Church of England Diocese of Chichester Goring

Cancellation of all live services

29 Dec 2020, 5 p.m.

COVID 19 - Arrangements in the Parish of Goring by Sea for worship and opening of our churches whilst in Tier 4.

At our team meeting this morning we have discussed and prayed about how to respond to the move of our parish into Tier 4. We have taken into account the following

· The new strain of the virus is spreading more quickly

· More people in the parish have tested positive for the virus and are unwell

· Whilst the regulations allow for worship to continue each parish is encouraged to take account of local circumstances and act accordingly

We have therefore taken the sad decision to cease live worship in both churches whilst this area remains in Tier 4.

We will continue to offer the following services online.

Sunday 10.00 Eucharist (Common Worship) from St Mary’s Church Streamed on StMaryAndStLaurenceGoringBySea

Tuesday 20.00 Compline/Night Prayer. Streamed on StMaryAndStLaurenceGoringBySea

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

Friday 20.00 Compline/Night Prayer. Streamed on StMaryAndStLaurenceGoringBySea

This Sunday there will also be a short All Age Worship at 11.00 Streamed on StMaryAndStLaurenceGoringBySea

In addition to the above Coffee Time will recommence from Thursday 7th January

Thursdays at 10.00 via Zoom Meeting ID: 949 5590 0058 Passcode: 847352

St Mary’s Church will be open for prayer Monday to Friday from 9.00 -14.00. St Laurence's Church can be opened by request.

We hope it will not be too long before we can worship together.

With blessings for the New Year,

Fr Keith, Fr Neill, and the Wardens