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REGULAR WORSHIP RESUMING FROM 19 JULY; SERVICES ONLINE ALSO TO CONTINUE

SUNDAYS 9:45 Said Holy Communion in church with some music;
WEDNESDAYS 9:30 Said Holy Communion in church.
CHILDREN’S PRAISE to resume in church at 11:30 on Sunday 1 November; TREASURE SEEKERS to continue online only on the  third Sunday of the month.

We will also offer online services for the foreseeable future. For details of our services online, go to our Keeping In Touch page.

From Sunday 19 July, the church will no longer be open on Mondays and Thursdays.

For more details of these changes, see the Vicar’s message below.

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

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A message from our Vicar (updated 11 July 2020):

HOLY SAVIOUR CHURCH RESUMING REGULAR WORSHIP
As we all continue to adapt to the gradual easing of lockdown restrictions I’m delighted to say that we are now in a position to resume regular worship in our church building. From Sunday 19th July we offer a said Holy Communion service at 9.45 and thereafter a regular Holy Communion every Sunday and a midweek Holy Communion at 9.30 on Wednesdays. Given that we need to keep the building closed for around 72 hours after each service we will not then be able to open on Mondays and Thursdays.

I am thrilled that we are at last able to do this. These last four months have been an utterly extraordinary and unprecedented time for all of us and it feels like a very special moment that we can again start to worship God physically gathered as his people. I do though want to strongly emphasise a few things. First many people I know are still quite anxious about gathering in groups and there is absolutely no ‘expectation’ that anyone should feel ready to join us on the 19th July or on successive Sundays. Second we will continue to offer online services for the foreseeable future. Thirdly, I hope we can all appreciate that worship is going to feel very different for quite some time to come to that which we knew before the pandemic. There will be no singing of hymns and certainly to start with, we won’t be able to offer coffee afterwards. The service will also be considerably shorter than what we’ve been used to. Finally, I want to emphasise that church life and worship are still going through a time of great change as we all try to find our way ahead, so please bear with us and we will continue to keep you posted as these things unfold.

If you want to get in touch with me you can do so at holysaviour1865@yahoo.com or on 01462 456140. I look forward to seeing some of you on Sunday 19th!

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.