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.

What's on?


Mar
20
Wed
Celtic Communion (St. Mary’s)
Mar 20 @ 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.

Mar
21
Thu
Holy Communion (Thursdays at St. Mary’s)
Mar 21 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

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

Coffee Time (St.Mary’s)
Mar 21 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am
Mar
24
Sun
Holy Communion (Early Service at St. Mary’s)
Mar 24 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Sunday Service (Sung Eucharist at St. Mary’s)
Mar 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.

APCM
Mar 24 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Evensong (St Mary’s)
Mar 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Mar
27
Wed
Celtic Communion (St. Mary’s)
Mar 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.

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

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

Coffee Time (St.Mary’s)
Mar 28 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am

Lent Resources


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Lent Study Groups


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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, March 17th, 2019 at 12:03am

Notices

The Parish Office has moved to its new home beside St. Mary’s Hall. Access to the new office will be via the Bible Garden.
The telephone number for the Parish Office is 01903-709163.
Father Keith also has a new telephone number at the Vicarage.
His telephone no at the Vicarage is 01903 520717.
The old number for the Office and Vicarage is no longer in use.

The APCM will be held on the 24th, March at 10.45a.m. following the 9.30a.m. Eucharist.
Nomination forms for Churchwardens and PCC members can be found at the back of both churches.
Please think and pray about these vacancies and whether this is something for you or someone you would like to nominate.
Please speak to Ian or Gill if you would like more information.

The Annunciation of our Lord to the Blessed Virgin Mary
There will be a celebration of the Eucharist on Monday, 25th March at 7.30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church. All are welcome.

For Sale - Church Pews.
We still have a couple of pews for sale approx. 1.5 m. long. We are open to offers. Please see or contact Ian Hill if you are interested. (07711 696641).

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 SussexFriday, March 15th, 2019 at 2:42pm

Bacon Sunday this Sunday at St Mary's. Join us for breakfast in St Mary's Church Hall from 8:15 until 9:00

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       Celtic Communion            6.30 pm

Thursday          Holy Communion              10.00 am

Saturday          Parish Prayers                   9.00 am

 

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.