Easter Sunday 2018 at Holy Saviour Croydon
Early on Easter Day – Breakfast together after service of first light. Thank you to Kathryn, Doreen, Paul & Liz.
Early on Easter Day – 25 people managed to get up for our 7am Service of First Light! Below is the new Paschal Candle, with lovely décor around it by Michael.
Early Easter Day – our Easter Garden with the stone rolled back from the ‘tomb’. Alleluia He is Risen! With thanks to Miriam for her creative work.
Holy Week 2018 at Holy Saviour Croydon
Friday, 30 March – Good Friday
Our first! Quiet lunch between the services that day. We ate together in fellowship, chatting gently and reflecting.
Our first! Bread-making workshop, led by Doreen & Martin. Fresh bread rolls were produced and shared with many at lunchtime.
Children’s Creative Workshop, led by Michael & Beverley. They made a colourful banner, ready for Easter day.
Stations of the Cross Service, led by Mitzi, Lilian & Dan. A popular but serious service, where members of the congregation move around the church, visiting 14 ‘stations’ which are pictures of Jesus’s journey to the Cross.
Wednesday, 28 March – Agape Meal
Amongst others below are Martin, Earl & Ceilidh at the Agape meal, a bring & share Mediterranean style meal within an informal service in the Church Sanctuary. This is something early Christian did.
Palm Sunday 2018 at Holy Saviour Croydon
A selection of pictures from Palm Sunday 2018, which was on 25 March.
Organist Richard & Treasurer Barbara bring carrots for Ned the donkey before our procession on the local streets. The procession commemorates Jesus’s entry into Jerusalem, he rode on a donkey.
Processing down the street and arriving back at church
Young and old enjoy watching or having rides on Ned the donkey after the service.
A peek at what’s been happening at Holy Saviour!
Croydon Citizens’ Assembly
At 7pm on Thursday 22 March, Holy Saviour Church was packed full of 150 people, for an event organised by Croydon Citizens (Holy Saviour is a part of this, being one of the churches in Croydon North Deanery, e.g. our ‘Rubbish Project’). The event was a pre-Council Election meeting, where Councillor Tony Newman (current leader of Croydon Council) and Councillor Tim Pollard (running for election) listened to, and commented on, issues brought up by representatives of Croydon College, Coulsdon College and Croydon North Deanery Churches. The issues of concern included street safety, mental health and housing. Large numbers of young people were there as well as people from West Croydon Baptist Church and members of the other churches in the Deanery, especially St John’s Upper Norwood, Holy Innocents South Norwood, St Stephen’s Norbury and St Luke’s Woodside. We now need to continue meeting to ensure that the Council is held to the promises made, after the local elections on 3 May.
Plants & Seeds for Our Garden
Sometimes kindness and generosity are overwhelming! See below a huge gift of plants and seeds for our garden, left on the Vicarage doorstep by a local resident. You know who you are! We can’t thank you enough.
Baby Remy is Baptised
Baby Remy was baptised at Holy Saviour Church on Saturday,17 March. He is seen below with his proud parents, Rachel & Dennis, plus godparents.
Our Mothering Sunday service on 11 March was once again followed by a traditional Cream Tea, made and served by our Sunday School children and young people. Many thanks to them as well as to Doreen and Alison who guided them.
Katie & Steven Get Married
Katie and Steven, who are part of our congregation, were married at Holy Saviour Church on Saturday,10 March. In the picture below, you can see them leaving the church after the service as husband and wife, about to be showered with confetti! We pray for them on their honeymoon.
Memorial for Liz Williams
A memorial service for Liz Williams, wife of our former Churchwarden Michael Williams, was held at Holy Saviour Church on Wednesday, 28 February. The picture below shows the altar full of flowers and candles brought up by the congregation in her honour.
Recently at Holy Saviour Croydon…
Ash Wednesday this year was on 14 February, therefore also Valentine’s Day! We spoke about the patience, kindness and generosity in forgiveness of God’s love as we begin the Lent season. We also lit the 40 candles; those donated by members of the congregation at Candlemas. The candles are wonderful in their diversity of shape, size and hue (see below), as are we!
Fish, Chips, Quiz & Sing-a-long
Fish, chips, quiz and sing-a-long night took place on Saturday 10 February. Many thanks to social events team for organising the event, especially to Kathryn for arranging the fish & chips orders, Miriam for administrating the orders and James for the quiz. Thanks also go to Rev Catherine for arranging the sing-a-long.