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

Our church is active and growing.  We offer worship opportunities in our churches and on-line.  Please see below for up-to-date details.

St Mary's church is open for personal prayer every day: Monday to Saturday 10.00am to 4.00pm and Sunday 12.00noon to 4.00pm.

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

Our Worship

 

 

Worship in our churches 

Sunday Services:

8am - Said Eucharist (BCP) in St Mary's Church

10am - Sung Eucharist except 1st Sunday of each month All Age Worship in St Mary's Church (this service is also live-streamed via Facebook each week).

To view last Sunday's service please use this link

11am (last Sunday of each month) Eucharist in St Laurence's Church STARTING SEPTEMBER 2021

6pm (second Sunday of each month) ‘Second at Six’ in St Mary’s Church. Informal worship with hymns old and new STARTING SEPTEMBER 2021

6pm (fourth Sunday of each month) Evensong in St Mary's Church STARTING SEPTEMBER 2021

Weekday Services are held:

10am Tuesdays - Said Eucharist (BCP) in St Mary's Church STARTING SEPTEMBER 2021

10am Thursdays - Said Eucharist (CW) in St Laurence's Church

9am (second Saturday of each month) Parish Prayers in St Mary's Church

On-line worship continues via Zoom as follows:

Wednesday 10am Morning Prayer

Morning Prayer is on Zoom, https://www.zoom.us You will be able to join from 9.45am using the following details:  Meeting ID: 955 2642 8233  Password: 386017 or use this link

To join by telephone 0203 481 5237 or 0203 481 5240 or 0203 051 2874

You can view our services via Facebook even if you do not have a Facebook account  Please use this link

Please note live-streaming will start 5 minutes before the start of each service, giving you time to link in and prepare for the service

There are further opportunities to participate in live worship on line through the Church of England's website

If you know of anyone who does not have access to the internet  the The Church of England's Daily Hope Line is accessible on a phone on 0800 804 8044.

 

Weekly Newsletters

Keeping in touch and supplying up-to-date information is key to our parish., please check here for our weekly newsletters and monthly Extra updates:

Newsletter Extra September

27.08.21

19.08.21

12.08.21

05.08.21

Newsletter Extra August

Previous Parish newsletters and Pastoral letters issued during lockdown can be viewed by clicking on this link

 

Prayer Resources

Praying at all times and for all things is the way we are told to live; and the good news is that prayer is real and it works! During this time of great challenge and anxiety we are called to prayer. Download these recommended apps from your preferred app store or click on the link for further information.

Lectio 365 is an easy-to-use way of meditating on the Bible that's been used by Christians for centuries. Each day we read the same passage twice, expectant that God will speak through it into our lives.

Pray As You Go is a daily prayer session, designed to help you pray whenever you find time.

Time to pray is a traditional worship app with everything you need. Follow a simple pattern of day or night prayer that varies according to the season and day of the week. It has guidance on sustaining a pattern of regular prayer.

or access The Church of England's Daily Hope Line on 0800 804 8044

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

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?


Sep
21
Tue
Tuesday Eucharist (BCP) 10am – St Mary’s
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Weekday Eucaharist service in St Mary’s

No need to book or reserve a place, please come along.

Sep
22
Wed
Wednesday Service 10am – live service on Zoom
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Wednesday Morning Prayer is on Zoom, https://www.zoom.us You will be able to join from 9.45am using the following details:  Meeting ID: 955 2642 8233  Password: 386017 or use this link

To join by telephone 0203 481 5237 or 0203 481 5240 or 0203 051 2874

You can download the order of service from  the worship and resources page on the Church of England’s website

 

Sep
23
Thu
Thursday Eucharist (CW) 10am – St Laurence’s
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

A weekday Eucharist is held in St Laurence’s church each Thursday at 10am.

You do not need to book or reserve your place, please come along and join us.

Sep
25
Sat
Lunch for Turning Tides in St Laurence’s Hall
Sep 25 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

We are holding a simple soup lunch in St Laurence’s Church Hall at 12.30 to raise money for this worthy cause which is our quarterly mission focus.

We are asking people to reserve places so that we know numbers for seating and catering please.

To reserve your place(s) please contact:

The Parish Office: tel 01903 709163, email office@goringbyseaparish.org

or

Angela Magor: tel 01903 246598, email angelamagor@hotmail.co.uk

A donation for the lunch can be made on the day (suggested £10).

We are hoping to have a speaker from Turning Tides to tell us about the current work and challenges.

For more information about Turning Tides please see their website

Sep
26
Sun
Said Eucharist (BCP) 8am – St Mary’s
Sep 26 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Said Eucharist (BCP) is held each Sunday in St Mary’s at 8am.

You do not need to book or reserve your place, please join us.

Sung Eucharist (CW) 10am – St Mary’s
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Sung Eucharist is held each week in St Mary’s Church at 10am (except First Sunday when there is All Age Worship with no Eucharist).

No need to book or reserve your place, please join us.

Monthly Sunday Eucharist 11am – St Laurence’s
Sep 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sunday Eucharist is held in St Laurence’s church each month on the last Sunday of the month.

No need to book or reserve a place, please come along.

Evensong 6pm – St Mary’s
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Evensong is held in St Mary’s church each month on the 4th Sunday at 6pm.

No need to book or reserve your place, please come along.

Sep
28
Tue
Tuesday Eucharist (BCP) 10am – St Mary’s
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Weekday Eucaharist service in St Mary’s

No need to book or reserve a place, please come along.

Sep
29
Wed
Wednesday Service 10am – live service on Zoom
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Wednesday Morning Prayer is on Zoom, https://www.zoom.us You will be able to join from 9.45am using the following details:  Meeting ID: 955 2642 8233  Password: 386017 or use this link

To join by telephone 0203 481 5237 or 0203 481 5240 or 0203 051 2874

You can download the order of service from  the worship and resources page on the Church of England’s website

 

Lunch for Turning Tides – Saturday 25th September


We are holding a simple soup lunch in St Laurence’s Church Hall at 12.30 to raise money for this worthy cause which is our quarterly mission focus.

We are asking people to reserve places so that we know numbers for … Read more


Home Groups – starting in September


We are excited to be relaunching home groups this September.  Please see the newsletter for full details.… Read more