Church of England See of Richborough Diocese of St Albans Luton Deanery

Welcome to St Saviour's Church


An Introduction to St Saviour's Church

Welcome to St Saviour's Church website, which gives you some information about our church and congregation. We hope that you will enjoy our website and that you may like to come and visit us - you are very welcome.

St Saviour's Church is situated on Russell Street, (at the top of Wellington Street) in Luton - a 10 minute walk from the town centre. We have a friendly and welcoming congregation of all ages and backgrounds - a place to belong.

Luton has a diverse community and at St Saviour's Church everyone is welcome to Mass, which follows the traditional Anglo-Catholic style of worship within the Church of England.

St Saviour's Church is a beautiful building, and is in fact one of the gems of Luton! Since it was built in 1898, it has always offered worship in the Anglo-Catholic tradition, with incense used each Sunday at the sung Solemn Mass.

Open Church Days and Coffee Mornings at St Saviour's Church

We have Open Church days where all are welcome to join us for a coffee and a chat and a time to refresh at St Saviour's.


The next Open Church day is on Saturday 3 February, 2018, starting at 10:30am.


You are also very welcome to join us for Mass at 10:00am, before the Coffee Morning starts.


When the world seems to be moving too fast ... come and take a break at St Saviour's Church.


Come and have a chat with members of the clergy and congregation - you're very welcome!



Deanery Safeguarding Training at St Saviour's Church

At St Saviour's Church we take our responsibility for child protection and safeguarding seriously. We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting Deanery Safeguarding Training. Safeguardng is everyone's responsibility and essential if you have frequent or regular contact with children, young people and/or vulnerable adults. If you would like to know more about safeguarding at St Saviour's then please contact us.

Deanery Safeguarding Training details:

Date: Saturday 17 February, 2018
Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm
Venue: St Saviour's Church Hall, St Saviour's Crescent, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 5HG

Places are limited so please register for the training course soon.


Students of the University of Bedfordshire - Welcome to St Saviour's Church

St Saviour's Church welcomes students from the University of Bedfordshire to join us for Mass and refreshments.

At St Saviour's Church you will find a traditional Anglo-Catholic approach to worship.

You're welcome to join us and find a place to belong within the Church and the wider community.

So, come and find us at the top of Wellington Street, on the corner of St Saviour's Crescent and Russell Street - just 10 minutes walk from the centre of town and the Park Street campus.

Come and join us for the Church Open Day, Coffee Morning or on Sundays for Mass.


Sunday Mass at St Saviour's Church

Low Mass at 8:30am

Solemn Mass at 11:15am

Portuguese Mass at 3pm


Daily Mass and Other Activities at St Saviour's Church

Daily Mass


Altar Serving


Services Offered by St Saviour's Church


Marriage Ceremony

Requiem Mass


Liturgical Calendar



Liturgical Season: Epiphany

Saturday 6 to Sunday 28 January, 2018

The Epiphany season extends from Saturday January 6 to Septuagesima Sunday (Sunday 28 January, 2018). White is the colour for the octave and green is the liturgical colour for the season.

Epiphany falls on 6 January but is often observed on the Sunday following. The Epiphany of the Lord was celebrated with a Sung Solemn Mass on Sunday 7 January, this year.

There are special ceremonies for this feast:

Firstly, the crib is reset. The straw, shepherds and livestock are removed and the crib now resembles the inside of a house - the 3 kings, Kaspar, Melchior and Balthazar are there with their gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. The bambino is often removed and the statue of the Infant of Prague takes its place.

Secondly, at mass on Epiphany the priest will sing the dates of the movable feasts of the coming year.

Thirdly, chalk is blessed for people to write on their houses the names (or initials) of the three kings with the date of the new year.

Epiphany is the celebration of the Three Kings making their journey to visit the Christ Child.

The Sunday which follows the Epiphany Sunday is the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time when green vestments return. However, it is customary that the Epiphany crib remain in place until Candlemas.

Current and Future Liturgical Calendar Dates

This Month: January 2018
Next Month: February 2018
Holy Days and Feasts in 2018