Hello and Welcome
Thank you for visiting us. St Saviour's is the Church of England Parish Church of Coalpit Heath, in the Diocese of Bristol.
8:00am Holy Communion
10:00am Special re-opening service (non-eucharistic)
6:00pm Holy Communion
The church is still open for private prayer, but please check in case of holidays:
Monday-Thursday & Saturdays from 8:30-9:00 & 17:00-17:30
We hope to see you then. Please bring a mask, use the hand sanitizer on entry and follow the arrows.
Listen to our recording of the service from the church at 10am on Sunday 9th August. We join a few minutes into the service.
A thank you letter from the Diocese to everyone for our 2019 Parish Share.
We are now going to record our Sunday 10am service especially for those of you who have not been able to attend recently. We hope to do this every week. Do let us know if these recordings are useful to you. Here is the service from 26th July.
Here is the online service for Sunday 2nd August -
the Eighth Sunday after Trinity:
Sunday 2nd August pdf - Audio
We have recorded our 10am service from Sunday 26th July and that will be available here shortly.
16th July 2020: The PCC have reluctantly decided that we have to cancel the Horticultural Show for 2020. This was to have been the 75th show, so we will have to have an even better show next year. We are very disappointed, but wish everyone good health and see you soon.
Rev Lunt leads our service this week, Sunday 19th July -
the Sixth Sunday after Trinity:
Sunday 19th July pdf - Audio
Don't forget; If you can't make it to the service, you can listen to past recordings.
Rev Lunt leads our service this week, Sunday 12th July -
the Fifth Sunday after Trinity:
Sunday 12th July pdf - Audio
Don't forget the church is now open for Sunday services (8am, 10am and 6pm), as well as private prayer during the week (see above). It was nice to see many people last week, but if you can't make it we wish you well. Do let us know if we can help.
Especially for those of you who could not make it to the service, here is the service sheet from our 10am service on Sunday 5th July; our first main service since lockdown -
Sunday 5th July pdf
Our church is now open for Sunday services (see above)
In addition to our in-church services, Rev Lunt has prepared
on-line material for those who cannot attend: Sunday 5th July -
the Fourth Sunday after Trinity:
Sunday 5th July pdf - Audio
Two amazing pieces of news from our local churches supporting Christian Aid!:
Christian Aid Report pdf
We are pleased to announce that the PCC have agreed to open the church in line with Government guidance, for private prayer.
The church will be open:
Monday-Thursday & Saturdays from 8:30-9:00 & 17:00-17:30
and Sundays from 10:00-12:00.
We hope to see you then. Please use the hand sanitizer on entry and follow the arrows.
We have produced a newsletter with some updates for you. This has been sent to everyone we have email addresses for and delivered to those that we don't. If you would like to be kept updated more regularly, please ensure we have your email address.
June Newsletter pdf
In the wider news, just last week Canon Dr Mandy Ford was announced as the new Dean of Bristol Cathedral. We look forward to welcoming Mandy to the diocese and working with her. You can see her video on this link:
The Community of the Sisters of the Church are open again, and are looking for food or money donations. You can read their letter.
A poster for Christian Aid Week
If you have any problems accessing these files, please contact Andrew on 0797 197 6544.
A connected church
- Minister's Letter
We live in a strange time, an unprecedented time of social isolation and suspension of normal activities. The panic buying in the supermarkets has shown human selfishness and insecurity, but the leaflets being posted through letter-boxes offering help for the vulnerable are a sign of unselfishness and generosity.
It is a strange time to be the church. We are so used to meeting together that we wonder what it is to be the church in our own homes, as it were. The church is oriented towards a physical presence, not just a separate building, but what we do together: praising God, confessing our sins, exchanging the peace, sharing bread and wine... It is a pity particularly at this time of year that we cannot celebrate Holy Week and Easter together. However, I have produced some leaflets for prayer and reflection for Palm Sunday, Holy Week etc., which we have put on the church website. Do make use of these in your own personal devotions.
The archbishops have written recently that the church, nationally, is making a growing range of digital resources available including weekly video broadcasts each Sunday; daily audio for prayer for the day and night prayer; webinars for churches; daily #LiveLent content; new mental health reflections; and apps and smart speaker skills. Lots of this content is also available in downloadable and printable formats. More will be added in the weeks and months ahead. The BBC is also offering services on television and radio and online which people can access and the national church is working closely with them.
Of course, not everyone has access to the internet, but a daily service is broadcast on Radio 4, Long Wave and Digital Audio (BBC Sounds), at 9.45am each day, and Choral Evensong is broadcast on Radio 3 at 3.30pm.
Although the churches are now closed for public worship and we cannot congregate at present yet still we can relate to each other and to God in an invisible way. I pray that in this time there may be a flourishing of prayer for each one of us. We have some other useful resources below.
We will be joining Bishop Viv for her services being broadcast on Maundy Thursday at 10:30am and Easter Sunday at 10:00am:
The liturgy for these services, are here: Maundy Thursday liturgy and Easter Sunday liturgy and the sermon for Easter Sunday
The services can be found on the Cathedral's Facebook and YouTube channels and on their website
Karen Bidwell has produced the schedules for this years 75th Annual Horticulturaly & Craft Show taking place on Saturday 5th September at 2pm:
Sorry, the Horticultural Show has been cancelled due to Corona Virus. We hope to see you next year.
Adult and child
Colin's prayer for April.
Colin has also produced some Coronavirus prayers.
As you prepare to celebrate Easter at home or on your own, you may enjoy an illustrated walk through the holy land, following in the steps of Jesus. With thanks to Jessica.
Here are some other links that may be useful:
Gospel Reading for the 5th Sunday of Lent.
Finally if there is anything we can do to help during this time of isolation, please contact us via Colin or Andrew (882867) or other members of the church.