Hello and welcome

St. Mary's Church

Welcome to the Parish of Goring-by-Sea, Worthing, West Sussex.

We are having to adapt how we do things due to Covid-19 but our church is open, active and growing.

We are delighted to be able to offer worship opportunities on-line whilst we are unable to have services in church.

Please see below for up-to-date details.

St Mary's church is open for personal prayer each day from 10am to 2pm.

We would love to meet you..

 

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 are Christ-centred, growing in faith, love and service.

Our Worship

Following the government's announcement, we shall be offering on-line worship whilst we are unable to meet in our churches throughout lockdown.

Our streamed services via Facebook and Zoom:

Sundays 10am 

Our Sunday Eucharist will be live-streamed from St Mary's 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

Tuesdays 8pm 

Compline (Night Prayer) will be 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

Wednesdays 10am 

Morning Prayer is on Zoom, https://www.zoom.us You will be able to join from 9.45am using the following details:  Meeting ID: 955 2642 8233  Password: 386017 or use this link

To join by telephone 0203 481 5237 or 0203 481 5240 or 0203 051 2874

Fridays 8pm 

Compline (Night Prayer) will be 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

Please note live-streaming will start 5 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

If you know of anyone who does not have access to the internet please pass on details of the The Church of England's Daily Hope Line. They can dial in on a phone on 0800 804 8044.  They are also able to join the Thursday services by telephone as detailed above.

 

Weekly Newsletters

 

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 our latest Parish newsletter:

19.11.20

12.11.20

05.11.20

30.10.20

Previous Parish newsletters and Pastoral letters issued during lockdown can be viewed by clicking on this link

 

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?


Nov
26
Thu
Fr Neill’s coffee time 10am on Zoom
Nov 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Pour yourself a cuppa, get comfy and chat and catch up with friends old and new.  This event comes to you on Zoom, https://www.zoom.us 

Meeting ID: 949 5590 0058
Passcode: 847352

 

Nov
27
Fri
Compline (Night Prayer) – streamed via Facebook 7.55pm for 8pm service
Nov 27 @ 11:35 am – 12:35 pm

Fr Keith and Fr Neill will be live-streaming Compline, a short service of night prayer each Tuesday and Friday using Facebook. The live-streaming will start 5 minutes before the service. 
https://www.facebook.com/StMaryAndStLaurenceGoringBySea

You can download the order of service from  the worship and resources page on the Church of England’s website

Nov
29
Sun
Sunday Eucharist – live streamed via Facebook 9.55am for 10am service
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for Sunday Worship each week. Whilst we can not meet in churches Fr Keith and Fr Neill will be live-streaming a service each Sunday from St Mary’s using Facebook. The live-streaming will start 5 minutes before the service. 
https://www.facebook.com/StMaryAndStLaurenceGoringBySea/

You can download the order of service from  the worship and resources page on the Church of England’s website

Dec
1
Tue
Compline (Night Prayer) – streamed via Facebook 7.55pm for 8pm service
Dec 1 @ 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Fr Keith and Fr Neill will be live-streaming Compline, a short service of night prayer each Tuesday and Friday using Facebook. The live-streaming will start 5 minutes before the service. 
https://www.facebook.com/StMaryAndStLaurenceGoringBySea

You can download the order of service from  the worship and resources page on the Church of England’s website

Dec
2
Wed
Wednesday Service 9.55am for 10am service – live service on Zoom
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Wednesday Morning Prayer is on Zoom, https://www.zoom.us You will be able to join from 9.45am using the following details:  Meeting ID: 955 2642 8233  Password: 386017 or use this link

To join by telephone 0203 481 5237 or 0203 481 5240 or 0203 051 2874

You can download the order of service from  the worship and resources page on the Church of England’s website

 

Dec
3
Thu
Fr Neill’s coffee time 10am on Zoom
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Pour yourself a cuppa, get comfy and chat and catch up with friends old and new.  This event comes to you on Zoom, https://www.zoom.us 

Meeting ID: 949 5590 0058
Passcode: 847352

 

Dec
4
Fri
Compline (Night Prayer) – streamed via Facebook 7.55pm for 8pm service
Dec 4 @ 11:35 am – 12:35 pm

Fr Keith and Fr Neill will be live-streaming Compline, a short service of night prayer each Tuesday and Friday using Facebook. The live-streaming will start 5 minutes before the service. 
https://www.facebook.com/StMaryAndStLaurenceGoringBySea

You can download the order of service from  the worship and resources page on the Church of England’s website

Dec
6
Sun
Said Eucharist (Common Worship) at St Mary’s 9am
Dec 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

On the first Sunday of each month there will be two opportunities to attend a service. Both services will take place at St Mary’s Church as follows:
09.00 Said Eucharist. Common Worship.
10.30 All Age Worship. (This service will also be live streamed via Facebook)

The church will open 15 minutes before each service. In order to maintain social distancing numbers are
quite restricted (we have calculated approximately 30 people at present in St Mary’s) therefore you will
need to register to attend prior to the service. You can do this by email to office@goringbyseaparish.org
or if you do not have e-mail by telephoning the Parish Office 01903 709163. You will receive confirmation
that you are registered for the service.

For tracking and tracing purposes the government guidance asks that we hold a register
of names (for 21 days) of everyone who attends each service. Please do not just turn up for a service,
as we may have to ask you to go home if we have reached capacity. Please think carefully about
whether or not to attend if you are vulnerable or in an at risk group. Please do not attend if you are
unwell, particularly if you have Covid-19 symptoms.

All Age Worship at St Mary’s 10.30am
Dec 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

We were delighted to be able to welcome our children and their families back into church in November. We hope to be able to continue to offer this service on a monthly basis within the present
restrictions. This worship retains many of our usual features, for example craft activities and we will be providing all children with a take
away activity bag. This will include colouring and crafts to do during the service (seated in the pew) and or take
away; and because the children told us they like this about St Mary’s – a biscuit! This shorter service will have music
and the very popular animation cartoon Gospel. Children will also be invited to read and say prayers with their adult
family members. We will continue to adhere to strict social distancing and family bubbles will be invited to Book a
Pew. More details will be given nearer the time, but its not too early to – BOOK YOUR PEW  – please email the parish office

Dec
9
Wed
Wednesday Service 9.55am for 10am service – live service on Zoom
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Wednesday Morning Prayer is on Zoom, https://www.zoom.us You will be able to join from 9.45am using the following details:  Meeting ID: 955 2642 8233  Password: 386017 or use this link

To join by telephone 0203 481 5237 or 0203 481 5240 or 0203 051 2874

You can download the order of service from  the worship and resources page on the Church of England’s website

 

Advent Study Groups on Zoom – Lights for Christ


Starting week commencing 23rd November we are offering groups on Mondays 14.30, Tuesdays 10.30, Wednesdays 19.30, Thursdays 19.30.  To join a group please email Fr. Keith keithdlj@aol.com giving your first and second preference for date and time.

We will be … Read more


Join us for Fr Neill’s coffee time each Thursday


Pour yourself a cuppa, get comfy and join Fr Neill for a catch up and chat with friends old and new. This event is held via Zoom, please see the week’s newsletter for details of how to join.… Read more



Goring Parish News

 

The December 2020 issue of GPN has been postponed due to the current restrictions, as information may go out of date very quickly.  For up-to-date information please see the weekly newsletters.

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

But I, with shouts of grateful praise, will sacrifice to you. What I have vowed I will make good. I will say, ‘Salvation comes from the Lord.’