Church of England Diocese of Chichester Goring

Wardens weekly message for the first week of September

4 Sep 2020, 10 a.m.

Latest news from the Parish of Goring by Sea. 4th September 2020.

St Mary’s Patronal Festival – 6th September

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.

Please contact Geoff Oliver By email [email protected] or telephone 01903 240540.

Date for your Diary

The Annual Church Parochial Meeting (APCM) of the Parish of Goring by Sea Sunday 11th October at 12.15 pm

The APCM postponed from 27th April 2020, will be held in St Mary’s Church at 12.15 p.m. following the 11.00 am

Eucharist on Sunday 11th October 2020. The meeting will also be available via Zoom. Due to restrictions you will need to

register to attend this meeting. Further details will be given in future editions of the newsletter, website, Facebook and

church noticeboards. Nomination forms will be made available in church, and electronically. There are a number of

vacancies to be filled. Please contact Fr Keith or the Wardens for more information.

Parish Electoral Roll will need to be revised (again) later this month in readiness for the APCM. Anyone who is not

already on the Roll and wishes to be included, please contact the office by email ([email protected]) or

phone (01903 709163) and leave a message for a form, which will be sent out by post.

Goring Parish News

A reminder that the new issue of GPN has now been issued by e-mail. Anyone requiring a printed copy should let the

office or churchwardens know, either by phone or a note through the letterbox of the Parish Office (01903 520717).

Janice (01903 504384). Gill (07715 1208410).

Good News

Parish Breakfast is coming back! On Sunday September 20th we will be back serving breakfast in the Parish Hall

between 10.00 and 11.00am. This will hopefully allow both the 9.00am and 11.00am service congregations to meet up

over coffee and tea, bacon rolls and croissants in a safe and socially distanced way. Please book a place through the

Parish office as we shall have to keep a register. We will look forward to seeing you there.

Anyone need anything from Traidcraft?

Kate has the whole Traidcraft stall at home and can order in anything you need. If you need or want anything, do call her

on 07818691922 or email her [email protected] or send a message via our Facebook page

And don’t forget to check out the new products available, either via the Traidcraft website

( or catalogue (

Delivery is available on request

Advance notice- MacMillan’s “World’s Biggest Coffee Morning” to be held in St Mary’s Hall, date

 Family Support Work

A reminder: The FSW team has alerted us to the fact that their food

banks are quite low. We have therefore restarted food bank

collections at St Mary’s Church. They are in particular need of canned

meat such as chilli or curry, tinned vegetables and tinned fruit. You can

donate on Sundays or during the week when the church is open (10.00 -


Please put a couple of extra cans in your weekly shop.

Services in St Mary’s Church this Sunday

09.00 Said Eucharist. Book of Common Prayer.

11.00 Said Eucharist. – Patronal Festival - Common Worship. (Also live streamed via Facebook)

Weekday Morning Eucharist.

In October we hope to be able to offer a weekday morning Eucharist again. Please look out in the newsletter

and online (Facebook and website) for further details.

Please be aware that everybody will be required to wear a face covering whilst in church (exemptions

apply, see government guidance for more detail).

Please refer to arrangements for attending worship on the website and in

previous editions of this newsletter. You will still need to register each week, so that we can keep a register

of names for 21 days and avoid turning anyone away. However, if you plan to attend the same service

regularly you can ask to be put on ‘repeat weekly’ but please let us know if you are not able to attend at

any time. Register at [email protected] or if you do not have e-mail by telephoning the Parish

Office 01903 709163 and leaving a voicemail message. You will receive confirmation that you are registered

for the service.

Online services this week

Sunday 10.00 a.m. All-age worship

Sunday 11.00 a.m. The Eucharist on Sunday, live from St Mary’s Church.

Wednesday 8.00 p.m. Compline (Night Prayer)

The above services will be streamed live on

Thursday 10.00 a.m. Morning Prayer will be said via Zoom. Meeting ID: 955 2642 8233 Password: 386017

This has been so popular we plan that at least one service of Morning Prayer will continue to be available

online every week for the foreseeable future. If you would like to join this wonderful time of worship and

fellowship but are unsure of how to use Zoom (by Internet or telephone) please contact Gill on 07715120841

or email: [email protected] for more detail.

Revd Neill Stannard – Please remember Fr Neill and his family in your prayers. He will be licensed to the

Parish at the Bishop’s Chapel on Tuesday 8th September and his priesting will be on 3rd October in Goring.

Pastoral visits. Please let Fr. Keith or the Wardens know if you have a personal pastoral concern or may

know of somebody in need.

God Bless, Gill, Janice, Ruth and Geoff.


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

below (more detail in last week’s newsletter).