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?


Jun
24
Sun
Holy Communion (Early Service at St. Mary’s)
Jun 24 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Sunday Service (Sung Eucharist at St. Mary’s)
Jun 24 @ 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)
Jun 24 @ 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)
Jun 24 @ 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)
Jun 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Jun
27
Wed
Celtic Communion (St. Mary’s)
Jun 27 @ 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.

Jun
28
Thu
Holy Communion (Thursdays at St. Mary’s)
Jun 28 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

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

Coffee Time (St.Mary’s)
Jun 28 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am
Jul
1
Sun
Holy Communion (Early Service at St. Mary’s)
Jul 1 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Family Service (Sung Eucharist at St. Mary’s)
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Family Service (Sung Eucharist at St. Mary's)

Our family services are fun!

 

Lively music and a loving, friendly welcome for everyone

 

Children of all ages are welcome and they can make as much, or as little noise as they like!

 

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.

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 SussexMonday, June 18th, 2018 at 7:52pm

Fabulous afternoon with FSW yesterday serving tea and home made cakes in aid of supporting local families. Great to see some of our congregation too.

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, June 17th, 2018 at 12:05am

Notices
Privacy Policy
Your Electoral Roll details are kept securely on the Parish Office Computer, are password protected and not shared apart from the Diocese.
However if you wish to continue receiving the GPN by e-mail and other communications regarding events at the church you will need to complete a consent form. You will find these at the back of the church together with our Privacy Policy. Please hand these to one of the churchwardens, ie Ian, Gill or Ruth to be kept in the Parish Office..

Prayer Shawl Ministry meeting Wednesday 20 June 2.30pm at 24 Mulberry Court, Goring Road.

Our Pimms and Hymns service will be in the Molson Garden on Sunday 24th June at 4.30pm. Refreshments will be served to go with the Pimms. There will be no charge for the event. If you will be joining us for this event please sign the list at the back of the Church. There are also forms at the back of the church for you to nominate your favourite hymn to be sung during the afternoon.

Does anyone have two largish net curtains to spare for the vicarage windows? If you can help please see Church Wardens.

Open Garden - Jennie & Trevor Rollings have an Open Garden at their home - Chanel View, Brook Barn Way this Saturday and Sunday, 16th and 17th June .
There is a tea and cake table run by the Chichester Diocesan Association for Family Support Work and Ruth has been asked if our churches could possibly supply any cakes (although this may not be possible now as it is today) but do go along to see the garden and support them.

Prayers for the sick. Names are now printed, for a short period in the Pew Sheet. We are trying to keep this to those with urgent requests.
Parish Prayers. For various reasons numbers have declined. Are you interested in regularly praying for the Parish, but can't manage 9am Sat. If so please let Alison Evans have your suggestions for other times. Messages can be left in the office.

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...

These are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.