Christingle

Come to the Christingle Service in aid of The Children’s Society on Sunday 4th December at 11.15am at Holy Saviour Church.

Everybody will be involved in making their own Christingle during the service and then lighting it.  All are welcome!

The Journey of Childhood in music and words

On Sunday 20 November at 3.00 pm, Holy Saviour Church will host a concert in aid of Save the Children, to raise funds to help relieve the plight of refugee children.  The concert will include music by Bernstein, Schubert, Debussy & Mozart, with favourite childhood memories & songs from the shows, interwoven with poetry and prose.

Performed by Lois Murray – Soprano, Trevor Hughes – Keyboard, Gillian Hughes – Clarinet & saxophone & Jane Campion Hoye – spoken word.

Admission by donation (suggested £10).  Refreshments provided.

The Friends of Holy Saviour AGM

All are welcome to attend the AGM of the Friends on Wednesday 19 October at 7.30pm in Holy Saviour Church, Radcliffe Road, Hitchin.

The guest speaker for the evening will be Keith Hoskins, Town Centre Manager, who will talk about the work of Hitchin BID (Business Improvement District).

Christina Rossetti: Faith & Poetry

The Friends of Holy Saviour Church invite you to their next “Talk & Tea“ on Sunday 25 September at 3pm in Holy Saviour Church.

The poetry of Christina Rossetti has always been popular – known to many from childhood readings of “Goblin Market” to “A Birthday” and “Remember” and from the words of the ever popular carol “In the Bleak Mid Winter”.  This talk, by Dr Serena Trowbridge, will explore Rossetti’s poetry, her life and faith, and the influences which helped to make her an exceptional poet.

Tickets £8 (Friends £7), including refreshments, available from Clare Fleck, 01462 646257, or the Hitchin Initiative Office, Churchyard.

Melodies at Maydencroft

Come and join us in the wonderful setting of Bunyan’s Barn at Maydencroft Manor, Gosmore, for an evening of musical entertainment provided by Hitchin Band.  The concert takes place on Saturday 10 September 2016 at 7.00 pm.

Hitchin Band is currently celebrating its 150th anniversary, having recently traced its origins back to 1866.  The Band has formed the cornerstone of musical culture in and around Hitchin ever since and with recent contest successes is now regarded as one of the leading bands in the London and Southern Counties region.

Hitchin Band and their Musical Director, Graham Chambers, are delighted to be playing at Maydencroft Manor in support of Holy Saviour Church.  All proceeds will be applied to the Organ Fund.

Tickets are £10 and are available from Frances (tel 01462 434762) and Sheila (tel 01462 621699).

Sponsored Bike ‘n Hike

The annual Sponsored Bike ‘n Hike, organised by the Beds & Herts Historic Churches Trust, takes place on Saturday 10 September 2016.

This is a good fun day for families and all who like to cycle or walk, and for those who have a competitive streak too… who can do the most?  AND you will raise money, half for Holy Saviour Church and half for the Churches Trust.

Sponsorship Packs for cyclists, walkers, and church helpers are available at the back of church, along with Churches Trust information.

We need church helpers to welcome visitors on the day – please sign up (or email me) if you can offer an hour on the day.

Gill Chidgey (gill.chidgey@gmail.com or 07576 269226).

See more at www.bedshertshct.org.uk/bikenhike.html

Living Threads : Restoring Life to Beautiful Fabrics

On Sunday 17 July at 3pm, The Friends of Holy Saviour Church invite you to join them for another “Talk & Tea” event.  Janie Lightfoot will give an illustrated talk on the work of textile conservation, and the wide range of projects conservators encounter.  Her studio – Janie Lightfoot Textiles – carried out the conservation of Holy Saviour Church’s beautiful Alleluiah Altar Frontal last year.

Tickets (including tea and light refreshments) £8 (£7 for Friends of HS) available from Gill Chidgey, 01462 646257, or Hitchin Festival Box Office at Town Centre Initiative, Churchyard.

Inner Glass Doors Appeal – Success!

Inner Glass Doors Project
We’re delighted to announce that the appeal has achieved its target. The sum collected amounted to £16,510, and all this money will be applied to the project.

The work is largely complete, but we are still awaiting delivery of the second set of handles which will be fitted to the north doors in place of the temporary ones. The handles have been specially designed for Holy Saviour Church by our church architect, Michael Dales, and so have had to be specially manufactured.

Many thanks to all who have so generously supported the appeal!

A Parisian Promenade: Mozart to Montand, Puccini to Piaf

On Saturday 7 May at 7pm, The Friends of Holy Saviour Church invite you to a visual, musical and evocative lecture exploring how Paris has inspired countless musicians throughout the centuries. From classical to popular, ethereal to “oh-la-la”, their music conjures up the atmosphere of Parisian boulevards, cabarets, cafés, restaurants and the river Seine.

The talk, by Desmond Colborne, international lecturer and lifetime resident of Paris, will take the form of a walk down musical memory lanes, following in the footsteps of composers and singers. The Promenade will include music by classical composers Mozart, Chopin and Liszt and popular music by Broadway composers such as George Gershwin and Cole Porter as well as songs popularised by musical stars like Edith Piaf, Josephine Baker, Maurice Chevalier, Yves Montand and Charles Aznavour.

Guests will be transported through sight and sounds during this musical promenade, evoking in the words of singer/composer Charles Trenet, “La Romance de Paris”.

Tickets (including light refreshments) £12 (£10 for Friends of HS) available from
Clare Fleck, 01462 646257, or Hitchin Initiative Office, Churchyard.