The Regular Week
Holy Saviour Church, Croydon
|Tuesday 8am-8.30am||Morning Prayer|
|Tuesday 7.30pm-8.30pm||Night Prayer with Meditation|
|Wednesday 10am-11am||Holy Communion and Prayers|
|Thursday 6pm-6.45||Evening Prayer|
|Friday 6pm-7pm||Choir Practice|
|Saturday 10am-11.30am||Church Open to book your Christenings and Weddings|
|Sunday 10am-11.30am||Sung Holy Communion|
with Sunday School for kids
and every third Sunday Young People’s Independent Group
For Hall Hire call 07746 915795 or 0203 784 3017
Everyone is very welcome…
God Bless you and those whom you love.
Sponsored Walk Completed
On Saturday, 13 July, a number of us gathered in the grounds of the church to commence the sponsored walk to South Norwood Lakes – an approximately 5-mile round trip, which was duly completed. A big thank you to all participants (especially the over 80s) and sponsors. Donations still welcome. All proceeds to Holy Saviour Church urgent building works.
Holy Saviour beyond Holy Saviour
Marie Commissioned as SPA
The Commissioning of congregation member, Marie Williams, as Southwark Pastoral Auxiliary (SPA). Seen here at the end of the service with Commissioning Bishop, Rt Revd Christopher Chessun Bishop of Southwark, in the background. Marie will augment our pastoral care team at Holy Saviour, joining our existing SPA, the lovely Mitzi Isaacs. God Bless the future ministry of our SPAs and, through their care, may all those in our Parish area be blessed.
The Commissioning of the Croydon North Deanery Leadership Team at Deanery Synod on 27 June 2019.
Archdeacon of Croydon, the Venerable Christopher Skilton, with Deaneries Development Officer, Revd Canon Duncan Swan, commissioned the newly formed Deanery Leadership Team made up of both Clergy and Laity who will lead the 12 churches of this Deanery forward in inter-parish faith and mission.
Holy Saviour Church is very much a part of this team, with our Vicar Revd Catherine being the Area Dean and many of our congregation members being part of the social justice and multi-faith projects. This year’s Deanery Confirmation was a very joyful occasion held at Holy Saviour with 27 candidates from across six Deanery churches and 250 people attending.
The Archdeacon started off with the words of St Paul, writing to the Christians in Rome says, ‘For as in one body we have many members, and not all the members have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another. We have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us: prophecy, in proportion to faith; ministry, in ministering; the teacher, in teaching; the exhorter, in exhortation; the giver, in generosity; the leader, in diligence; the compassionate, in cheerfulness.’ (Romans 12: 4-8).
The Archdeacon went on with the Liturgy in which he asked: “Croydon North Deanery Leadership Team do you believe that God has called you to this ministry? And the response of the new Deanery Leadership Team was a resounding “We do”!
With thanks to Revd Canon Andrew Wilson of St John the Evangelist Upper Norwood for his opening prayers.
Monthly Seniors’ Mix & Mingle Continues
Our monthly Seniors’ Mix and Mingle continues with growing numbers. Our Mission Action Team in collaboration with Kerala Welfare cultural association provide refreshments, fun games and presentations to our multi-cultural and multi-faith community. Many enjoyed this month’s flower arranging session. Next one is on Saturday 8th June, from 2pm to 4pm.
Opening of Lightbox Art Exhibition of Glass
On Saturday 13 April, Holy Saviour Church hosted the opening event for Lightbox – an exhibition of glass and light by 14 artists of New London Glass. Over 70 people attended. The exhibition is in the upper church gallery, and the works of art both contrast and bring out the features of the church building. The exhibition has been curated by local artist, Angela Thwaites. It is open during the afternoons and evenings until 27 April. Children are welcome, accompanied by an adult.