchofengland.org/sites/default/files/2020-08/COVID%2019%20advice%20on%20face%20coverings%20v3%20DRAFT.pdf

The 11am service on Sunday is live-streamed via our facebook page.  If you do not have a facebook account, you can still view the service by logging onto our facebook page. Please use this link

To view last Sunday's service please use this link

First Sunday of each month  - Family Service/All age Worship with animation and contributions from members of our congregations.  This service is recorded and is available on our facebook page anythttps://www.facebook.com/StMaryAndStLaurenceGoringBySea/videos/790242785119145/?eid=ARDg3auw-1B7qGvTcq38xf-QT80sXLn7e5bPFexacEHpNQnDNMI0ar7yL5An8KVPDDUyc8uby9H8eZ5rime from 10am on each first Sunday.

To view thishttps://www.facebook.com/StMaryAndStLaurenceGoringBySea/videos/790242785119145/?eid=ARDg3auw-1B7qGvTcq38xf-QT80sXLn7e5bPFexacEHpNQnDNMI0ar7yL5An8KVPDDUyc8uby9H8eZ5r month's All Age Worship please use this link

Third Sunday of each month - The Way In:  a short service for everyone who is interested in learning more about what it means to be a Christian. This service is recorded and will be available on our facebook page from 10am on each third Sunday from October 18th.

Wednesdays 8pm https://www.facebook.com/StMaryAndStLaurenceGoringBySea/videos/346389686740687/?__tn__=%2CdkC-R&eid=ARArWRUxiSH-12r1sEZr98R2wO0_NP-7iE3Zry1t01_SYODDquRU35Vq2duP0f_JK0dZ9CZ6CIqS5QKb&hc_ref=ARSumy0CaEpgGnS1ma8BoT3usQpmUeGyGxLlNcLyGpHs9TjWf0vdx-_IAioDWPTekJg

Compline (Night Prayer) will be live streamed via our facebook page.  If you do not have a facebook account, you can still view the service by logging onto our facebook page. Please use this link

Thursdays 10am

Thursday Morning Prayer is on Zoom, https://www.zoom.us You will be able to join from 9.45am using the following details:  Meeting ID: 955 2642 8233  Password: 386017 or use this link

To join by telephone 0203 481 5237 or 0203 481 5240 or 0203 051 2874

Please note live-streaming will start 5 minutes before the start of each service, giving you time to link in and prepare for the service

There are further opportunities to participate in live worship through the Church of England's website

If you know of anyone who does not have access to the internet please pass on details of the The Church of England's Daily Hope Line. They can dial in on a phone on 0800 804 8044.  They are also able to join the Thursday services by telephone as detailed above.

 

 

 

News and Updates

 

 

We want to keep in touch with you all during this period so we shall be posting regular updates here, please check here regularly for our latest Parish newsletter:

19.09.20

11.09.20

04.09.20

28.08.20

20.08.20

13.08.20

Previous Parish newsletters and Pastoral letters issued during lockdown can be viewed by clicking on this link

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?


Sep
27
Sun
Said Eucharist BCP at St Mary’s
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Worship will begin again at St. Mary’s church from Sunday 12th July
In order to try and accommodate everybody who wants to attend worship there will be two opportunities to attend a service on Sundays. Both services will take place at St Mary’s Church as follows:
09.00 Said Eucharist. Book of Common Prayer.
11.00 Said Eucharist. Common Worship. (This service will also be live streamed via Facebook)

The church will open 15 minutes before each service. In order to maintain social distancing numbers are
quite restricted (we have calculated approximately 30 people at present in St Mary’s) therefore you will
need to register to attend prior to the service. You can do this by email to office@goringbyseaparish.org
or if you do not have e-mail by telephoning the Parish Office 01903 709163. You will receive confirmation
that you are registered for the service. If a service reaches capacity we will send an e-mail to all on this
mailing list.

For tracking and tracing purposes the government guidance asks that we hold a register
of names (for 21 days) of everyone who attends each service. Please do not just turn up for a service,
as we may have to ask you to go home if we have reached capacity. Please think carefully about
whether or not to attend if you are vulnerable or in an at risk group. If you are shielding you should not
attend until the restriction is lifted, this is likely to be on the 1st. August. Please do not attend if you are
unwell, particularly if you have Covid-19 symptoms.

