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:
Morning Prayer (St. Mary’s)
Oct 24 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am

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

Morning Prayer (St. Mary’s)
Oct 25 @ 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)
Oct 25 @ 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.

Morning Prayer (St. Mary’s)
Oct 26 @ 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)
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

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

Coffee Time (St.Mary’s)
Oct 26 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am
Holy Communion (Early Service at St. Mary’s)
Oct 29 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Sunday Service (Sung Eucharist at St. Mary’s)
Oct 29 @ 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.

Family Fun (St. Laurence’s)
Oct 29 @ 10:15 am – 11:00 am

Fun, friendship and fellowship in the hall


Coffee for adults


Activities for children



Family Service (St. Laurences)
Oct 29 @ 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've been up to...

Teddy Bears’ Picnic

This August the theme of our family service was “Teddy Bears’ Picnic”   The weather was kind and we held the service in the Molson Garden   Singing and music during the service was followed by a picnic and socialising … Continued

Jazz Mass

We held a very special “Jazz Mass” on Sunday the 23rd.   The St. Mary’s music group performed a variety of jazz and “jazzified” pieces during the service.   The congregation packed the church with truly wonderful worship.     … Continued


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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.

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