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

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

Celtic Communion (St. Mary’s)
Jun 28 @ 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
29
Thu
Morning Prayer (St. Mary’s)
Jun 29 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am

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

Holy Communion (Thursdays at St. Mary’s)
Jun 29 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

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

Coffee Time (St.Mary’s)
Jun 29 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am
Jul
2
Sun
Holy Communion (Early Service at St. Mary’s)
Jul 2 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Family Service (Sung Eucharist at St. Mary’s)
Jul 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Fun service, lively music, and a loving friendly welcome for everyone. As always, tea and biscuits will be served after the service where you can get to know your fellow paritioners.

Evensong (St. Mary’s)
Jul 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Jul
3
Mon
Morning Prayer (St. Mary’s)
Jul 3 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am

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

Jul
4
Tue
Morning Prayer (St. Mary’s)
Jul 4 @ 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...

Sylvia Jarrett, BEM

Sylvia Jarrett, a long standing member of our congregation has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list, for her tireless charity and local community work, raising awareness and much needed funds for her many … Continued


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Burns’ Night 2017

Burns Night is a celebration of the life and poetry of the Scottish poet Robert Burns, his birthday was the 25th of January and this year we celebrated the occasion in style. The venue is St. Mary’s Church Hall, if … Continued


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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, June 25th, 2017 at 6:52pm

St Laurence's family parade service this Sunday 25th June at 11am. Giving thanks for our schools and with a dramatisation of the parable of the lost sheep by the Brownies and Rainbows. Refreshments and children's activity in the hall from 10.15.
Please come along, you'll be made very welcome.

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 25th, 2017 at 6:05pm

This morning Father George celebrated 40 years in the priesthood, toasting the occasion with prosecco and cake!


 

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...

For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.