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.

A Different Sort of Church

Dear Friends,
Rejoice, once again we are able to meet in church. From Sunday 12th July we shall have two services each Sunday in St Mary's: 9am and 11am. We shall also continue our services streamed via facebook and Zoom. See below for details:

Sundays 9am and 11am Eucharist at St Mary's (the 11am service will be live-streamed on facebook)

Numbers are limited to 30 per service so to be assured of your place please email the parish office in advance.

Special measures will be in place in accordance with government, CoE and Diocesan guidelines, please see the newsletter for more details.

The 11am service on Sunday is live-streamed via our facebook page.  If you do not have a facebook account, you can still view the service by logging onto our facebook page. Please use this link

To view last Sunday's service please use this link

First Sunday of each month  - Family Service/All age Worship with animation and contributions from members of our congregations.  This service is recorded and is available on our facebook page anytime from 10am on each first Sunday.

To view this month's All Age Worship please use this link

Third Sunday of each month - The Way In:  a short service for everyone who is interested in learning more about what it means to be a Christian. This service is recorded and is available on our facebook page anytime from 10am on each third Sunday.

Wednesdays 8pm 

Compline (Night Prayer) will be live streamed via our facebook page.  If you do not have a facebook account, you can still view the service by logging onto our facebook page. Please use this link

Thursdays 10am

Thursday 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

Monday 10th August - St Laurence's Day: we shall be holding a said Eucharist in St Laurence's at 7.30pm, please reserve your place by emailing the parish office in advance.

Please note live-streaming will start 5 minutes before the start of each service, giving you time to link in and prepare for the service

There are further opportunities to participate in live worship through the Church of England's website

If you know of anyone who does not have access to the internet please pass on details of the The Church of England's Daily Hope Line. They can dial in on a phone on 0800 804 8044.  They are also able to join the Thursday services by telephone as detailed above.

 

 

 

News and Updates

 

 

We want to keep in touch with you all during this period so we shall be posting regular updates here, please check here regularly for:

 

 

 

Parish newsletters

06.08.20

30.07.20

24.07.20

15.07.20

08.07.20

01.07.20

25.06.20

18.06.20

11.06.20

04.06.20

28.05.20

21.05.20

14.05.20

07.05.20

29.04.20

22.04.20

16.04.20

09.04.20

02.04.20

28.03.20

21.03.20

 

Pastoral letters from Your Vicar

08.07.20 - As Sunday services have resumed in St Mary's there will be no further Pastoral letters.

02.07.20

25.06.20 - there is no pastoral letter this week as Fr Keith has been on leave, he is back on Sunday so tune in for the service at 10am to hear what he has to say this week.

18.06.20

10.06.20

04.06.20

28.05.20

20.05.20

14.05.20

07.05.20

03.05.20

22.04.20

12.04.20

05.04.20

26.03.20

17.03.20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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?


Aug
8
Sat
Parish Prayers (St Mary’s) – cancelled until further notice
Aug 8 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am
Games Afternoon – St Laurence’s hall – cancelled until further notice
Aug 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Aug
9
Sun
Holy Communion (Early Service at St. Mary’s) – suspended until further notice
Aug 9 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Said Eucharist BCP – St Mary’s
Aug 9 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am

Worship will begin again at St. Mary’s church from Sunday 12th July
In order to try and accommodate everybody who wants to attend worship there will be two opportunities to attend a service on Sundays. Both services will take place at St Mary’s Church as follows:
09.00 Said Eucharist. Book of Common Prayer.
11.00 Said Eucharist. Common Worship. (This service will also be live streamed via Facebook)

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. If a service reaches capacity we will send an e-mail to all on this
mailing list.

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. If you are shielding you should not
attend until the restriction is lifted, this is likely to be on the 1st. August. Please do not attend if you are
unwell, particularly if you have Covid-19 symptoms.

Sunday Service (Sung Eucharist at St. Mary’s) – suspended until further notice
Aug 9 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Sunday Service (Sung Eucharist at St. Mary's) - suspended until further notice

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.

Said Eucharist, Common Worship. (This service will also be live streamed via Facebook)
Aug 9 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am

Worship will begin again at St. Mary’s church from Sunday 12th July.
In order to try and accommodate everybody who wants to attend worship there will be two opportunities to attend a service on Sundays. Both services will take place at St Mary’s Church as follows:
09.00 Said Eucharist. Book of Common Prayer.
11.00 Said Eucharist. Common Worship. (This service will also be live streamed via Facebook)

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. If a service reaches capacity we will send an e-mail to all on this
mailing list.

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. If you are shielding you should not
attend until the restriction is lifted, this is likely to be on the 1st. August. Please do not attend if you are
unwell, particularly if you have Covid-19 symptoms

 

To access this service via facebook please log in using Facebook. The live-streaming will start 5 minutes before the service. 
https://www.facebook.com/StMaryAndStLaurenceGoringBySea

Aug
12
Wed
Holy Communion (St. Mary’s) – cancelled until further notice
Aug 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Compline (Night Prayer) – Live streamed via Facebook
Aug 12 @ 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Fr Keith will be live-streaming Compline, a short service of night prayer each Wednesday using Facebook. The live-streaming will start 5 minutes before the service. 
https://www.facebook.com/StMaryAndStLaurenceGoringBySea

 

Aug
13
Thu
Holy Communion (Thursdays at St. Mary’s) – cancelled until further notice
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

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

Coffee Time (St.Mary’s) – cancelled until further notice
Aug 13 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am

New to Church? Want to know more?


Have you joined our on-line congregation, but are new to “Church”, during the lock-down? Are you unsure of what happens in Church? Do you want to know more? Would you like to find the “Way In”? Then, a new, short … Read more


Christian Aid – Covid 19 Appeal


Please make a donation if you can. Online via the website www.christianaid.org.uk emergency appeal. Alternatively please send a cheque (payable to Christian Aid) to David Burt. 15 Fernhurst Drive, Goring BN1 5AU. or Julie Marlow 55 George V Avenue … Read more



Goring Parish News

 

With all of the latest news and forthcoming events, be sure to read the latest issue...

Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior.

Our Church Services - please note that currently we are holding two services each Sunday at 9am and 11am only at St Mary's

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