The historic “Alleluia” altar frontal has been carefully packed and sent to a specialist workshop for full restoration. It is hoped it will be completed in time for the church’s 150th celebrations on Ascension Day, Thursday 14 May. The money for the restoration was raised by a special appeal launched in July 2014.
The frontal was embroidered in 1895 specially for Holy Saviour Church by Sister Elizabeth of The Anglican Sisters of St Margaret, East Grinstead. The Sisters ran a school and workshop of Ecclesiastical Embroidery in Bloomsbury which produced highly esteemed work. Sister Elizabeth had been sent to run the orphanage opposite this church.