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
20
Sun
Evensong (St. Mary’s)
May 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
May
23
Wed
Celtic Communion (St. Mary’s)
May 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.

May
24
Thu
Holy Communion (Thursdays at St. Mary’s)
May 24 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

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

Coffee Time (St.Mary’s)
May 24 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am
May
27
Sun
Holy Communion (Early Service at St. Mary’s)
May 27 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Sunday Service (Sung Eucharist at St. Mary’s)
May 27 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Sunday Service (Sung Eucharist at St. Mary's)

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.

Family Fun (St. Laurence’s)
May 27 @ 10:15 am – 11:00 am

Fun, friendship and fellowship in the hall

 

Coffee for adults

 

Activities for children

 

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Family Service (St. Laurences)
May 27 @ 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)
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.

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 20th, 2018 at 12:01am

Traidcraft Stall will be open again on 27th May, after the 9.30 a.m. service. ​​​​​​​​​​​Janice Lelliott

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

The red flowers on display this week have been donated in memory of Peter Nichols, a son who was loved dearly and is always missed.

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.

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 13th, 2018 at 12:01am

Notices
Christian Aid Week 13th to 19th May
Many thanks in anticipation of your continuing support during this important week for Christian Aid. There will be a collecting box at the back of the church for envelopes and spares in case you don't receive one through your door and would like to donate.
There will be a service in the Goring URC Church, Barrington Road at 3pm on 13th May to which all are welcome. The speaker will be Mark Johnson the area representative for Christian Aid. Di & David Burt

Traidcraft Stall will be open this morning, 13th May, and again on 27th May, both after the 9.30 a.m. service. Janice Lelliott

Thy Kingdom Come Bishop Richard is undertaking a pilgrimage from the far east of the Diocese to Chichester and will pass through our parish on the morning of Thursday 17 May on his way, walking from St Matthew’s Worthing to Yapton. He will stop at St Mary’s for a few minutes at around 11am. We should be prepared to offer refreshments during his short stop.
Some of us will walk with him from St John The Divine at about 10.15, escort him through the parish and on to St Andrew’s, Ferring. As he is walking from Worthing to Yapton that day it will be a case of “best foot forward”. Do join us either in St Mary’s or for some of the walk. We may be joined by some good folk from Ferring for the second half. Please let Lucinda know if you intend to walk. Ian

Join a Global wave of prayer 10th - 19th May.
A prayer space for daily use will be in St. Mary's with a formal 'Prayer and Reflection' at 7pm - 7.30pm. The space will close each day afterwards. All welcome.

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 Laurence's Fellowship meet in Church Friday 18th May 2.30pm. Jill Osborn will be giving us a flower arranging demonstration for Spring.

Unlocking and Locking St Mary’s
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.

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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...

After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.