Hello and welcome

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.

You will be made most welcome.

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

What's on?

Morning Prayer (St. Mary’s)
Mar 22 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am

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

Holy Communion (Thursdays at St. Mary’s)
Mar 22 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

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

Coffee Time (St.Mary’s)
Mar 22 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am
Lent Course – Group 1
Mar 22 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Lent Course – Group 2
Mar 24 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Holy Communion (Early Service at St. Mary’s)
Mar 25 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Palm Sunday – March with the Samba Band – Walk of Witness
Mar 25 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am

Palm Sunday – Walk of Witness


The fantastic Samba band joins us again!


Meet at West Park School – 9am

(Marlborough Rd, Worthing, BN12 4HD)


Wake up Goring as we march to St. Mary’s!


Palm Sunday commemorates Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, the joyous start to Holy Week


Everybody us welcome to join us for the march


Activities for children will be available in the church hall during the service





Sunday Service (Sung Eucharist at St. Mary’s)
Mar 25 @ 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.

Family Fun (St. Laurence’s)
Mar 25 @ 10:15 am – 11:00 am

Fun, friendship and fellowship in the hall


Coffee for adults


Activities for children



Family Service (St. Laurences)
Mar 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Our services are easy to follow, relaxed and suitable for all ages


We welcome children and have a range of toys and books
available for them at the back of the church


Guides, Brownies and Rainbows participate in the services on parade Sundays


Please come along, you will be made very welcome


Join us in the hall for a cuppa and chat before the service


Transport a problem? We’ll arrange to pick you up.

Coming on your own? We’ll arrange for a ‘church-buddy’ to meet you on arrival and guide you through the service and introduce you to others.

Not sure about the kids? They are welcome! Activities will be available for them during coffee time, plus our Rainbows, Brownies and Guides will be there too.


To arrange lifts, a church-buddy or for more information please contact:

Geoff 01903 240540, Ruth 07860 641915, Angela 07980 152855 or Julie 01903 249685

What we're doing...

Updates on our Giving

Every year the Parish supports a number of Christian organisations through donation, prayer and focus. We have recently received updates from two of our charities, these can be read below.   For information about our giving please visit our Giving … Continued

Father George Sings

In March, on Saturday, 17th , at 7:30pm in Arundel Cathedral, our very own Father George is singing as a member of Angmering Chorale, as they perform Handel’s masterpiece, “The Messiah”, with full orchestra, “Sinfonia of Arun”. Tickets are £15 … Continued

Goring Parish News

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St Mary's and St Laurence's Churches, Parish of Goring-by-Sea, West Sussex

A page about the two churches of the parish of Goring-by-Sea, West Sussex: St Mary's and St Laurence's.

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...

You know that I have not hesitated to preach anything that would be helpful to you but have taught you publicly and from house to house.