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:
Feb
24
Sat
Lent Course – Group 2
Feb 24 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Feb
25
Sun
Holy Communion (Early Service at St. Mary’s)
Feb 25 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Sunday Service (Sung Eucharist at St. Mary’s)
Feb 25 @ 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.

Family Fun (St. Laurence’s)
Feb 25 @ 10:15 am – 11:00 am

Fun, friendship and fellowship in the hall

 

Coffee for adults

 

Activities for children

 

 misc-craft

Family Service (St. Laurences)
Feb 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Evensong (St. Mary’s)
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Feb
26
Mon
Morning Prayer (St. Mary’s)
Feb 26 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am

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

Lent Course – Group 3
Feb 26 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Feb
27
Tue
Morning Prayer (St. Mary’s)
Feb 27 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am

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

Feb
28
Wed
Morning Prayer (St. Mary’s)
Feb 28 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am

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

What we've been up to...

Candlemas – I AM THE LIGHT


Commemorating the presentation of Jesus at the Temple, Candlemas is based upon the account of the presentation of Jesus in Luke 2:22-40. On Candlemas, many Christians bring candles to their local church, where traditionally they are blessed and then used … Continued


Caribbean Evening


It might have been cold outside but it was ‘Caribbean’ in St Mary’s Church Hall with the fantastic Worthing Steel Band.    


 


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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 SussexFriday, February 23rd, 2018 at 3:52pm

This Sunday 25th February - please join us at St Laurence's for our Family service with Communion at 11am, refreshments and children's activity in the hall beforehand from 10.15.

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 SussexFriday, February 23rd, 2018 at 2:30pm

The lent groups are this week considering how to pray in challenging times. You can join any of the three for as many times as you can, no session relies on another


 

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...

Dear children, keep yourselves from idols.