Hello and welcome

St. Mary's Church

Welcome to the Parish of Goring-by-Sea, Worthing, West Sussex.

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

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.

What's on?

Armistice Centenary Exhibition
Nov 12 – Nov 23 all-day
Armistice Centenary Exhibition
Nov 13 – Nov 24 all-day
Armistice Centenary Exhibition
Nov 14 – Nov 25 all-day
Armistice Centenary Exhibition
Nov 15 – Nov 26 all-day
Armistice Centenary Exhibition
Nov 16 – Nov 27 all-day
Armistice Centenary Exhibition
Nov 17 – Nov 28 all-day
Armistice Centenary Exhibition
Nov 18 – Nov 29 all-day
Celtic Communion (St. Mary’s)
Nov 21 @ 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.

Holy Communion (Thursdays at St. Mary’s)
Nov 22 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

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

Coffee Time (St.Mary’s)
Nov 22 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am

What we're doing...

Armistice Centenary Exhibition

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Appointment of New Incumbent

It was announced on 14th October that The Reverend Keith Littlejohn, currently Priest-in-Charge of Bolney & Cowfold, has been appointed as our new Vicar.  We are delighted to hear this and look forward to welcoming Keith and his wife Laura … Continued

Goring Parish News

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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, November 18th, 2018 at 12:01am


If you or someone you know came to the Memorial service on 4th Nov. and would like a copy of Father Roger's excellent address please contact the parish office as it is being typed up.

The venue for the Shawl Ministry Meeting on Wednesday, 21st November will be at Barbara’s at 2.30 pm. (Guaranteed a poppy-free zone).
Please note that there will be no meeting in December.

St Mary’s Social Circle – our next meeting is on 22nd November at 7.30.p.m. in the Church Hall, when we shall welcome back Yvonne Newnham demonstrating gift wrapping. All ladies welcome. Members £1, non-members £2. (incl. refreshments).
Janice Lelliott (Secretary)

The Social Activities committee is very sorry to say that we have had to cancel the Wine Tasting Evening on Saturday 24th November. Unfortunately we have not been able to sell enough tickets.

Our next event is the Christmas Concert on Saturday December 15th. More details next week.

Traidcraft Stall will be opening on the following Sundays:
25th November, 9th December, 16th December.

The funeral of Bettie Hathaway (who used to be a regular at 8am communion) will take place Monday 3rd December in Ian Hart's Chapel. If you are planning to attend please phone Jenny Hathaway 01903 504312 so that she will know numbers for catering.

Sharon Wilcox (CMS link): - Please pray that her visa will come through successfully at the moment there is a 70 day wait rather that 10-12 days.

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 SussexSaturday, November 17th, 2018 at 10:58pm

Thank you friends old and new for joining us for the games afternoon today. We really enjoyed meeting you all. Following your feedback we plan to make this a regular monthly event from January 2019.

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...

Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor.