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?

Holy Communion (St. Mary’s)
Dec 11 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Holy Communion (Thursdays at St. Mary’s)
Dec 12 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

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

Coffee Time (St.Mary’s)
Dec 12 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am
Parish Prayers (St Mary’s)
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am
Games Afternoon – St Laurence’s hall
Dec 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Holy Communion (Early Service at St. Mary’s)
Dec 15 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Parish Breakfast
Dec 15 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Sunday Service (Sung Eucharist at St. Mary’s)
Dec 15 @ 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.

Holy Communion (St. Mary’s)
Dec 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Holy Communion (Thursdays at St. Mary’s)
Dec 19 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

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

No Heating in St Mary’s 16th-17th November

Unfortunately the boiler at St Mary’s Church is broken and can’t be repaired until Monday (the soonest the engineer can get the necessary part).

SUNDAY SERVICES AS NORMAL but PLEASE WEAR EXTRA WARM CLOTHES and please tell those you know.… Read more

Children’s Society Box Opening – Saturday 2nd November

We look forward to welcoming you at the box opening and coffee morning on Saturday 2nd November from 10 to 12 noon in St. Mary’s Church hall.  For more information on the fantastic work The Children’s Society do please see Read more

Goring Parish News


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

On our Facebook...


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


For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.