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

We are having to adapt how we do things due to Covid-19 but our church is active and growing.

We are offering worship opportunities on-line whilst our area remains in Tier 4.  Please see below for up-to-date details.

We have however taken the sad decision to cease live worship in both churches at this time.

St Mary's church is open for personal prayer each day from 10am to 2pm

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

Our Worship - on-line whilst our area remains in Tier 4

Our streamed services via Facebook and Zoom:

Sundays 10am 

Our Sunday Eucharist will be live-streamed from St Mary's via our facebook page.  If you do not have a facebook account, you can still view the service by logging onto our facebook page. Please use this link

To view last Sunday's service please use this link

Tuesdays 8pm 

Compline (Night Prayer) will be live streamed via our facebook page.  If you do not have a facebook account, you can still view the service by logging onto our facebook page. Please use this link

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

Fridays 8pm 

Compline (Night Prayer) will be live streamed via our facebook page.  If you do not have a facebook account, you can still view the service by logging onto our facebook page. Please use this link

1st Sunday of each month 11am - All Age Worship

This service is live-streamed via our facebook page.  If you do not have a facebook account, you can still view the service by logging onto our facebook page. 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 through the Church of England's website

If you know of anyone who does not have access to the internet please pass on details of the The Church of England's Daily Hope Line. They can dial in on a phone on 0800 804 8044.  They are also able to join the Thursday services by telephone as detailed above.

 

 

Weekly Newsletters

 

We want to keep in touch with you all during this period so we shall be posting regular updates here, please check here regularly for our latest Parish newsletter:

14.01.21

07.01.21

Christmas newsletter

17.12.20

10.12.20

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

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?


Jan
16
Sat
Sunday Eucharist – on-line from St Mary’s 10am
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for Sunday Worship on-line each week. Whilst we remain in Tier 4 we have taken the decision to suspend live worship in our churches.  Fr Keith and Fr Neill will be live-streaming a service each Sunday from St Mary’s using Facebook. The live-streaming will start 5 minutes before the service. 
https://www.facebook.com/StMaryAndStLaurenceGoringBySea/

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

Jan
19
Tue
Compline (Night Prayer) – streamed via Facebook 7.55pm for 8pm service
Jan 19 @ 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Fr Keith and Fr Neill will be live-streaming Compline, a short service of night prayer each Tuesday and Friday using Facebook. The live-streaming will start 5 minutes before the service. 
https://www.facebook.com/StMaryAndStLaurenceGoringBySea

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

Jan
20
Wed
Wednesday Service 9.55am for 10am service – live service on Zoom
Jan 20 @ 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

 

Jan
21
Thu
Parish Coffee Time – on-line
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Whilst we are in Tier 4 coffee time will be at 10am each Thursday. 

Pour yourself a cuppa, get comfy and chat and catch up with friends old and new.  This event comes to you on Zoom, https://www.zoom.us 

Meeting ID: 949 5590 0058
Passcode: 847352

 

Jan
22
Fri
Compline (Night Prayer) – streamed via Facebook 7.55pm for 8pm service
Jan 22 @ 11:35 am – 12:35 pm

Fr Keith and Fr Neill will be live-streaming Compline, a short service of night prayer each Tuesday and Friday using Facebook. The live-streaming will start 5 minutes before the service. 
https://www.facebook.com/StMaryAndStLaurenceGoringBySea

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

Jan
23
Sat
Sunday Eucharist – on-line from St Mary’s 10am
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for Sunday Worship on-line each week. Whilst we remain in Tier 4 we have taken the decision to suspend live worship in our churches.  Fr Keith and Fr Neill will be live-streaming a service each Sunday from St Mary’s using Facebook. The live-streaming will start 5 minutes before the service. 
https://www.facebook.com/StMaryAndStLaurenceGoringBySea/

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

Jan
26
Tue
Compline (Night Prayer) – streamed via Facebook 7.55pm for 8pm service
Jan 26 @ 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Fr Keith and Fr Neill will be live-streaming Compline, a short service of night prayer each Tuesday and Friday using Facebook. The live-streaming will start 5 minutes before the service. 
https://www.facebook.com/StMaryAndStLaurenceGoringBySea

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

Jan
27
Wed
Wednesday Service 9.55am for 10am service – live service on Zoom
Jan 27 @ 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

 

Jan
28
Thu
Parish Coffee Time – on-line
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Whilst we are in Tier 4 coffee time will be at 10am each Thursday. 

Pour yourself a cuppa, get comfy and chat and catch up with friends old and new.  This event comes to you on Zoom, https://www.zoom.us 

Meeting ID: 949 5590 0058
Passcode: 847352

 

Jan
29
Fri
Compline (Night Prayer) – streamed via Facebook 7.55pm for 8pm service
Jan 29 @ 11:35 am – 12:35 pm

Fr Keith and Fr Neill will be live-streaming Compline, a short service of night prayer each Tuesday and Friday using Facebook. The live-streaming will start 5 minutes before the service. 
https://www.facebook.com/StMaryAndStLaurenceGoringBySea

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

PCC Meeting – Monday 11th January 2021


This meeting will be held via Zoom. 

You can view the agenda for the meeting hereRead more


Worship Whilst in Tier 4

Following prayerful consideration, we have taken the sad decision to cease live worship in both churches whilst this area remains in Tier 4, for more information please see the full announcement hereRead more



Goring Parish News

 

The December 2020 issue of GPN has been postponed due to the current restrictions, as information may go out of date very quickly.  For up-to-date information please see the weekly newsletters.

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

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