If you’ve never been to church before, or it’s been a while, you are so welcome here.
Whether you’re new to St Saviour’s, just moved into the area, or are interested in exploring questions of faith, we are delighted that you are visiting our website, and we’d love to welcome you to our church in person.
Sunday Services are a great place to worship God and to connect with our church community. They offer us the opportunity to learn more about the Christian faith and to be equipped to impact positively the world around us.
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Faith Matters is a six-session course which we run each year, providing an opportunity to explore questions of faith and meaning. It is open to everyone, with no pressure and no follow up. The course normally runs in January and February. We’d love to invite you to join it!
What should I expect?
We have two Sunday morning services: a formal service, with a robed choir, at 9.15am; and then a service at 10.45am which is more informal and very family friendly. Feel free to attend whichever one you feel you’d prefer. We serve tea and coffee between the two services.
When you come in, there’ll be people to greet you and make you feel at home. At both services, you will be able to follow the words of the service and the hymns on the screens in church. Other than that, simply stand up and sit down when everyone else does!
Our Sunday services contain hymn singing, a short talk based on the Bible, and most often a celebration of Communion.
What if I’m not a church-goer?
There is no level of engagement that is required. We invite you to join in as much as your conscience allows.
You are welcome to just come and have a look if you’re curious!
What about my children?
Children are welcome at all of our services.
Our 10.45am Sunday service is very family friendly, and most Sundays it has children’s groups, from birth to the end of Primary School.
May I receive Holy Communion?
If you have been admitted to Holy Communion in an Anglican church, or if you are a communicant member of any Christian denomination which believes in the Holy Trinity, you are welcome to receive Holy Communion in Church of England churches.
If you don’t currently receive Holy Communion and would like to begin to do so, please speak with one of our clergy about becoming a communicant member of the Church.
How can I get involved?
There are lots of different ways to get involved! See the ‘Join a Team’ tab on this page for some suggestions.
Join a Team
Teams are a great way to serve God, to put others before ourselves, and to make and deepen friendships. Why not join one of our teams?
Teams are involved in all of our church’s ministries, including welcoming newcomers at a Sunday service, serving those in crisis, music and liturgy, making clothes for preterm babies, and helping children to learn and worship.
Music. If you’re a singer or musician, we would love to hear from you. There are several different ways to be involved in our Choir for our formal service, or to get involved with our Worship Band playing worship songs.
Welcome. First impressions last! Why not join a team offering a friendly welcome to our congregations and to newcomers at our Sunday services? Or you could become a bellringer, calling others to worship – training available! Or, why not try your hand at flower arranging and join our Flower Guild?
Catering. Our catering teams prepares and serves refreshments on Sundays, or at some other one-off occasions, or at Messy Church. This is an important and valued aspect of offering hospitality. No cooking ability is required.
Noctorum Community Spaces. Alongside a number of other churches in our Deanery, and over 1,000 registered organisations across our nation, we have opened up a free, warm, welcoming space for our neighbours over this winter. Open Monday and Thursday 2pm till 5pm till March, at St Andrew’s Centre, Noctorum.
Ministering to children. We offer high quality, bespoke Sunday worship for children from birth up to the end of primary school. We have a youth group, and weekday children’s activities too. Safeguarding is key to these ministries. Let us know if you’d like to get involved!
There are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone.I Corinthians 12:4
Giving. Each week, it costs around £3,000 to keep our church open and able to serve our community. We raise all of this money ourselves. If you value our church’s life, we invite you get involved in giving directly or raising money.
Ordained or licensed ministries. God is calling people to give themselves to serve Him and His church as a Priest or Deacon, as a Children’s Worker or Youth Worker, or as a Reader or Pastoral Worker holding the Bishop’s Licence. Is God calling you?
Craft Café – where both experts and enthusiastic novices enjoy a wide range of crafts with company and a cuppa. Bring your own periodic projects, or get involved our projects: from special baby care units to the mission for seafarers.
Mothers’ Union. The MU is a global Christian organization, active in 84 countries and supporting around a million people each year. Our parish’s branch is a great place to serve others and to make and deepen friendships.
Parochial Church Council. Our PCC has a governance role in our parish’s life. Elections are held annually. If you’d like to stand for election, or to inquire about serving on a sub-committee, we’d love you to be in touch.
Helping the church to worship. Worship is the most important thing we do in our parish family’s life. Why not become a server, or join the rotas for leading intercessions or reading from the Bible?
To find out more or to volunteer, please contact the Parish Office in the first instance, or speak to a member of our Parish Leadership Team. We can provide more information about options and put you in touch with the team you would like to join.