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

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 10.15.

Children’s Activities undertaken have included:

Making Palm Crosses

Creating a Harvest Collage

Writing our 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.

History of St Laurence’s Church

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.