Church of England Diocese of Chichester Goring

Parish Newsletter for w/c 25.1.21

22 Jan 2021, 6 a.m.
Church_news Notices

Latest news from the Parish of Goring by Sea.

21st January 2021

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

When do you remove the Nativity Crib in your homes?

Displaying a Nativity Crib until the start of Epiphany (5th. January - Twelfth Night) or to the end of Epiphany (2nd. February - Presentation of Christ in the Temple) can both be argued for and are left to local traditions. (Try Googling!) We have, at least in recent years, usually removed the Cribs in our churches by the 2nd February. This is the first time we have had a Nativity Crib in the Molson Garden and we will be dismantling it next week so that it is down by the 2nd. February.

Returning Your Baby Jesus stones.

Many of you collected a Baby Jesus Stone and made a Crib for Him. It is now time to make plans to return the stone to the beach, we know that some of you have already removed your Crib and returned your stone to the beach. If you haven’t done this please make plans to do this by the 2nd. February.

Online Alpha Course Summer 2021

Fr. Keith and Fr. Neill are busy praying about and planning running an Online Alpha course to take place after Easter. This course will run online but may be enhanced by live events, if and when restrictions allow and we are sure we can do so safely. They have asked that we too pray for the planning of this course. That God will be calling many people to prepare to join this course as participants and leaders. Find out more:

Lent Course

Advanced notice: We plan to use the Diocesan Lent Course – Cracked Wide Open. This will start the week of the 22nd February and run for 5 weeks, more details to come. As with the Advent course this will be delivered via Zoom and there will be a choice of daytime and evening sessions. For further information:


Penelope Corp writes:

Some of you, I am sure, will be pleased to know that the marmalade factory is up and running. If you would like some, then contact me to arrange collection. I am also in need of more jars, so if you have any please let me know.

Either telephone: 01903 209448, or email: [email protected]

This week’s online services

10.00am Sunday. 24th January. Said Eucharist. 3rd Sunday of Epiphany from St Mary’s Church.

Streamed on

10.00am Wednesday. 27th. January. Morning Prayer will be said via Zoom. Meeting ID:  955 2642 8233 Password: 386017

08.00pm Tuesday 26th. and Friday 29th. January Compline / Night Prayer

Streamed on

The Parish of Goring-By-Sea. YouTube

Remember to check out our YouTube Page 

And for those without the Internet a reminder:

Daily Hope’ is a free phone line and can be called on 

0800 804 8044. It has a number of options including hymns, prayers, reflections and advice about Covid-19.

Pastoral visits

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

Wishing you all a Blessed and Peaceful New Year

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.