Church of England Diocese of Chichester Goring

News from the Wardens for Christmas week

18 Dec 2020, 12:15 p.m.
Church_news Notices

Advent 2020 m the Parish of Goring by Sea.

17th. December 2020.

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

Update on our Christmas Services

We have been reviewing the arrangements for our carol services. As you are aware, singing by the congregation is not permitted and with a congregation in church we are asked to limit the number of singers in the choir. We have therefore reluctantly decided that in order to provide a meaningful and suitably joyful experience it is better to stream and record the service using a larger choir and providing the opportunity for people to sing along at home.

The service will be streamed on Facebook on Sunday 20th. December at 16.00 and available to view thereafter. A copy of the order of service is also sent out with this newsletter so that you can sing along. You will also be able to follow the service on the overhead screen.

You will of course have an opportunity to sing at 'Carols around the Crib', in the Molson Garden at 16.00 on Christmas Eve. No booking required.

‘Carols around the Crib', in the Molson Garden

As you can see the Nativity awaits us for our carol singing on Christmas Eve in the Molson Garden.

Wrap up warm and bring a torch. Hot chocolate and mince pies will be served

Encourage the children in your family to follow the Nativity Story this week on Facebook and visit the Molson Garden to see the Nativity Tableau.

Christmas Services

10.00 Thursday. 24thth. December. Christmas Eucharist. St Laurence’s Church 16.00 Thursday. 24th December. Carols Around the Crib. Molson Garden. (no booking required) 23.30 Thursday. 24th December. Midnight Mass. St. Mary’s Church.

10.00 Friday 25th. December. Christmas Eucharist. St Mary’s Church.

With the exception of Carols Around the Crib in the Molson Garden (no need to book for this) please book for the above Christmas services via the Parish Office.

Online Christmas services

16.00 Sunday. 20th December. Community Carol Service. Streamed live from St. Mary’s Church (see details above)

This week’s services (not including Christmas Eve and New Year)

Please register for all church services at the Parish Office. Face coverings should be worn in church at all services. The restrictions for Tier 2 reinforce the need for everyone (unless you have a duty i.e. sanitising the church or putting away equipment) to leave our churches as quickly as possible.

However remember you can enjoy conversations and fellowship outside or away from the church building.

09.00 Sunday. 20h. December. Said Eucharist – 4th Sunday of Advent. St Mary’s Church. (BCP) Book of Common Prayer

11.00 Sunday. 20th. December. Said Eucharist – 4th Sunday of Advent. St Mary’s Church. (CW) (Also live streamed via Facebook)

Online services

12.00 Saturday 19th December - The Funeral of The Very Reverend Christopher Campling. Streamed on

20.00 Tuesday 22nd. December. Compline / Night Prayer

Streamed on

10.00 Wednesday. 23rd. December. Morning Prayer will be said via Zoom. Meeting ID: 955 2642 8233 Password: 386017

Thank you to everybody who has been giving so generously to our special FSW appeal and our request for mince pies

If you have not yet been able to give and would like to there will be a further opportunity to do so this Sunday.

Coffee Ti Coffee time is taking a break for Christmas. We hope to start again in the New Year. Watch this space for more detail.

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.

Special notice Goring Parish News

We have paused our publication of Goring Parish New while we review our means of communication across the parish. We will in the New Year be asking for your thoughts and ideas. So next week’s Newsletter will be a bumper Christmas edition and include the articles received this quarter.