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're very welcome.

St Saviour's Church is situated on the corner of St Saviour's Crescent and 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. 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.

 

Luton has a diverse community and at St Saviour's Church everyone is welcome to attend Mass; and here, you will find a place to belong.

   

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 4 May, 2019, starting at 10:30am.

 

You are also very welcome to join us for Mass at 10:00am, before the activities start.

 

'Mother and Toddler' Coffee Moring. Come and join us at St Saviour's.

 

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

 

   

Safeguarding at St Saviour's Church


At St Saviour's Church we take our responsibility for child protection and safeguarding seriously.

Safeguardng is everyone's responsibility and Safeguarding training is 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.

   

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.
   

Music at St Saviour's Church


As St Saviour's Church maintain a traditional appoach to liturgy with a sung Solemn Mass, every Sunday, at 11:15am.

The hymns used as part of the service are published on Music st St Saviour's.

   

Concerts and Events at St Saviour's Church


As part of the 'Saint Saviour's Concert Series' we are pleased to host event and concerts at St Saviour's Church. Our recent successful series has ended; and we are preparing the Concert Series from Advent. We usually host four events a year from December to December.

St Saviour's Church is becoming well known internationally for its tremenous acoustics, with artists coming from around the world to perform here, and as such it represents a great of achievement. Our motivation is to give artists an opportunity to perform at an amazing venue with unbeatable rates.

If you would like to perform at St Saviour's Church or record music at St Saviour's Church then please contact us.

   

St Saviour's Church Privacy Policy


St Saviour's Church Privacy Policy

Diocese of St Alban's approach to Data Protection and GDPR

St Saviour's Church Electoral Roll

   

 

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

Confirmation

Altar Serving

 

Services Offered by St Saviour's Church

Baptism

Marriage Ceremony

Requiem Mass

 

Liturgical Calendar

 


Liturgical Season: Easter Triduum

Thursday 18 April to Satruday 20 April, 2019


The Easter Triduum is the period of three days that begins with the liturgy on the evening of Maundy Thursday, reaches its high point in the Easter Vigil, and closes with evening prayer on Easter Sunday. It recalls the passion, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus, as portrayed in the canonical Gospels.

The Mass of the Lord's Supper and the Easter Vigil were celebrated on the morning of Thursday and Saturday respectively, and Holy Week and Lent were seen as ending only on the approach of Easter. After the Gloria in Excelsis Deo at the Mass of the Lord's Supper all church bells are silenced and the organ is not used. Weddings during the entirety of Holy Week and the Easter Triduum are discouraged.

Maundy Thursday is observed during Holy Week on the Thursday before Easter. Also referred to as "Holy Thursday", Maundy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper when Jesus shared the Passover meal with his disciples on the night before he was crucified. In contrast to joyful Easter celebrations when Christians worship their resurrected Saviour, Maundy Thursday services are typically more solemn occasions, marked by the shadow of Jesus' betrayal. While different denominations observe Maundy Thursday in their own distinct ways, two important biblical events are the primary focus of Maundy Thursday solemnisations.

During the Passover meal, Jesus took bread and wine and asked his heavenly Father to bless it. This Gospel describes the Last Supper, which forms the biblical basis for the practice of Communion. For this reason, many churches hold special Communion services as a part of their Maundy Thursday celebrations. The colour of vestments and hangings is white and gold.

On Good Friday, Christians recall the passion and crucifixion of Jesus.

Mass is not celebrated on Good Friday and the communion distributed at the Celebration of the Lord's Passion is consecrated on Holy Thursday. Images of saints may, in accordance with local custom, be veiled throughout the last two weeks of Lent. Votive lights before these images are not lit. Crucifixes that are movable are hidden, while those that are not movable are veiled until after the Good Friday service. The colour of vestments and hangings is red.

Holy Saturday, is a vigil service that is held after nightfall on Holy Saturday, or before dawn on Easter Sunday, in commemoration Jesus' death and harrowing of Hell. The ceremony of darkness and light is held at the beginning of the Easter Vigil Mass. The paschal candle, whose lighting symbolies the resurrection of Christ from the dead, is lit from the new Easter fire. The solemn procession to the altar with the Paschal candle is formed. Once everyone has processed in, the Exsultet is intoned.

After the Exsultet, everyone is seated and listens to seven readings from the Old Testament and seven Psalms. In Catholic practice, during the Gloria at the Mass, the organ and church bells are used in the liturgy for the first time in two days. If the lights of the Church have been previously left off, they are turned on as the Gloria begins. The Paschal candle is used to bless the baptismal font to be used in the celebration of the sacrament. The Great Alleluia is sung before the Gospel is read, Alleluia being used for the first time since before Lent. People receiving full initiation in the Church, who have completed their training, are given the Sacraments of Christian initiation (Baptism, confirmation, and the Holy Eucharist). The Easter Vigil is an especially appropriate day for Holy Baptism.

In current practice, the use of lighting to signify the emergence from sin and the resurrection of Jesus varies, from the use of candles held by parishioners as well as candelabras lit throughout the church. If statues and images have been veiled during the last two weeks of Lent, they are unveiled, without ceremony, before the Easter Vigil service begins. The colour of vestments and hangings: white and gold. White flowers are often in use in many parishes.

 

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