Church of England Diocese of Chichester Goring

Weekly newsletter for w/c 6.2.21

5 Feb 2021, 10:15 a.m.
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   Latest news from the Parish of Goring by Sea.

4th. February 2021

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

Lent, Traidcraft and Fairtrade

With Lent just two weeks away, Traidcraft invites us to “Keep Lent the Traidcraft Way”. Go on-line to access this through the Traidcraft website for easy-to-do ideas and prayers.

Fairtrade Fortnight is from 22nd February until 7th March when we are particularly encouraged to buy and use fairly-traded goods. For more information about Fairtrade visit

Kate Henwood, who looks after Traidcraft for the Parish, would love to hear from you if you need anything ordered from the company. Please contact Kate by phone, 07818 691922, or email [email protected]

An update from FSW

Last Christmas was, of course, very different from usual for our families as it was for everybody. We weren't able to hold our usual Christmas parties, pantomime trips or carol services but we still were able to provide all our families with special Christmas treats and presents. We received an incredible number of donations throughout November and December from local churches, schools and other organisations, and we would like to say a huge thank you to everybody who contributed in any way.

Our foodbank is well stocked with many of our staple items thanks to the generosity of supporters in the run-up to Christmas. However, if you are collecting items for the foodbank at the moment we are in need of the following items only:

Jams and spreads,

Tinned meat (chilli, curry etc.), Long life juices,

Cleaning products, Toothpaste

n.b. Items can be left in the basket in the porch at St. Mary’s Church

The latest issue of the diocesan magazine, Faith in Sussex is now available as a PDF to download or read

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. 

Due to Covid - they are unable to print copies in large quantities. They do have a small print number for those who are unable to access a digital copy. Please contact the communications department or call Lisa Williamson on 07775022461.

Lent Course

The course will start the week of the 22nd February and run for 5 weeks. We will be using The Sheffield Diocese Lights for Christ course. For further information see:

The course will be delivered via Zoom and there will be a choice of daytime and evening sessions:

Monday Evening 7.30pm

Tuesday Morning 10.30am

Wednesday Evening 7.30pm

Please email Fr. Keith ([email protected]) to register for this course, stating a first and second preference where possible.

This week’s online services

10.00am Sunday. 7th February. Said Eucharist. 2nd Sunday before Lent from St Mary’s Church

11.00am. All Age Worship. Focus: The Presentation of Christ in the Temple/ Candlemas

10.00am Wednesday. 10th. February. Morning Prayer will be said via Zoom. Meeting ID:  955 2642 8233 Password: 386017

08.00pm Tuesday 9th and Friday 12th February Compline / Night Prayer

Services are streamed on Facebook unless otherwise stated

Pastoral visits

Please let Fr. Keith, Fr. Neill or the Wardens know if you have a personal or pastoral concern or may know of someone in need.