Said Eucharist, Common Worship at St Mary’s (This service will also be live streamed via Facebook)
Sep 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Worship will begin again at St. Mary’s church from Sunday 12th July.
In order to try and accommodate everybody who wants to attend worship there will be two opportunities to attend a service on Sundays. Both services will take place at St Mary’s Church as follows:
09.00 Said Eucharist. Book of Common Prayer.
11.00 Said Eucharist. Common Worship. (This service will also be live streamed via Facebook)

The church will open 15 minutes before each service. In order to maintain social distancing numbers are
quite restricted (we have calculated approximately 30 people at present in St Mary’s) therefore you will
need to register to attend prior to the service. You can do this by email to office@goringbyseaparish.org
or if you do not have e-mail by telephoning the Parish Office 01903 709163. You will receive confirmation
that you are registered for the service. If a service reaches capacity we will send an e-mail to all on this
mailing list.

For tracking and tracing purposes the government guidance asks that we hold a register
of names (for 21 days) of everyone who attends each service. Please do not just turn up for a service,
as we may have to ask you to go home if we have reached capacity. Please think carefully about
whether or not to attend if you are vulnerable or in an at risk group. If you are shielding you should not
attend until the restriction is lifted, this is likely to be on the 1st. August. Please do not attend if you are
unwell, particularly if you have Covid-19 symptoms

 

To access this service via facebook please log in using Facebook. The live-streaming will start 5 minutes before the service. 
https://www.facebook.com/StMaryAndStLaurenceGoringBySea

Sep
30
Wed
Compline (Night Prayer) – Live streamed via Facebook
Sep 30 @ 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Fr Keith will be live-streaming Compline, a short service of night prayer each Wednesday using Facebook. The live-streaming will start 5 minutes before the service. 
https://www.facebook.com/StMaryAndStLaurenceGoringBySea

 

Oct
1
Thu
Thursday Service 9.55am for 10am service – live service on Zoom
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Thursday Morning Prayer is on Zoom, https://www.zoom.us You will be able to join from 9.45am using the following details:  Meeting ID: 955 2642 8233  Password: 386017 or use this link

To join by telephone 0203 481 5237 or 0203 481 5240 or 0203 051 2874

Oct
4
Sun
Said Eucharist BCP at St Mary’s
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Worship will begin again at St. Mary’s church from Sunday 12th July
In order to try and accommodate everybody who wants to attend worship there will be two opportunities to attend a service on Sundays. Both services will take place at St Mary’s Church as follows:
09.00 Said Eucharist. Book of Common Prayer.
11.00 Said Eucharist. Common Worship. (This service will also be live streamed via Facebook)

The church will open 15 minutes before each service. In order to maintain social distancing numbers are
quite restricted (we have calculated approximately 30 people at present in St Mary’s) therefore you will
need to register to attend prior to the service. You can do this by email to office@goringbyseaparish.org
or if you do not have e-mail by telephoning the Parish Office 01903 709163. You will receive confirmation
that you are registered for the service. If a service reaches capacity we will send an e-mail to all on this
mailing list.

For tracking and tracing purposes the government guidance asks that we hold a register
of names (for 21 days) of everyone who attends each service. Please do not just turn up for a service,
as we may have to ask you to go home if we have reached capacity. Please think carefully about
whether or not to attend if you are vulnerable or in an at risk group. If you are shielding you should not
attend until the restriction is lifted, this is likely to be on the 1st. August. Please do not attend if you are
unwell, particularly if you have Covid-19 symptoms.

All Age Family Worship – streaming via facebook
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Join us for an on-line All Age Family Worship.  Each service features animation created by some of our very talented congregation and children from our congregation reading Bible stories and/or prayers.  75% less Vicar than other worship (the Vicar wrote this not us!).

The service is available on our facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/StMaryAndStLaurenceGoringBySea/

You will be able to experience this any time from 10am on the first Sunday of each month.

