We are now open for socially distanced worship and also regular Zoom evenings:
Tuesdays 7.30pm-8.30pm: Night Prayer & Meditation with reflections on World Spirituality – Zoom
Wednesdays 10am-11am: Mid-week Holy Communion Service with prayers – in church
Thursdays 7.30pm-8.30pm: Group Bible Study – Zoom
Saturdays 10am-10.30am: Prayers for Healing & Wholeness – in church
Sundays 10am-11.30am: Holy Communion Service and Sunday School for Kids – in church
Every 3rd Sunday of the month: Young People’s Independent Group
For this uniquely different year, Holy Saviour has designed a ‘walk by’ Advent-Christmas in the church gardens for all the community to ‘take in’ as they pass by. With huge thanks to our Sunday School leaders who designed and made the model Nativity.
Ash Wednesday 2020
Lent began on Ash Wednesday last week, 26 February. In the picture below, our morning service of Imposition of Ashes began with the lighting of 40 Lent candles to represent the 40 days and 40 nights Jesus spent in the wilderness and to guide us through the 40 days of Lent ahead. The picture is taken from the east end of the church looking to the Rose window at the west end.
Eco-presentation by Sunday School & Young People’s Independent Group
Sunday School & Young People gave an Eco-presentation on the occasion of the farewell service to Archdeacon of Croydon, Chris Skilton, on 19 January.
On Sunday 19th January, the Sunday School led a sermon on saving God’s Creation, the Earth. This Lent we are asking everyone to work together to care for God’s creation and make a commitment to tackle climate change
Some examples of the things you can do this Lent are:
- Give up using single-use plastics e.g. plastic beverage bottles, plastic bottle caps, food wrappers, plastic grocery bags, plastic lids, straws and stirrers, and foam take-away containers.
- Use alternative forms of transport
- Commit to buying no new clothes from unsustainable sources…Sustainable materials are: Linen made from flax; Hemp, another crop; Bamboo; Lyocel; Alpaca; Organic Wool; Silk.
- Try going meat free or reduce the amount of meat you eat: Try Lentil Soup, Crispy Baked Falafel, Vegetarian Tacos, Peanut Slaw with Noodles, Vegetable Paella, Vegetable Lasagna.
- Use less electricity.
- Reduce your waste and recycle more.
- Join the Extinction Rebellion Campaign.
Thank you to Diane and ‘My Time, Croydon’
Holy Saviour Church wants to thank Diane Johnson and her group from ‘My Time, Croydon’ who so generously donated over 30 Christmas gift bags for our church to distribute in our local community. The gift bags contained practical things for getting through the winter such as woolly hats, scarves, gloves, toiletries and a bar of chocolate or two! They were given to members of our congregation for distribution to people they know might appreciate them within our local community.
‘My Time, Croydon’ is based in Thornton Heath and offers a therapeutic approach to adults with learning disabilities and additional physical needs. The group is part of the Surrey & Borders NHS Partnership and Foundation Trust. We are so pleased that the group visited our church twice this year. A huge thank you!
Monthly Seniors’ ‘Mix & Mingle’
The first, for the 2020 New Year, of our monthly community social for older people of all cultures and faiths took place on Saturday 11 January, with delicious refreshments, a game of ‘Beetle’ and a talk on saving money on utility bills. With thanks to its organisers from Holy Saviour and KCWA as well as our newly awarded Croydon Episcopal Area Mission Grant.