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

Our church is active and growing.  We offer 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 every day: Monday to Saturday 10.00am to 4.00pm and Sunday 12.00noon to 4.00pm.

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

Worship in our churches

 

 

 

Sunday Services:

8am - Said Eucharist (BCP) in St Mary's Church

10am - Sung Eucharist except 1st Sunday of each month All Age Worship in St Mary's Church (this service is also live-streamed via Facebook each week).

11am (last Sunday of each month) Eucharist in St Laurence's Church. 

6pm (second Sunday of each month) ‘Second at Six’ in St Mary’s Church. Informal worship with hymns old and new 

6pm (fourth Sunday of each month) Evensong in St Mary's Church 

Weekday Services are held:

10am Tuesdays - Said Eucharist (BCP) in St Mary's Church 

10am Wednesdays - Morning Prayer via Zoom

10am Thursdays - Said Eucharist (CW) in St Laurence's Church

9am (second Saturday of each month) Parish Prayers in St Mary's Church

For further details please see 'Our Worship'

Parish Newsletters

Keeping in touch and supplying up-to-date information is key to our parish, please check here for our weekly newsletters and monthly Extra updates:

Latest Weekly Newsletter

Monthly Newsletter Extra

 

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?


Nov
30
Tue
Tuesday Eucharist (BCP) 10am – St Mary’s
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Weekday Eucaharist service in St Mary’s

No need to book or reserve a place, please come along.

Dec
1
Wed
Wednesday Service 10am – live service on Zoom
Dec 1 @ 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

 

Dec
2
Thu
Thursday Eucharist (CW) 10am – St Laurence’s
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

A weekday Eucharist is held in St Laurence’s church each Thursday at 10am.

You do not need to book or reserve your place, please come along and join us.

Dec
5
Sun
Said Eucharist (BCP) 8am – St Mary’s
Dec 5 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Said Eucharist (BCP) is held each Sunday in St Mary’s at 8am.

You do not need to book or reserve your place, please join us.

All Age Worship 10am – St Mary’s
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
All Age Worship 10am - St Mary's

The service on 1st August will take place outside in the Molson Garden.

 

We look forward to welcoming our families back in to church.

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.

 

Dec
7
Tue
Tuesday Eucharist (BCP) 10am – St Mary’s
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Weekday Eucaharist service in St Mary’s

No need to book or reserve a place, please come along.

Dec
8
Wed
Wednesday Service 10am – live service on Zoom
Dec 8 @ 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

 

Dec
9
Thu
Thursday Eucharist (CW) 10am – St Laurence’s
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

A weekday Eucharist is held in St Laurence’s church each Thursday at 10am.

You do not need to book or reserve your place, please come along and join us.

Dec
11
Sat
Parish Prayers 9am – St Mary’s
Dec 11 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am

Parish prayers are offered in St Mary’s on the second Saturday of each month. No need to book or reserve a place, please come along.

Games Afternoon – St Laurence’s Hall
Dec 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please join us to play board games, have a cuppa and catch up with friends old and new.

Every month of the 2nd Saturday from 2pm to 4pm.

No need to book just come along, bring your favourite games if you would like to.

Parish Social Circle – 25th November


Our November meeting takes place on Thursday 25th in St Mary’s Church Hall, starting at 7.00 p.m. which will be a fun creative evening with Lucinda Cox.

This meeting is open to all ladies of the Parish, with refreshments and … Read more


Embrace the Middle East – December 12th


Our mission focus for this quarter is Embrace the Middle East.
Copies of their magazine and Christmas catalogue are now available.
At the Second at Six evening service in December (December 12th) there will be a focus on the Middle … Read more