 

Said Eucharist, Common Worship at St Mary’s (This service will also be live streamed via Facebook)
Oct 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Worship will begin again at St. Mary’s church from Sunday 12th July.
In order to try and accommodate everybody who wants to attend worship there will be two opportunities to attend a service on Sundays. Both services will take place at St Mary’s Church as follows:
09.00 Said Eucharist. Book of Common Prayer.
11.00 Said Eucharist. Common Worship. (This service will also be live streamed via Facebook)

The church will open 15 minutes before each service. In order to maintain social distancing numbers are
quite restricted (we have calculated approximately 30 people at present in St Mary’s) therefore you will
need to register to attend prior to the service. You can do this by email to office@goringbyseaparish.org
or if you do not have e-mail by telephoning the Parish Office 01903 709163. You will receive confirmation
that you are registered for the service. If a service reaches capacity we will send an e-mail to all on this
mailing list.

For tracking and tracing purposes the government guidance asks that we hold a register
of names (for 21 days) of everyone who attends each service. Please do not just turn up for a service,
as we may have to ask you to go home if we have reached capacity. Please think carefully about
whether or not to attend if you are vulnerable or in an at risk group. If you are shielding you should not
attend until the restriction is lifted, this is likely to be on the 1st. August. Please do not attend if you are
unwell, particularly if you have Covid-19 symptoms

 

To access this service via facebook please log in using Facebook. The live-streaming will start 5 minutes before the service. 
https://www.facebook.com/StMaryAndStLaurenceGoringBySea

Oct
7
Wed
Compline (Night Prayer) – Live streamed via Facebook
Oct 7 @ 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Fr Keith will be live-streaming Compline, a short service of night prayer each Wednesday using Facebook. The live-streaming will start 5 minutes before the service. 
https://www.facebook.com/StMaryAndStLaurenceGoringBySea

 

Oct
8
Thu
Thursday Service 9.55am for 10am service – live service on Zoom
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Thursday Morning Prayer is on Zoom, https://www.zoom.us You will be able to join from 9.45am using the following details:  Meeting ID: 955 2642 8233  Password: 386017 or use this link

To join by telephone 0203 481 5237 or 0203 481 5240 or 0203 051 2874

Oct
11
Sun
Said Eucharist BCP at St Mary’s
Oct 11 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Worship will begin again at St. Mary’s church from Sunday 12th July
In order to try and accommodate everybody who wants to attend worship there will be two opportunities to attend a service on Sundays. Both services will take place at St Mary’s Church as follows:
09.00 Said Eucharist. Book of Common Prayer.
11.00 Said Eucharist. Common Worship. (This service will also be live streamed via Facebook)

The church will open 15 minutes before each service. In order to maintain social distancing numbers are
quite restricted (we have calculated approximately 30 people at present in St Mary’s) therefore you will
need to register to attend prior to the service. You can do this by email to office@goringbyseaparish.org
or if you do not have e-mail by telephoning the Parish Office 01903 709163. You will receive confirmation
that you are registered for the service. If a service reaches capacity we will send an e-mail to all on this
mailing list.

For tracking and tracing purposes the government guidance asks that we hold a register
of names (for 21 days) of everyone who attends each service. Please do not just turn up for a service,
as we may have to ask you to go home if we have reached capacity. Please think carefully about
whether or not to attend if you are vulnerable or in an at risk group. If you are shielding you should not
attend until the restriction is lifted, this is likely to be on the 1st. August. Please do not attend if you are
unwell, particularly if you have Covid-19 symptoms.

Face coverings in church

Please remember that face coverings are now required (from today 8th August) when you attend worship. We do have a few in both churches in case anyone forgets whilst we get used to this new requirement. For full CofE guidance … Read more


New to Church? Want to know more?


Have you joined our on-line congregation, but are new to “Church”, during the lock-down? Are you unsure of what happens in Church? Do you want to know more? Would you like to find the “Way In”? Then, a new, short … Read more



Goring Parish News

 

With all of the latest news and forthcoming events, be sure to read the latest issue...

Our Church Services - please note that currently we are holding two services each Sunday at 9am and 11am only at St Mary's

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

 

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.