The beauty of holiness
At St Saviour's we love celebrating the special events of the church year. This means marking the different liturgical seasons like Advent (a time of watching and waiting) and Easter (a time of great joy). The colour of vestments and other fabrics change, as does the style of music. During Advent and Lent we do not have flowers.
Some feast days are particularly important to keep, and we do so by hosting special services, which are sometimes followed by refreshments and the chance to meet other people. Often there are hymns and other pieces of music that can only be sung on that day of the year, and we want to keep traditions alive!
It is a particular joy to have a number of guest preachers throughout the year. These often come on the third Sunday of the month when we also have a time of healing during the Sung Mass. The preacher is encouraged to assist with this popular ministry, anointing those coming for healing after a member of the congregation has laid on hands in prayer.
Some of our special festivities
Service of Nine Lessons and Carols
Christmas Eve Crib Service
Midnight Mass and Blessing of the Crib
Christmas Day Sung Mass
Epiphany of Christ
Presentation of Christ (Candlemas)
Ash Wednesday with Imposition of Ashes
Maundy Thursday Mass of the Last Supper
Good Friday Liturgy of the Lord's Death
Easter Day Mass of the Dawn
St George's Day Sung Mass
The Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)
Dedication Festival (around 16 July)
All Saints Day Sung Mass
All Souls Day Said Mass