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Holy Saviour Church is closed for services until further notice because of the COVID-19 emergency. We are currently awaiting guidance from the Diocese regarding reopening the church for public worship. Meanwhile, go to our Keeping In Touch page to find details of our services online.

From Monday 15 June for a trial period, we are opening the church for private prayer from 9:00am to 12noon on Mondays and Thursdays. If you wish to visit, please observe social distancing guidelines.

You can check the latest health advice from the NHS website and the specific advice for churches on the Church of England website.

If you have a Facebook account, you can join our Facebook group.


A message from our Vicar (updated 27 June 2020):

HOLY SAVIOUR CHURCH STARTING TO EMERGE FROM LOCKDOWN
I just wanted to say a word to everyone about how things may start to unfold for us all in the coming weeks as gradually the restrictions that we’ve been living under start to be lifted. I do hope that some of you are managing to venture out a little more as (we hope) the virus continues to recede. I dare say some might be beginning to think about getting away for a few days even if for many of us holiday plans are now nothing more ambitious than going to visit family or friends!

It’s been really good to see many people coming in to church during the last couple of weeks in spite of the fact that we are not yet able to worship together. Quite a number of people have asked me how soon we may be able to resume regular church services. I’m afraid to say that at the moment we still don’t quite yet know when that will be. It is true that the government have indicated that from Saturday 4th July places of worship are free to resume worship in a limited form. However we are currently awaiting further instruction from the Diocese of St Albans and from the Archbishops of the national church itself as to when precisely we might be able to do this and under what conditions. Those of you who have been involved in the Church of England for as long as me or perhaps longer will know that it has many many great strengths but that fast decision making is not one of its characteristics!

It is likely that as and when it does resume, our Sunday worship will be in a very different form to everything that we’ve all been used to up to now. When we are able to give you a clearer picture we will certainly do so, but for the time being we are working on the basis that church will continue to be open on Monday and Thursday mornings from 9.00 until 12.00 and our current pattern of online services on Sundays and on Wednesdays will continue.

No doubt some people are longing to be able worship again in our beautiful church building. However I also know that others are still quite understandably very reticent about meeting with others in groups indoors. It is then very likely that when ‘in person’ worship does resume we will for some time be seeking to offer a combination of services in church and online services so that we can try to meet everybody’s needs.

Please also note that I am now normally available in church on Thursday mornings between 9.00 and 11.00 and you can continue to reach me on 01462 456140 and at holysaviour1865@yahoo.com.

We hope to be able to bring you further news very soon!

Peace and Very Best Wishes to you all.
God Bless
Ian


WELCOME!

Welcome to the website of Holy Saviour Church. We hope you will find it interesting and helpful.

Holy Saviour Church is a beautiful church with a special atmosphere and is cherished by the people who care for it and worship here.  We are a friendly, welcoming congregation.

Our worship is ‘modern catholic’ in its ethos, with a variety of services, and a tradition of excellent music. We have a sound/loop system, and wheelchairs are available.  We arrange many special services during the year, and are the home of the Hitchin Christmas Tree Festival.

You can find us on Radcliffe Road in Hitchin, an attractive market town in North Hertfordshire, in the Diocese of St Albans. There are four Anglican churches that together form the Parish of Hitchin team ministry, and each serves a district of the town: Holy Saviour, St Faith’s, St Mark’s, and St Mary’s.  We are also an active member of Churches Together in Hitchin.

Our Parish Mission statement:
We aim to share God’s love, forgiveness and care with the whole community through proclamation, service, action, partnership, nurture and spirituality

Please use our contact page if you have any further questions or would like to get in touch with us, and we look forward to seeing you.

Ian Todd
Team Vicar

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Safeguarding Policy
Holy Saviour Church is part of the Diocese of St Albans in the Church of England, whose Archbishops, Bishops, clergy and leaders are absolutely committed to safeguarding as an integral part of the life and ministry of the Church. You can find further information here.