Church of England Diocese of Chichester Goring

Wardens weekly message for the third week of September

18 Sep 2020, 9:15 a.m.

Latest news from the Parish of Goring by Sea. 17th September 2020.

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

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).

Coffee and Danish

Join in this Sunday when we will be serving Coffee and Danish in St Mary’s Church Hall between 10.00 and 11.00am. We are strictly 

meeting all government guidance and regulations to provide a safe environment (‘COVID-19 secure venues can still host larger  numbers 

in total but groups of up to 6 must not mix or form larger groups’) for a time of fellowship between the 9.00 a.m. and 11.00 a.m. services.

To assist with organisation and tracking and tracing requirements please book a place through the Parish Office as we shall have to keep 

a register. We hope this will be at least a monthly event. We will look forward to seeing you there.

Molson Garden – Can you provide help and or bulbs?

You may have noticed the Molson Garden looking a tad tidier in recent weeks. This is the first stage of a regeneration project being led 

by the gardening group and supported on this occasion by “Good Gym” volunteers. You will hear lots more about this project in the coming months.

The next stage is for a formal tree survey (November) and landscaping plans to be drawn up. This will lead into major fund raising and

engagement of the wider community. However in the short term we are undertaking some smaller tasks and projects. Our next task is to 

plant a number of areas, including this cleared area, with bulbs and ferns. We will be placing a box in the porch to receive donations of

spring bulbs. When you are at the garden centre please <consider buying some extra bulbs for the Molson Garden. you would like to 

know more about or join the group <span style="font-size: 1rem;">please contact Gill Keevill ([email protected])</span>

World’s Biggest Coffee Morning will be held in St Mary’s Church Hall Saturday 10th October 2020 (this is a provisional date to be 

confirmed by the Hall Letting Officer) between 10.00 a.m. -12 noon, and between 2.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m. Come to enjoy coffee, tea, 

cake and importantly, company (socially distancing accepted). You may prefer to purchase on a “Take-Away” basis. All proceeds to 

MacMillan Cancer Relief work. Please sign up on the register via the Parish Office.

Retreat Opportunity Finding God in all things”. At Wychcroft Retreat Centre, Bletchingly, Surrey from Monday 26th until Wednesday 

28th October.

The retreat is limited in numbers to comply with social distancing guidelines and will only go ahead if this type of event is permitted at

the time. For more details, see the church notice board, last week’s newsletter or speak to Janice or Keith Lelliott. 01903 504384 or email

[email protected]

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. We need to elect the following:

2 Churchwardens (elected annually)

2 Assistant Wardens (St Laurence's Church) (elected annually)

2 PCC casual vacancies until APCM 2021

3 PCC members

4 Deanery Synod members

Nomination forms will be made available in St Mary’s church at services, and are attached to this newsletter. Please  return electronic 

copies by e-mail and hard copies by hand or post to the Parish Office.

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 Parish Office.

Services in St Mary’s Church this Sunday

09.00 Said Eucharist. Book of Common Prayer.

11.00 Said Eucharist. Common Worship. (Also live streamed via Facebook)

Please register at the Parish Office. Face coverings should be worn in church at both services.

Online services this week

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

The above service will be streamed

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

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

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

us for worship on the 4th October.

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

of somebody in need.

Now available online

God Bless, Gill, Janice, Ruth and Geoff