Church of England Diocese of Chichester Goring

Newsletter for the week commencing 23rd November

20 Nov 2020, 9:30 a.m.

Latest news from the Parish of Goring by Sea. 19th. 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 22nd November. Christ the King. Said Eucharist (CW) from St Mary’s Church. Streamed on https://www.facebook.com/StMaryAndStLaurenceGoringBySea/

10.00 Wednesday 25th November. Morning Prayer will be said via Zoom. https://www.zoom.us Meeting ID: 955 2642 8233 Password: 386017

20.00 Tuesday 24th November and Friday 27th November. Compline / Night Prayer Streamed on https://www.facebook.com/StMaryAndStLaurenceGoringBySea/

Curate’s Coffee Time - Thursday mornings at 10.00. Join Zoom Meeting

Join Fr. Neill for Coffee and Fellowship this Thursday on Zoom. <span style="font-size: 1rem;"> https://zoom.us/j/94955900058?pwd=a2thdklUeUxpSG9TTHZtSWpWS09zUT09 Meeting ID: 949 5590 0058 Passcode: 847352

Cleaner required for St Laurence’s Hall

A cleaner required for St Laurence’s hall: this is a paid position for 4 hours each week for 39 weeks each year (term-time), initially this would be on a fixed-term six month contract. To apply or for more details please contact Ruth Jepson [email protected] or phone 01903 620080.

Faith In Sussex - The Diocesan magazine is now available!

You will find it packed as always with news, views, features, and pictures - sharing YOUR stories from around the diocese and the wider Church. Its pages aim to serve the goal of bringing us together as a diocesan family around a commitment to mission and growth. 

Read it online here: www.chichester.anglican.org/faith-in-sussex/

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

Advent begins Sunday 29th November 2020

Advent is the beginning of our liturgical year, a time of expectant waiting and preparation for both the celebration of the Nativity of Christ at Christmas and the return of Christ at the Second Coming. Here are two ways, in addition to our special services on the 29th. November that you might prepare during advent:

From Traidcraft - The Injustice Advent Calendar 

After a difficult year, what better way to count down to Christmas than by

making the world a better place? The premise is simple: for 24 days, you get

the chance to take an action, which makes the world a little bit brighter!

Every day during advent there will be a task – it will always be free and will

always take less than five minutes to complete. This year, there will be

contributions from the Children’s Society. Fashion Revolution, Anti-Slavery

International, Tearfund and many others.

To take part in the calendar visit:

www.traidcraftexchange.org.uk/injustice-advent-calendar

Advent Study Groups – Its not too late to join this course – which starts next week !

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 will be meeting via Zoom and this is also possible via the

telephone as well as the 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.

https://www.lightsforchrist.uk/litd-course-navigation

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.