Church of England Diocese of Chichester Goring

1st Week of November wardens newsletter

30 Oct 2020, 11 a.m.

Latest news from the Parish of Goring by Sea. 30th. October 2020.

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

Please register for all Church services at the Parish Office. ‘Family/Support bubbles’ please ‘Book a Pew’ giving details of who will be in your bubble (up to 6 people).

Face coverings should be worn in church at all services.

A gentle reminder: it would be very much appreciated that unless you have a duty i.e. sanitising the church or putting away equipment, everyone should leave our churches as quickly and as quietly as possible after a service. Please enjoy conversations and fellowship outside.

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

08.00 Sunday. 1st.November. Said Eucharist - All Souls’ Day Service. St Mary’s.

(NB Common Worship not Book of Common Prayer as previously advertised - this week only). 10.00 Sunday 1st November. All Age Worship. All Saints’ Day. St Mary’s (Also live streamed via Facebook)

Please remember to register your name for the 08.00 and 10.00 services. We will be creating new registers for these two services. Please also remember that the All Age Worship does NOT include the Eucharist

15.00 Sunday. 1st November. All Souls’ Commemoration Service. 3.00 pm. St. Mary’s Church.

This service will include music, prayers and readings and the names of those who have died will be read out. There will be an opportunity to light a candle in memory of your loved one. We hope it will be an occasion for you to find comfort and healing as we each bring our ongoing journey of bereavement to God and share together in this time of reflection and remembrance.

If you wish to have the name of a loved one read out the commemoration service this Sunday please let the Office know. After the service, tea and cake will be served in the Hall.

As well as registering for the above service please also let the Office know if you will be staying for tea and cake after the service.

10.00 Thursday. 5th. November. Said Eucharist. Common Worship. St Laurence’s

Online services this week

10.00 Sunday 1st November. All Age Worship - All Saints Day.

20.00 Wednesday 4th November. Compline (Night Prayer)

Streamed on

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

Advance notice next week :

Sunday 8th. November

9.00 a.m. Said Eucharist Service

On behalf of Archdeacon Luke, Fr Keith will be admitting the re-elected Churchwardens to their office and commissioning the Assistant (Local) Wardens during this service.

10.45 Act of Remembrance in St Mary’s Church followed by Said Eucharist

(Common Worship) at approximately 11.15 (also live streamed via Facebook).

Poppies will be available in church from this Sunday with a donation


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

Parish Mission Focus October/December 2020

Following the Soup & Ploughman’s lunch I would like to say a massive thank you to all

who so generously donated. Donations are still coming in but we should be able to send at least £800 to South Africa in the next couple of weeks.

There are still some quiz sheets available at the back of church. Please remember that

the closing date for entries is 6 November.

Janet Annis

Marmalade Sales for Family Support Work

As you probably know, I make a lot of marmalade at the beginning of the year and you kindly make donations for it in the following months. Because of the lockdown the marmalade took a little longer to “sell” this year, but I am sure you will be pleased to know that I was able to send a cheque for £250 to FSW last week. Thank you all very much for “ buying “ it.

Penelope Corp


On Thursday the 5th. November Jonathan Orpin and Michelle Croft will be

married at St Mary’s Church. We send them our best wishes for a blessed

and happy day; please remember them in your prayers.

Open for Prayer

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

(NB St Mary’s will be closed on the 5th. November for the above wedding)

St Laurence’s Church can be opened by request.

[email protected] or telephone 01903 620080 or 07860 641915

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.