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 2 March, 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: Epiphany

Sunday 6 January to Sunday 17 February, 2019


The Epiphany season extends from Epiphany Sunday (Sunday 6 January, 2019) to Septuagesima Sunday (Sunday 17 February, 2019). White is the colour for the octave and green is the liturgical colour for the season.

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 (Saturday 2 February, 2019)

Epiphany celebrates the revelation that Jesus is the Son of God. The biblical Magi, also referred to as the Wise Men or Kings: Casper, Melchior and Balthazar, were – in the Gospel of Matthew and Christian tradition – distinguished foreigners who visited Jesus after his birth, bearing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. The gifts of the wise men symbolize Christ's identity and mission: gold for a king, incense for God, and myrrh used to anoint the dead.

They wise men are regular figures in traditional accounts of the nativity celebrations of Christmas and are an important part of Christian tradition. God blessed them by warning them in a dream to go home by another route and not to report back to King Herod.

The Epiphany of the Lord will be celebrated with a Sung Solemn Mass on Sunday 6 January, 2019. There are special ceremonies associated with this feast:

  1. 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, Casper, Melchior and Balthazar are there with their gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.  The bambino is removed and the statue of the Infant of Prague takes its place.

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

  3. 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.
  4. A traditional way of doing this is to use chalk blessed during the Epiphany liturgy and write above the homes entryway, 20 + C + M + B + 19. The letters C, M, B have two meanings. They are the initials of the traditional names of the three magi: Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar. They also abbreviate the Latin words Christus mansionem benedicat, “May Christ bless the house.” The “+” signs represent the cross and 2019 is the year.
 

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