Worship in our churches

Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter: click here for details of our worship


Regular 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. 

4pm (third Sunday of each month) FeasT@4 (for 9-14 year olds) in St Mary'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:

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

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 of our services please see 'Our Worship'

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.

Both St Mary's and St Laurence's churches are 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.

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 newsletters:

Latest Weekly Newsletter

March 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?

Thursday Eucharist (CW) 10am – St Laurence’s
Mar 30 @ 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.

Said Eucharist (BCP) 8am – St Mary’s
Apr 2 @ 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.

Palm Sunday Procession followed by All Age Worship – St Mary’s
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Palm Sunday Procession followed by All Age Worship in St Mary’s Church.  All welcome.

Eucharist (BCP) 10am – St Mary’s
Apr 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Monday of Holy Week.  Holy Eucharist at St Mary’s.  All welcome.

Compline 7.45pm – St Mary’s
Apr 4 @ 7:45 pm – 8:15 pm

Tuesday of Holy Week.  Compline at St Mary’s.  All welcome.


Eucharist (CW) 6.30pm – St Laurence’s
Apr 5 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Wednesday of Holy Week.  Holy Eucharist at Laurence’s.  All welcome.


Eucharist with Foot Washing followed by Vigil – St Mary’s
Apr 6 @ 7:45 pm – 8:45 pm

Maundy Thursday.  Holy Eucharist at St Mary’s with foot washing followed by Vigil .  All welcome.

Stations of the Cross 10am – St Laurence’s
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Good Friday. Stations of the Cross at St Laurence’s.  All welcome.

Good Friday Liturgy 2pm – St Mary’s
Apr 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Good Friday Liturgy at St Mary’s.  All welcome.


Parish Prayers 9am – St Mary’s
Apr 8 @ 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.

Easter and Holy Week

Join us for worship on Palm Sunday, through Holy Week and at Easter, click here for detailsRead more

Lent Groups

It is not too late to join a Lent Group. There is a new group meeting in the Feibusch Room, at St Mary’s Church on a Wednesday afternoon at 2.30pm. Please let Janice Lelliott know if you would like to … Read more