Hello and welcome

St. Mary's Church

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 would love to meet you.

You will be made most welcome.

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

What's on?


May
25
Sat
Parish Prayers (St Mary’s)
May 25 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am
May
26
Sun
Holy Communion (Early Service at St. Mary’s)
May 26 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Sunday Service (Sung Eucharist at St. Mary’s)
May 26 @ 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)
May 26 @ 10:15 am – 11:00 am

Fun, friendship and fellowship in the hall

 

Coffee for adults

 

Activities for children

 

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Family Service (St. Laurence’s)
May 26 @ 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

May
29
Wed
Holy Communion (St. Mary’s)
May 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
May
30
Thu
Holy Communion (Thursdays at St. Mary’s)
May 30 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

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

Coffee Time (St.Mary’s)
May 30 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am
Jun
1
Sat
Parish Prayers (St Mary’s)
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am
Jun
2
Sun
Holy Communion (Early Service at St. Mary’s)
Jun 2 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Jazz Picnic


On Saturday, 8th June in the Molson Garden 6:30 pm for 7:00 pm start.  Tickets cost £10.  Please bring your own picnic and chairs. Contact the parish office for tickets.Read more


Christian Aid Week


Christian Aid Week 12th to 18th May

There will be various events in the parish:

The Reverend Nancy Ford (Chair of CA Committee Worthing) will speak at St Mary’s 9.30 am service on Sunday, 12th May when there will be … Read more



Goring Parish News

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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 SussexMonday, May 20th, 2019 at 9:34pm

Great News the Christian Aid Big Brekkie held at St Mary's yesterday raised £491.50. Well done everyone.

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 SussexSunday, May 19th, 2019 at 2:49pm

The Banners are up! Get your tickets and pray for a fine summer's evening!

Our Church Services

Sunday Services

St Mary's:

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

St Laurence's:

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

 

My mouth is filled with your praise, declaring your splendor all day long.

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. Our full policies and procedures are available for all to see, please click on the link below or contact us. Regular training on safeguarding matters is provided and relevant DBS checks are undertaken as required. If you have any concerns about the welfare of someone, whatever age or are concerned about anything that happens within our Churches, please contact our Safeguarding Officer: Alison Evans on 01903 503905 or email alison.evansm3195064@hotmail.co.uk

Alternatively you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor: Colin Perkins on 01273 425792 / 07500 771210

​Please click here to view our safeguarding policy.

Other Useful Contacts

Childline: 0800 001 111                           Kidscape: 020 7730 3300                       Adults: Care Point: 01243 642121

The Diocesan website contains more information:

www.chichester.anglican.org

​If you think an Adult of Child is in immediate danger, call the police on 999