Father George

Hello and 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 strive to ‘grow a healthy church’ and would love to meet you, so why not come along to one of our services.

You will be made most welcome.

- Father George (Vicar of Goring-by-Sea)

What's on?

Month view:
Dec
16
Sat
Carolathon
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

  

 

CAROLATHON

 

SATURDAY 16TH DECEMBER 2017

 

10:00 – 16:00

 

Continuous  Carols in

St. Mary’s Church & Hall

Goring-by-Sea 

 

 

FEATURING:

 

Goring CE Primary School

West Park CE Primary School

Rosemary & Alison

St Mary’s Church Choir

U3A Inspired Instrumentalists

Music Express

No Hopers and Rogues

Worthing Steel Band

Community Spirit Choir

U3A Recorder Group

Singing for Fun Choir

St Mary’s Music Group

 

Take a break from the Christmas Preparations

 

Come and relax whilst listening to some beautiful music

 

Pop-up cafe for breakfast, coffee, lunch & tea!

Christmas Stalls!

 

In Aid of Worthing Churches Homeless Project & St. Mary’s Church

 

Download the timetable

thumbnail of Carolathon 2017 – Timetable

Download the flyer

Dec
17
Sun
Holy Communion (Early Service at St. Mary’s)
Dec 17 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Sunday Service (Sung Eucharist at St. Mary’s)
Dec 17 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

As always, tea and biscuits will be served after the service where you can get to know your fellow paritioners.

Lessons & Carols at St. Mary’s
Dec 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Dec
18
Mon
Morning Prayer (St. Mary’s)
Dec 18 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am

A said service using traditional wording from the Book of Common Prayer (no sermon)

CTG – Prayer Group at St. Laurence’s Church
Dec 18 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

CHURCHES TOGETHER IN GORING

 

Monday 18th December at 2.30pm

 

Prayer Group at St. Laurence’s Church

Dec
19
Tue
Morning Prayer (St. Mary’s)
Dec 19 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am

A said service using traditional wording from the Book of Common Prayer (no sermon)

Dec
20
Wed
Morning Prayer (St. Mary’s)
Dec 20 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am

A said service using traditional wording from the Book of Common Prayer (no sermon)

Celtic Communion (St. Mary’s)
Dec 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.

Dec
21
Thu
Morning Prayer (St. Mary’s)
Dec 21 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am

A said service using traditional wording from the Book of Common Prayer (no sermon)

What we've been up to...

Caribbean Evening


It might have been cold outside but it was ‘Caribbean’ in St Mary’s Church Hall with the fantastic Worthing Steel Band.    


Year of Prayer 2018 to be launched Advent Sunday


Diocesan Year of Prayer

Advent Sunday this year will mark the beginning of the ‘Year of Prayer’, a Diocesan initiative to help us develop and deepen the life of prayer and spirituality within the Diocese. The Year of Prayer places particular emphasis on building … Continued


 


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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 SussexWednesday, December 13th, 2017 at 10:33am

St Mary's Crib Service. Sunday 24th December 15:00.
Wanted - Adults or teenagers to help with the play. Please contact me if you would like to help us. Pam

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 SussexWednesday, December 13th, 2017 at 9:00am

Sat.23rd: if you would like to help create the Christmas flower display please contact Lucinda.
Or if you would like to donate towards the cost please let us know.


 

Getting Married?

Wedding Day

 

We love weddings and are proud to perform wedding ceremonies throughout the year.

We know that marriage is an exciting and busy time and our highly experienced team will help make your special day a success.

Christian marriage is both a religious and family celebration and everyone has the right to be married in the parish where they live or regularly attend worship.

If you are considering a wedding or blessing in our parish, please visit here...

In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.