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

We are having to adapt how we do things due to Covid-19 but our church is active and growing.

We are offering worship opportunities in our churches and on-line.  Please see below for up-to-date details.

St Mary's church is open for personal prayer each day from 10am to 2pm

We are Christ-centred, growing in faith, love and service.

Our Worship

 

 

Worship in our churches from April

Sunday Services will be held in St Mary’s Church, Ilex Way each Sunday (from 11.04.21) please note new times:

8am - Said Eucharist

10am - Said Eucharist except 1st Sunday of each month All Age Worship  (also live-streamed via Facebook).

To view last Sunday's service please use this link

Weekly Services will be held in St Laurence’s Church, Brook Barn Way each Thursday (from 08.04.21)

10am - Said Eucharist

booking is necessary for the above services in church office@goringbyseaparish.org or tel: 01903 709163

 

Additional on-line services will continue via Facebook and Zoom as follows:

Tuesdays 8pm 

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

Wednesday 10am Morning Prayer

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

Fridays 8pm 

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

You can view our services via Facebook even if you do not have a Facebook account  Please use this link

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.

 

 

Weekly Newsletters

 

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:

08.04.21

Newsletter Extra April-May

25.03.21

Holy Week Pastoral Letter from your Vicar

Newsletter Extra dated 18.03.21

please also see an article from Fr Neill about this quarter's mission focus Beachy Head Chaplaincy Team

 

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

 

Prayer Resources

Praying at all times and for all things is the way we are told to live; and the good news is that prayer is real and it works! During this time of great challenge and anxiety we are called to prayer. Download these recommended apps from your preferred app store or click on the link for further information.

Lectio 365 is an easy-to-use way of meditating on the Bible that's been used by Christians for centuries. Each day we read the same passage twice, expectant that God will speak through it into our lives.

Pray As You Go is a daily prayer session, designed to help you pray whenever you find time.

Time to pray is a traditional worship app with everything you need. Follow a simple pattern of day or night prayer that varies according to the season and day of the week. It has guidance on sustaining a pattern of regular prayer.

or access The Church of England's Daily Hope Line on 0800 804 8044

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?


Apr
13
Tue
Compline (Night Prayer) – streamed via Facebook 7.55pm for 8pm service
Apr 13 @ 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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

You can download the order of service from  the worship and resources page on the Church of England’s website

Apr
14
Wed
Wednesday Service 9.55am for 10am service – live service on Zoom
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Wednesday 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

You can download the order of service from  the worship and resources page on the Church of England’s website

 

Apr
15
Thu
Eucharist at St Laurence’s 10am (CW)
Apr 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

From 8th April there will be a weekly Eucharist in St Laurence’s on Thursdays at 10am

Please register for this service via the Parish Office office@goringbyseaparish.org
Tel: 01903 709163

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.

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. Please do not attend if you are
unwell, particularly if you have Covid-19 symptoms.

Parish Coffee Time – on-line
Apr 15 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am

Whilst we are in Tier 4 coffee time will be at 10am each Thursday. 

Pour yourself a cuppa, get comfy and chat and catch up with friends old and new.  This event comes to you on Zoom, https://www.zoom.us 

Meeting ID: 949 5590 0058
Passcode: 847352

 

Apr
16
Fri
Compline (Night Prayer) – streamed via Facebook 7.55pm for 8pm service
Apr 16 @ 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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

You can download the order of service from  the worship and resources page on the Church of England’s website

Apr
18
Sun
Said Eucharist at St Mary’s 8am
Apr 18 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

From 11th April two services will be held in St Mary’s Church, Ilex Way each Sunday 

08:00 Said Eucharist
10:00 Said Eucharist (also live-streamed via Facebook)

Please register for all services in the churches via the Parish Office office@goringbyseaparish.org
Tel: 01903 709163

 

Week

Day

08:00

10:00

1st of month

Sunday

CW

All Age

2nd of month

Sunday

BCP

CW HC

3rd of month

Sunday

CW

All Age HC

4th of month

Sunday

BCP

CW HC

5th of month

Sunday

?

?

 

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.

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. Please do not attend if you are
unwell, particularly if you have Covid-19 symptoms.

Said Eucharist at St Mary’s 10am (this service also will be live streamed on Facebook)
Apr 18 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

From 11th April two services will be held in St Mary’s Church, Ilex Way each Sunday 

08:00 Said Eucharist
10:00 Said Eucharist (also live-streamed via Facebook)

Please register for all services in the churches via the Parish Office office@goringbyseaparish.org
Tel: 01903 709163

 

Week

Day

08:00

10:00

1st of month

Sunday

CW

All Age

2nd of month

Sunday

BCP

CW HC

3rd of month

Sunday

CW

All Age HC

4th of month

Sunday

BCP

CW HC

5th of month

Sunday

?

?

 

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.

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. Please do not attend if you are
unwell, particularly if you have Covid-19 symptoms.

Apr
20
Tue
Compline (Night Prayer) – streamed via Facebook 7.55pm for 8pm service
Apr 20 @ 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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

You can download the order of service from  the worship and resources page on the Church of England’s website

Apr
21
Wed
Wednesday Service 9.55am for 10am service – live service on Zoom
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Wednesday 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

You can download the order of service from  the worship and resources page on the Church of England’s website

 

Apr
22
Thu
Eucharist at St Laurence’s 10am (CW)
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

From 8th April there will be a weekly Eucharist in St Laurence’s on Thursdays at 10am

Please register for this service via the Parish Office office@goringbyseaparish.org
Tel: 01903 709163

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.

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. Please do not attend if you are
unwell, particularly if you have Covid-19 symptoms.

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The December 2020 issue of GPN has been postponed due to the current restrictions, as information may go out of date very quickly.  For up-to-date information please see the weekly newsletters.

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