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.

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?


Aug
21
Wed
Holy Communion (St. Mary’s)
Aug 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Aug
22
Thu
Holy Communion (Thursdays at St. Mary’s)
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

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

Coffee Time (St.Mary’s)
Aug 22 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am
Aug
24
Sat
Parish Prayers (St Mary’s)
Aug 24 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am
Aug
25
Sun
Holy Communion (Early Service at St. Mary’s)
Aug 25 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Patronal Festival – Family Eucharist at St Laurence’s (no 9.30 service at St Mary’s)
Aug 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Bring and share lunch – St Laurence’s Hall
Aug 25 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Aug
28
Wed
Holy Communion (St. Mary’s)
Aug 28 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Aug
29
Thu
Holy Communion (Thursdays at St. Mary’s)
Aug 29 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

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

Coffee Time (St.Mary’s)
Aug 29 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am

Sunday 25th August – St Laurence’s Patronal Festival


There will be a Family Service for all the parish in St Laurence’s at 10.30am followed by a bring and share lunch in the church hall.  Please come along and join in our celebrations.  For more information please contact Ruth … Read more


Games Afternoons


Next games afternoon Saturday September 14th.  Please join us for fun and games in St Laurence’s Hall from 2-4pm.  All welcome.  Tea and coffee will be served.  This event is open to all, just come along.… Read more



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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, August 19th, 2019 at 9:44am

Tuesday 20th August from 2pm - Ruth and Julie will be in St Laurence's garden tidying and weeding ready for the Patronal Festival next Sunday. If anyone is free to join us we'd be delighted, please bring own tools.

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, August 18th, 2019 at 12:05am

Notices

TODAY: After the 9.30am Service Roger and Kathy Bawcutt would like to invite everyone to join them for drinks and nibbles at the back of church to mark the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary.

Wednesday, 21st August at 2.30 pm, Prayer Shawl Ministry at 24 Mulberry Court. Do come if you can. Ginny Ward. (07815 903064)

St Laurence Patronal Service: Sunday, 25th August
There will be a combined service at 10.30 am for all the parish at St Laurence’s. (Please note that there will be no 9.30 am service at St Mary’s). Followed by a ‘Bring and Share Lunch’ in St Laurence’s Hall.
Please see list at the back of the church for food to bring. If you would prefer us to get something on your behalf, please contact either Ruth (507469) or Julie (249685)

Week commencing 26th August
The Parish Office will be closed this week from Monday, 28th August until Friday, 30th August. The Pew Sheet on Sunday 25th August should contain any notices for the following 2 weeks.

St Mary’s Patronal Festival: Sunday 8th September at 11.00 am
There will be a combined service at 11.00 am at St Mary’s Church, for all the parish. It will be followed by a “Bring and Share” Lunch in the Parish Hall. Please note that there will be no 9.30 am service at St Mary’s. Further details to follow.

Thank you to all the helpers that have joined Graham and I, even in the rain, to help clear the compost heap from under the Sycamore Tree in the corner of the churchyard. This has now all be disposed of apart from a few sackfuls to raise some of the memorial tablets in the memorial garden which have sunk.
Many thanks.​​​​​​​​​Moya & Graham

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

 

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.