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:
Sep
24
Sun
Holy Communion (Early Service at St. Mary’s)
Sep 24 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Sunday Service (Sung Eucharist at St. Mary’s)
Sep 24 @ 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 Service (St. Laurences)
Sep 24 @ 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

Harvest Bring and Share Lunch
Sep 24 @ 12:15 pm
Evensong (St. Mary’s)
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sep
25
Mon
Morning Prayer (St. Mary’s)
Sep 25 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am

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

Sep
26
Tue
Morning Prayer (St. Mary’s)
Sep 26 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am

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

Sep
27
Wed
Morning Prayer (St. Mary’s)
Sep 27 @ 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)
Sep 27 @ 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.

Sep
28
Thu
Morning Prayer (St. Mary’s)
Sep 28 @ 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...

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


 


Goring Parish News

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



 

On our Facebook...

Lucinda Cox

Lucinda CoxTuesday, September 19th, 2017 at 5:38pm

National Prayer Weekend Sept.29th-Oct.1st. We have signed up for this! So please get in touch with me if it rings your bell. Promises of time, prayers & ideas are very welcome.

www.national-prayer-weekend.com

Preparation (and cocoa)Tue.19th & Tue.26th @8pm

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, September 18th, 2017 at 12:20pm

Harvest Supper has had to be cancelled due to lack numbers unfortunately.


 

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...

There is no one holy like the Lord; there is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God.