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.

Public Notice

Roof Overhaul and Repairs

Roof repairs will start at St Saviour’s Church on Monday 9 April, 2018.

The works are estimated to take three (3) weeks to complete.

Mass, services and activities at St Saviour's Church will continue as usual.

You are asked to take extra care when entering or exiting the church or hall and around the church buildings.

We apologise for any inconvenience that these works may cause.

Events at St Saviour's Church

As part of the 'Saint Saviour's Concert Series' we are pleased to announce 'Russian Choral Music'
with the Nikolsky Male Ensemble.

Date: Saturday 14 April, 2018
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Venue: St Saviour's Church
Tickets: Book Tickets in Advance for £7.00 OR Purchase Tickets on the Door for £10.00

The Nikolsky Male Ensemble was formed in 2015 as a part of the Choir of the St Nikolas Monastery, in Saratov. The Russian city of Saratov also has a State Conservatoire which after Moscow and St Petersburg is the third largest in Russia. Members of the Ensemble are chosen from amongst the finest soloists performing in Saratov Opera, Theatre of Choral Music and cathedrals. Each singer has a passionate commitment to Russian music, but they also have an extensive repertoire that includes music written by the great classical composers of Europe.

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 7 April, 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!



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.


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: Lent

Wednesday 14 February to Saturday 31 March, 2018

Lent is a solemn religious observance in the Christian liturgical calendar that begins on Ash Wednesday (Wednesday 14 February, 2018) and ends approximately six weeks later, before Easter Sunday (Sunday 1 April, 2018).

During Lent the annual commemoration of Holy Week takes place, which marks the death, burial, and resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday (Sunday 25 March, 2018), which is also be known as Passion Sunday. Traditionally, Palm Sunday commemorates the entry of Our Lord Jesus Christ into Jerusalem. The days between Palm Sunday and Holy Thursday are known as Holy Monday, Holy Tuesday, and Holy Wednesday. The Paschal Triduum is the period of three days that begins with the liturgy on the evening of Maundy Thursday (the vigil of Good Friday) and ends with evening prayer on Easter Sunday, the three-day period therefore from the evening of Maundy Thursday (excluding most of Thursday) to the evening of Easter Sunday.

During the Paschal Triduum: Maundy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper, where Christ lays out the model for the Eucharist. Good Friday (Friday 30 March, 2018) commemorates the crucifixion of Our Lord Jesus Christ and his subsequent death. Commemorations are solemn and may include veneration of images of the Stations of the Cross. Holy Saturday is the day between the crucifixion of Our Lord Jesus Christ and His resurrection. After sunset on Holy Saturday is the traditional time for Easter Vigil, which ends in the joyful celebration on Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Sunday 1 April, 2018).

The purpose of Lent is the preparation of the faithful for Easter through prayer, penance, abstinence and giving to the poor. During Lent, many Christians commit to fasting, as well as giving up certain luxuries in order to replicate the sacrifice of Our Lord Jesus Christ's journey into the desert for 40 days. Many Christians also add a Lenten spiritual discipline, such as reading a daily devotional or praying through a Lenten calendar, to draw themselves nearer to God.

During Lent, purple vestments return; crucifixes, religious statues, and symbols are veiled in purple material, in solemn observance of the event; and churches remove flowers from their altars.

Current and Future Liturgical Calendar Dates

This Month: March 2018
Next Month: April 2018
Holy Days and Feasts in 2018