Hello and welcome
Welcome to the Parish of Goring-by-Sea, Worthing, West Sussex.
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
Sadly, following the Government's instruction on 23rd March, St Mary and St Laurence churches will be closed until further notice. This does not mean that the Church has shut up shop! We will keep in contact through newsletters, live streaming, Facebook, and other means
Tune in for our services each week on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays:
Sundays 10am (and 11am on the first Sunday of each month)
Sunday services are 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
On the first Sunday of each month there will be a Family Service/All age Worship with animation and contributions from members of our congregations. This service is recorded and is available anytime from 10am on each first Sunday. There will also be a live-streamed Eucharist at 11am on these Sundays.
Tuesday services are 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 join by telephone 0203 481 5237 or 0203 481 5240 or 0203 051 2874
Please note live-streaming will start 10 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
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:
Pastoral letters from Your Vicar
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
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.
Join us for a recorded edition of our All Age Family Worship. You will be able to experience this any time from 10am on Sunday 3rd May.
Whilst we can not meet in churches Fr Keith will be live-streaming a service each Sunday using Facebook. The streaming will start 10 minutes before the service.
This Sunday 3rd May we have two services. The All Age Worship at 10am and Eucharist Common Worship at 11am.
Join us for Sunday Worship each week. Whilst we can not meet in churches Fr Keith will be live-streaming a service each Sunday using Facebook. The live-streaming will start 10 minutes before the service.
Very sadly the coronavirus has totally disrupted the week’s planned events and door-to-door collections but regardless the people who CA support need our donations. Please use this link to view a short film from Christian Aid and see more information.… Read more
The Revd Ruth Bushyager, currently Vicar of St Paul’s, Dorking in the Diocese of Guildford will serve as Bishop of Horsham.
The Revd William Hazlewood, currently Vicar of the United Benefice of Dartmouth and Dittisham in the Diocese of Exeter … Read more
Goring Parish News
With all of the latest news and forthcoming events, be sure to read the latest issue...
Our Church Services -please note all services are suspended until further notice
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
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