Church of England Diocese of Chichester Goring

First week of October wardens message

2 Oct 2020, 9:45 a.m.

Latest news from the Parish of Goring by Sea. !st October 2020.

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

A big welcome to our curate Fr. Neill Stannard who will be ordained priest this Saturday 3rd October in St.

Mary’s Church at 3.00pm. Please remember Neill and his family in your prayers. Unfortunately spaces are

significantly restricted but the service will be live streamed. The order of service can be found on our website by

following this link:

Hello from the curate: Father Neill Stannard

I am really looking forward to joining you all in Goring; in St. Mary’s and St. Laurence’s. I am passionate about

mission, evangelism and preaching; prior to ordination I worked in boarding schools as a housemaster, head of

theology and director of rugby.

I played rugby for thirty years, coached for twenty and I’m a huge Saracens fan. Most mornings, I can be found

walking the coast or the Downs with my German Shepherd; praying, reflecting on the finer points of theology or

thinking about the England team sheet!

I am married to Kirsty and we have three children. Kirsty works for St. Peter’s Church in Brighton, Ben is taking a

post-grad degree in maths at Jesus College, Oxford, Grace has just started her undergraduate degree reading

English at York, and Hope is at Lancing Prep. We also have three cats all named after Harry Potter characters!

Our whole family has fallen in love with Worthing and Goring for the local people, cafes, bars and the beach.

These are challenging times yet also exciting times; God is at work and there are blessings aplenty!

World’s Biggest Coffee Morning will be held in St Mary’s Church Hall Saturday 10th October 2020

between 10.00 a.m. - 12 noon, and between 2.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m. Social distancing and restrictions adhered to.

Come to enjoy coffee, tea, cake and importantly, company. You may prefer to purchase on a “Take-Away” basis.

All proceeds to MacMillan Cancer Relief work. Please contact Janice Lelliott if wish to attend by email to

[email protected] or telephone 01903 504384.


Parish Mission Focus – October to December 2020 – Soup & Ploughman’s


Please support this event on Saturday 17 October in St Mary’s Church Hall.

Around 12.00 noon time to be finalised when we have the numbers as we may

have two sittings.

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’).

To assist with catering, organisation and tracking and tracing requirements please book a place by Wednesday

14 October through the Parish Office, giving your phone number and email address, as we shall have to keep a

register. A choice of soup (leek and potato or tomato and basil [please state preference when booking] and the

ploughman’s is being donated but donations in aid of this charity will be welcome even if you are unable to attend.

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. Due to restrictions you

will need to register to attend this meeting or you can attend via Zoom. Please register at the Parish Office even

if you are already registered for church that morning. Meeting ID: 442 153 2574 Password: 478763

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. As well as

these vacancies we are looking to appoint a new PCC Secretary and a Safeguarding Officer (this post can be

shared). These posts may be filled from outside the PCC but the person appointed may be co-opted on to the Council.

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

Please return electronic copies to the Parish Office ([email protected]) and hard copies to the Parish

Office by hand or post.

Parish Electoral Roll will be displayed in both churches. Anyone who is not already on the Roll and wishes to be

included, please contact the office.

Services in St Mary’s and St Laurence’s Churches this week

09.00 Sunday 4th October. Said Eucharist. Book of Common Prayer. St Mary’s

11.00 Sunday 4th. October. Said Eucharist. Common Worship. St Mary’s (Also live streamed via Facebook)

There will be a Harvest Focus at both Eucharist services. Please double your efforts to bring items for Family

Support Work to these services. They are low across all items in particularly, soup, tinned meat, tinned

vegetables and tinned fruit.

10.00 Thursday 8th October. Said Eucharist. Common Worship. St Laurence’s

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

Online services this week

Sunday 10.00 a.m. Pre-recorded All Age Worship that includes animation films, hymns, homily.

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

Wednesday 8.00 p.m. Compline (Night Prayer)

Streamed on

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

New Services in Church and online this month

All Age Worship. Sunday 1st November 2020 at 10.00 a.m. (replacing the 11.00 am Eucharist). St Mary’s.

The Way In. 18th October 10.00 a.m. A short online service for everyone interested in learning more about what it

means to be a Christian.

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.


You can donate direct to the Parish of Goring by Sea and our various fund

raising events by using this QR code, more detail in the 20.8.20 newsletter or

displayed in church.