St Laurence’s church is situated in the east of the parish, on the corner of Brook Barn Way and Sea Place. 

Lively services are held in the church each month and a range of activities take place each week in the church hall. St. Laurence's Church - Goring-by-Sea

 

History of St Laurence’s Church

St Laurence’s celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2016 with a special service and party.

St Laurence’s church is officially a ’chapel-of-ease’ to the parish church of St Mary, situated one mile to the west. St Laurence’s is usually referred to as a daughter church.

St Laurence’s was built in 1936 to serve the growing population living on the eastern side of the parish of Goring. Mr Claud Moat, who owned Smuggler’s Farm made a very generous donation of the land to the Parish and the building cost (about £1500) was met from Parish funds, loans and a gift from Slaugham parish. The church was dedicated on 12th August 1936 by the Bishop of Lewes. A brick-built hall served worshippers until when another hall was added next to it in 1962, and again extended in 1969. The dedication to St Laurence was chosen as St Laurence’s fair was held annually on a green in Goring as far back as AD1297.

 

Lively Monthly Services

There is a Family service with Communion on the last Sunday of each month at 11.00 preceded by refreshments in the hall together with a children’s activity from 10.30. 

 

Children’s Activities undertaken in 2016 included:

 

Making Palm Crosses

Creating a Harvest Collage

Writing your own Prayers

Creating Christmas Cards

 

 

 

These services are very popular and we have received excellent feedback.

The services are easy to follow for non-regular church-goers and supported by our excellent music group playing lively tunes which encourages our singing.

If you are unfamiliar with the services we can pair you with a ‘church-buddy’ to guide you through the service.

On Parade Sundays the Guides, Brownies and Rainbows join in and take key roles in the service: Bible reading, dramatisations of the Gospel and prayers.

We have a supply of toys and books for children and are very comfortable with the accompanying noises from small children in church.

Older and less able members of our congregation are provided with lifts to and from church.

For more information or an informal chat before you come along please call:

Ruth on 01903 507469 or Julie on 01903 249685

Please come and join us, you will be most welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aug
27
Sun
Family Fun (St. Laurence’s)
Aug 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Fun, friendship and fellowship in the hall

 

Coffee for adults

 

Activities for children

 

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Family Service (St. Laurences)
Aug 27 @ 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

Sep
24
Sun
Family Fun (St. Laurence’s)
Sep 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Fun, friendship and fellowship in the hall

 

Coffee for adults

 

Activities for children

 

 misc-craft

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