Comment on Croydon Incident

As posted on Southwark Diocese website

The Revd Catherine Tucker, the Vicar of Holy Saviour, Croydon wishes to apologise for any offence which has been caused by her regrettable comments concerning the fatal shooting of a police officer in Croydon in the early hours of this morning.

The Bishop of Southwark, The Rt Revd Christopher Chessun, has been in touch with the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police and the Revd Prebendary Jonathan Osborne, Senior Chaplain to the Metropolitan Police Service, offering his condolences on behalf of the Diocese to the family and colleagues of the officer, as well as expressing his distress at this shocking incident. The thoughts and prayers of the whole of the Diocese of Southwark are with the police officer, his family and friends and the whole Metropolitan Police Service at this time.

Holy Saviour Church Croydon – Regular Services
Still socially distanced in the church – please wear a mask

Following the most recent Government Covid-19 guidelines
And have weddings, baptisms and funerals with max. 30 people

Tuesdays 7.30pm-8.30pm
Mindfulness Meditation &
Night Prayer with reflections
on world spirituality
“grant us a quiet night”

Wednesdays 10am-11am
Holy Communion Service & Prayers. Kids are welcome
“Grace, mercy & peace”
Also live streamed by twitter @holysav1

Thursdays 7.30pm-8.15pm
Online Zoom Bible Study
-illuminate the historical, cultural, and biblical context of Scripture-
Contact for Zoom link

Saturdays 10am-10.30am
Prayers for
Healing & Wholeness
“receive Christ’s healing touch to make you whole”

Sundays 10am-11.30am
Parish Holy Communion Service with Sunday School for Kids
“The Lord be with you”
Also lived streamed twitter @holysav1

& Every 3rd Sunday of the Month Young People’s Independent Group for Teenagers


Church News

  • 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.

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  • 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.

    After the presentation Archdeacon Chris reminded us that God gave us an unpolluted Creation, the Garden of Eden.  We need to look after the Creation God gave us.
    And Kathryn Prentice, Sunday School Leader writes:

    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:

    1. 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.
    2. Use alternative forms of transport  
    3. Commit to buying no new clothes from unsustainable sources…Sustainable materials areLinen made from flax; Hemp, another crop; Bamboo; Lyocel; Alpaca; Organic Wool; Silk.
    4. 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.
    5. Use less electricity.  
    6. Reduce your waste and recycle more.   
    7. Join the Extinction Rebellion Campaign.

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  • 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!

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  • 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.

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  • Holy Savs – Christmas in the Community

    Holy Savs rocking the Christmas Carols on Bensham Lane yesterday, Friday 20 December 2019, evening, putting positivity back into our streets. Thank you to our community who were so responsive! 
    Join us for Christmas: 

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