IMPORTANT NOTICE - ALL CHURCH SERVICES AND STEPPING STONES PLAYGROUP ARE CURRENTLY TAKING PLACE AT THE PARISH HALL WHILST RE-ORDERING WORKS ARE TAKING PLACE AT THE CHURCH. WE HOPE TO BE BACK IN THE CHURCH IN TIME FOR EASTER.
Church Services are held every Sunday morning. 8am 1662 said Holy Communion and 9.45 is Eucharist. There is a Family Service on the second Sunday of every month. There is also a Holy Communion at 11am on the third Wednesday of each month.
We welcome requests for Baptisms & Marriages especially from those living in the Parish or having connections with the Parish. The same is true for funerals in the church and burials in the well kept and beautiful churchyard. All these services can be adapted so they fit your family's needs. Just contact Peter the Rector on 736679 for further information.
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A message Reverend Peter Dyson
As I write this, the church is now closed for refurbishment and new lighting. During the months of February and March we meet for our regular Sunday services (8.00am and 9.45am) in the Parish Hall. It is a lovely venue and my thanks go to Sadie, our Connetable, Mandy our caretaker, and all in the Parish Hall for making us so welcome and the transition so easy. Stepping Stone is also meeting in the Parish Hall, (Mondays 10.00am – 11.30am). It is growing: all under 3 with their carers are welcome.
At the moment, when I go into the church, it is with mixed feelings. I am excited by the idea of this beautiful ancient church being lit properly to highlight its beauty and making more space so that the church can be used in a wide variety of ways by the community – at the same time it does look like a building site at this moment: which is what it is!
And looking back to the Christmas season (which I know seems a long time ago!) – so many people came through the doors over 1000 in all: BBC Carol Service, school carol service, church Christingles, Carol Service and Christmas Services – not to mention our film afternoon for families where the lady chapel was set up as an old fashioned traditional cinema!! So many people worked so hard and my thanks go to all.
But now back to the future! It is hoped that the work in the church will be finished by Easter. We are having a formal opening at 9.45am on Sunday 3rd June. I do warmly invite all those who live in St Saviour's Parish. It is your church and has been one of the centres of community life for 1000 years – and I hope it will continue that way. Both the church and the churchyard are such a resource for us all – spiritually, for meetings, architecturally, historically and, the churchyard, a haven for flora, fauna and animals. So, whether you come to church every week or once in a blue moon; whether you have oodles of faith or none – or are a member of another faith, you will be so welcome and if you can, please join us on 3rd June. Everyone has something to give and to receive.
And as of writing, we are looking at ways of helping the Parish church re-connect with all our parishioners on their life's spiritual journey in all their varieties. For myself I find traditional worship both important and helpful, but I am well aware that is not the case for a lot of people – and so we are exploring several gentle and informal ways of how the church can come alongside people helpfully in our contemporary age.
Upcoming events at St Saviour's Church
9.45am Sunday 11th February Family Service on the
theme of St Valentine (in the Parish Hall)
12.00 noon Saturday 10th March Lent lunch in the
Parish hall raising money for Caring Cooks
9.45am Sunday 11th March Family Service for
Mothering Sunday (in the Parish Hall)
9.45am Sunday 25th March Palm Sunday (perhaps
back in church) – sung Parish Communion with our own and visiting choir. (The
last one was absolutely beautiful)
30th March: Good Friday (hopefully back in
church!) 10.00am Children’ Workshop; 11.00am Family Service; 2.00pm Good Friday
1st April Easter Day 8.00am and 9.45am services
CALLING ALL SINGERS!
St Saviour's Church is launching a new Childrens Choir.
We need boys and girls to join and help lead Sunday worship once a month
(usually 2nd Sunday)
Rehearsals will run once a month on Saturday afternoons from 5 - 6pm
(with possible extras prior to special services)
MEMBERSHIP IS FREE!
No audition requiired - just a willingness to get involved and have fun!
Contact: Nikki Baudains DipABRSM, ATCL
Mob: 07797 734 871
Church Facebook page: the St Saviour's church Facebook page is now up and running. (Thank you, Lorraine). Just look up "Parish Church of St Saviour, Jersey". If you would like to, please click like and invite others to like the page – and if you want to post a comment, suggestions, an event or a prayer request please do and make this your own church community Facebook page. Thank you.
Any queries please contact the Rector, Peter Dyson, on 736679