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 strive to ‘grow a healthy church’ and would love to meet you.

You will be made most welcome.

What's on?


Jul
18
Wed
Celtic Communion (St. Mary’s)
Jul 18 @ 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.

Jul
19
Thu
Holy Communion (Thursdays at St. Mary’s)
Jul 19 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

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

Coffee Time (St.Mary’s)
Jul 19 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am
Jul
22
Sun
Holy Communion (Early Service at St. Mary’s)
Jul 22 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Sunday Service (Sung Eucharist at St. Mary’s)
Jul 22 @ 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.

Evensong (St. Mary’s)
Jul 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Jul
25
Wed
Celtic Communion (St. Mary’s)
Jul 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.

Jul
26
Thu
Holy Communion (Thursdays at St. Mary’s)
Jul 26 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

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

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

What we're doing...

Updates on our Giving


Every year the Parish supports a number of Christian organisations through donation, prayer and focus. We have recently received updates from two of our charities, these can be read below.   For information about our giving please visit our Giving … Continued


Father George Sings


In March, on Saturday, 17th , at 7:30pm in Arundel Cathedral, our very own Father George is singing as a member of Angmering Chorale, as they perform Handel’s masterpiece, “The Messiah”, with full orchestra, “Sinfonia of Arun”. Tickets are £15 … Continued



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 SussexSunday, July 15th, 2018 at 12:02am

Notices
Privacy Policy
Your Electoral Roll details are kept securely on the Parish Office Computer, are password protected and not shared apart from the Diocese.
However if you wish to continue receiving the GPN by e-mail and other communications regarding events at the church you will need to complete a consent form. You will find these at the back of the church together with our Privacy Policy. Please hand these to one of the churchwardens, ie Ian, Gill or Ruth to be kept in the Parish Office or the completed form can be scanned and e-mailed to the Parish Office (goring_parish@btconnect.com).

“Traidcraft stall” in July - Due to holidays being taken, the Traidcraft stall will be open on 3rd and 4th Sundays during July. Normal service will resume in August.
Janice Lelliott

Prayer Shawl Ministry Wednesday 18 July, meet 2.30pm, at 46 Nutley Crescent.

St Mary’s Social Circle – Thursday 26th July, 7.30 p.m. in St Mary’s Church Hall.
We will be welcoming David Sawyer who will be talking about the South Downs Society and its role in the creation of the South Downs National Park. This is an “Open” meeting to which everyone is welcome. Member £1, visitors £2 (incl. refreshments).
Please note, there is no meeting in August. Janice Lelliott (Secretary)

Jazz Evening. Saturday 28th July - Molson Garden - 6.30pm for 7.00 pm start. Bring your own picnic and drinks and chairs.
Tickets. £10.00. Event will go into the Church Hall if it is wet.
Available from Raye: 01903 200143 or any member of the Social Activities Committee

Tickets are on sale TODAY for a Charity Concert in St Mary’s Church on Thursday, 2nd August at 7.00 pm. Tickets cost £8. The concert features Sarah Corp, Soprano.
Tickets cost £8 and are available from Barbara Webber. Tel. No. 01903 240613.

St. Laurence Fellowship - meet in the Hall on Friday, 20th July at 2.30pm for tea with the pre-school children. Jonathan Saunders will play the piano, accompanied by our instruments.

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 SussexWednesday, July 11th, 2018 at 6:19pm

Jazz Weekend at St Mary's.
28th/29th July
Saturday 28th Jazz in the Molson Garden
with The Arthur Catt Quintet £10 (bring own drink and picnic) in hall if wet. 18:30
Tickets available in Church, from Social Committee Members or Raye on 01903200143
Sunday 9:30 Jazz Mass with St Mary's Music Group

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...

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