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Staff and Leadership

Please find below an introduction to our church leaders and members of staff.
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Rev'd Ian Suttie   Gemma Clark-Davies
Ian has been the minister for Goring & Durrington since September 2017. He has also been the Superintendent for the West Sussex (Coast and Downs) Circuit since 2012. Met his wife Katherine as a probationer minister to the Carlisle Circuit.  Ian has two sons and is a proud grandfather.   Gemma has worked as the Children and Family Worker at Goring Methodist Church since February 2018.  She is a busy mum of three and enjoys providing support groups, putting on events to provide entertainment plus practical help for families in the local area.
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Jeremy Harrison   Joan Kemish
Jeremy is the administrator for the church plus for the Circuit Superintendent.  Jeremy started his position in April 2021.  He moved into the area in September 2020, is married to Pam and has two grown up daughters. 
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Janice Davis 
Janice is the Worship Leader and has been a member since 2011. Previously employed at Offington Park Methodist Church as the Church and Community Worker.
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Jean Mahoney 
Jean is the Hall Booking Secretary and in charge of organising the audio-visual system.  A member of the Church for over 40 years!
  Joan is the Senior Steward and has been a long standing member of the church for many years having fulfilled many roles admirably. Joan is married with 4 children, 11 grandchildren and is also a great grandmother.
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Carolyn Moon
Carolyn  is our Treasurer, Safeguarding Officer and Pre-School Manager. Moved to Goring-by-Sea and joined the Church in 2013.  With her husband John they took over management of the Pre-School in September 2014. John is very handy at fixing things.

If you need to contact the Church then please visit the Contact Us page.

Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
Click here to see more.

Planning your Visit

A Warm Hello 

The following information is specifically for those planning a visit, so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday morning.

Where and When

At Goring Methodist Church we meet at the Church Building for our Sunday Service starting at 10am. For your first visit, we recommend arriving 10-15 minutes early to ensure you get a parking space and find somewhere to sit before the service begins. When you arrive, you should be greeted by one of our Stewards and they can give you a Welcome Pack.

We serve tea, coffee and biscuits after the service in the Main Hall. It is a great way to meet people. All refreshments are free.

There is wheelchair access, and a sound loop for anyone who needs it. Please let one of the Stewards know on your arrival and they will help you to get set up. There are disabled toilets in the foyer entrance for the Main Hall.

At Durrington Community Centre Church we meet at 10.45am and there is plenty of parking within the Tesco Complex Car Park including Disabled Bays.  The Community Centre is at 2 Romany Road, Durrington, BN13 3FJ and for our church service we use Room 1 and have the use of Room 3 as a vestry room for prayer.  Public Transport is by way of The Pulse or Number 5 buses which stop in Romany Road adjacent to the Centre.  The Centre is accessible, through the front entrance door, for wheelchair and disabled use and has toilet facilities, together with a disabled toilet.  We  currently are not serving refreshments after our services but a welcome is extended if you are visiting, or not been to our church before, please make yourself known to us and stay for a chat afterwards. 

Our Service

At both Churches the main service begins with a warm welcome. We then proceed with a variety of hymns and worship songs, prayers and bible readings.   The appointed preacher will  give a sermon that is bible based and that we can apply to our everyday life. 

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Getting Connected

Small Groups

While Sundays are a great way to meet new people, it is often in smaller gatherings that you can really get to know someone. Being part of one of our small groups allows you to make new friends, share together and support each other. We have a variety of groups that meet throughout the week, some afternoons and some evenings. Check out Small Groups and see if there’s one that you could join, or we can put you in touch with a small group leader who will be more than happy to invite you along to their group.