Church of England Diocese of Chichester Goring

Wardens weekly message for the second week of November

6 Nov 2020, 1:30 p.m.

Latest news from the Parish of Goring by Sea. 5th November, 2020.

Parish Office. Email: [email protected] Tel: 01903 709163

Whilst it is such a shame that we are ‘paused’ from worshiping together in church we give thanks to God for our ability to continue worshiping digitally and that our churches can remain open for prayer.

Open for Prayer

St Mary’s Church is open for prayer every day from 10 am to 3 pm.

St Laurence’s Church can be opened by request.

[email protected] or telephone 01903 620080 or 07860 641915

For all the saints, who from their labours rest,

who thee by faith before the world confessed,

thy name, O Jesus, be forever blest.

Alleluia!

If our worship has to pause for lockdown again our last Sunday could not have been on a more blessed Sunday. With three beautiful and contrasting services we celebrated All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days. We commemorated our departed family and friends at the 8.00 am Eucharist <span style="font-size: 1rem;">and at a special service of commemoration at 3.00 pm. An appropriately lively All Age Worship </span><span style="font-size: 1rem;">focused on All Saints’ Day and within the constraints of social distancing the church was at near maximum capacity, with a congregation from ranging ‘8 months to 80 years’.</span>

This week’s services

All services will be online (Facebook or Zoom) until the end of the present restrictions, Hopefully we will be in church again on the 6thDecember. New or special services are shown in red.

Sunday 8th. November

10.00 Said Eucharist (Common Worship)

10.45 Act of Remembrance.

Streamed on https://www.facebook.com/StMaryAndStLaurenceGoringBySea/

10.00 Wednesdays. Morning Prayer will be said via Zoom.

https://www.zoom.us Meeting ID: 955 2642 8233 Password: 386017 Tuesdays and Fridays

20.00 Compline / Night Prayer

Streamed on https://www.facebook.com/StMaryAndStLaurenceGoringBySea/

Forthcoming Events

Curate’s Coffee Time

Thursday mornings at 10.00.

Join Fr. Neill via Zoom for a time of fellowship and coffee, starting this

Thursday 12th November. (Unfortunately you will need to bring your own

coffee).

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/94955900058?pwd=a2thdklUeUxpSG9TTHZtSWpWS

09zUT09

Meeting ID: 949 5590 0058

Passcode: 847352

Advent Study Groups

Is there a better way of preparing for Christmas during this lock down period, than to

join an Advent Study Group? There are four opportunities to join a group. All groups

will be meeting via Zoom and this is also possible via the telephone as well as the

Internet. Fr. Keith, Fr. Neill, Fr. David and our reader Keith Lelliott will lead the groups

with an assistant leader.

We will be using the ‘Light in the Darkness’ materials, from the Diocese of Sheffield.

It speaks to our present situation, and encourages us to reflect upon it, while looking

forward in hope. It is simple in structure, has a good engagement with holy scripture,

and we are confident that it will facilitate prayer and stimulate fruitful discussion.

The material itself is free, and comes in a printable PDF format.

https://www.lightsforchrist.uk/litd-course-navigation

Full course details and joining instructions will be provided once you have registered. Please register for one of the following groups by emailing Fr. Keith [email protected] if possible giving a first and second choice.

Starting the week of the 23rd November

Mondays 14.30,

Tuesdays 10.30,

Wednesdays 19.30

Thursdays 19.30

Children’s Society Box Opening

Please would you either phone us to collect your box for counting or drop it off to us at 15 Fernhurst Drive, Goring by Sea where the porch is unlocked if we are not in.

Many thanks, Di & David Burt

Pastoral visits

Please let Fr. Keith or the Wardens know if you have a personal pastoral concern or may know of someone in need. God Bless,

Gill, Janice, Ruth and Geoff.

Donations You can donate direct to the Parish of Goring by Sea and our various fund-raising events by using this QR code.