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 would love to meet you.

You will be made most welcome.

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

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?


Oct
23
Wed
Holy Communion (St. Mary’s)
Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Oct
24
Thu
Holy Communion (Thursdays at St. Mary’s)
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

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

Coffee Time (St.Mary’s)
Oct 24 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am
Oct
26
Sat
Parish Prayers (St Mary’s)
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am
Oct
27
Sun
Holy Communion (Early Service at St. Mary’s)
Oct 27 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Sunday Service (Sung Eucharist at St. Mary’s)
Oct 27 @ 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 parishioners 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 parishioners.

Family Fun (St. Laurence’s)
Oct 27 @ 10:15 am – 11:00 am

Fun, friendship and fellowship in the hall

 

Coffee for adults

 

Activities for children

 

 misc-craft

Family Service (St. Laurence’s)
Oct 27 @ 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

Oct
30
Wed
Holy Communion (St. Mary’s)
Oct 30 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Oct
31
Thu
Holy Communion (Thursdays at St. Mary’s)
Oct 31 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

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

Harvest Thanksgiving at St Mary’s – Sunday 20th October at 09.30


We are collecting donations of non-perishable food for Family Support Work, please bring what you can, they would especially welcome: tinned meat and vegetables, biscuits, snack bars, cooking sauces, coffee & hot chocolate (they have good supplies of  baked Read more


2020 VISION – Planning for Your Parish


Thank you all very much for your inputs.  The Visioning Day on 5th October was a great success.  We are now reviewing all the inputs received.  Watch this space for updates.

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Our Church Services

Sunday Services

St Mary's:

Holy Communion            8.00 am

Sung Family Eucharist       9.30 am

On the first Sunday of every month, the Family Eucharist is preceded by coffee and activities for children from 9.30am with the Service starting at 10.00 am.

Evensong                           6.00 pm

St Laurence's:

On the last Sunday of every month, there is Family Service with Communion at 11.00 am, preceded by coffee and children's activities in the hall from 10.15am

 

Weekly services - all at St Mary's

Wednesday       Holy Communion            6.30 pm

Thursday          Holy Communion              10.00 am

Saturday          Parish Prayers                   9.00 am

 

The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?