Church of England Diocese of Chichester Goring

Wardens weekly message for week commencing 16th November

13 Nov 2020, 10:15 a.m.

Latest news from the Parish of Goring by Sea. 12th. November 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.

[email protected] or telephone 01903 620080 or 07860 641915

This week’s services

All services will be online (Facebook or Zoom) until the end of the present restrictions, Hopefully we will be in church again on the 6thDecember.

10.00 Sunday 15th November. Said Eucharist (Common Worship) from St Mary’s Church. Streamed on

10.00 Wednesday 18th November. Morning Prayer will be said via Zoom. Meeting ID: 955 2642 8233 Password: 386017

20.00 Tuesday 17th November and Friday 19th November. Compline / Night Prayer Streamed on

Parochial Church Council (PCC).

Last Monday the 9th. November, the management meeting of the PCC met to agree the new committee membership. This marked the new structure of the PCC launched at the APCM last month, our 2020 Vision. Committees are made up from PCC members and parishioners who have volunteered to be involved following the visioning day last October. The following positions and committees were agreed.

Chair of the PCC: Fr. Keith Vice Chair of the PCC: Gill Keevill

PCC Secretary: Lucinda Cox. Treasurer: John Stovell. Safeguarding: vacancy

Standing Committee: Fr. Keith, Fr. Neill, Ruth Jepson, Gill Keevill, Janice Lelliott, Geoff Oliver, John Stovell. PCC Secretary: Lucinda Cox

Worship Committee: Fr. Keith, Fr. Neill, Malcolm Chilton, Penelope Corp, Alison Edwards, Keith Lelliott, John Owen, Russell Marlow.

Nurture Committee: Fr. Keith, Jennie Boffee, Lucinda Cox, Alison Evans, Janice Lelliott, John Stovell, Ginny Ward, Barbara Webber.

Outreach Committee: Fr. Keith, Fr. Neill, Jason Brown, Pam Chilton, Gill Keevill, Graeme Richardson.

Resources and Finance: Janice Lelliott / Gill Keevill, Pam Chilton, Ian Hill, Graham Hills, John Stovell, Keith Lelliott, Geoff Oliver.

In addition to the PCC committees there are working groups focused on a very specific activity. In some cases they may be short-term groups to achieve a particular project or outcome. More will no doubt be needed as we progress. At the moment we have the following groups led by the person named:

Reordering and Buildings (Report to R & F)). Janice Lelliott Mission Giving (Report to Standing Committee). Ruth Jepson Alpha Team (Report to Nurture) TBA

Gardens and Grounds (Report to R & F) Gill Keevill

Halls Working Group (Report to R & F) Gill Keevill

Pastoral Care (Report to Vicar) Sylvia Walker Social Activities (Report to Outreach) Raye Mills

Box opening result

A big thank you to all who have supported the Children’s Society through their home boxes which were opened recently. The total received including Gift Aid is £985.76. A great encouragement to the children and families the Society helps. Thanks again. Di & David Burt

Mission Giving

The mission giving group will be meeting shortly to determine which organisations the parish should support through donation, prayer and events this coming year. Please contact any member of the group (Ruth Jepson, Julie Marlow, Alison Evans, Janet Annis, Fr. Keith, Fr. Neill) if you have an organisation you'd like to be considered. Many thanks. Ruth Jepson

Curate’s Coffee Time- Thursday mornings at 10.00. 

Join Fr. Neill via Zoom for a time of fellowship and coffee. (Unfortunately you will need to

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 949 5590 0058<span style="font-size: 1rem;">Passcode: 847352</span>

Advent Study Groups - Hurry to ensure your place on this course!!

Is there a better way of preparing for Christmas during this lock down period, than to

join an Advent Study Group? There are four opportunities to join a group. All groups  l be meeting via Zoom and this is also possible via the telephone as well as the</span>

Internet. Fr. Keith, Fr. Neill, Fr. David and our reader Keith Lelliott will lead the

groups with an assistant leader.

We will be using the ‘Light in the Darkness’ materials, from the Diocese of Sheffield.

It speaks to our present situation, and encourages us to reflect upon it, while looking

forward in hope. It is simple in structure, has a good engagement with holy scripture,

and we are confident that it will facilitate prayer and stimulate fruitful discussion.

The material itself is free, and comes in a printable PDF format.

Full course details and joining instructions will be provided once you have registered. Please register for one of the following groups by emailing or telephoning Fr. Keith: [email protected] Tel: 01903 520717

If possible giving a first and second choice.

Starting the week of the 23rd November

Mondays 14.30,

Tuesdays 10.30,

Wednesdays 19.30

Thursdays 19.30

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.