The Parish of Saint Saviour's Raynes Park, London
We are a parish in Raynes Park South London under the Diocese of Southwark. We are grateful for your interest and invite you to learn more about our parish family.
Our main service is at 9.30am on Sundays and evening prayer at 4pm also on Sundays. Please have a look at Services Page for more details.
The Parish is now part of a United Benefice with All Saints' Church, South Wimbledon, (about two miles distance), with whom it shares its Parish Priest. All Saints' Church is another Forward in Faith Parish under the pastoral care of the Bishop of Fulham.
12th October 2014
28th Sunday in Ordinary Time - 17th After Trinity
Whose job is it to get people into Church? Avery many of you might answer the Priests! He is the one who is paid to build the Church up and get people attending. No doubt your Parish Priest is doing his best to build up your Church but it can't just be down to one person.
One of the responsibilities we have as Christians is to spread the Gospel. If your faith means anything to you then you will wants others to know about the love and life offered in Christ Jesus. Do you do the obvious things like invite friends and neighbours to come along with you? Do you tell people what a difference having faith makes to your life - if not why not? The Church grew by people evangelizing each other, by people telling one another the wonderful message of the Gospel. As St Teresa of Avila said in her wonderful prayer, Christ has no hands but ours with which to touch the world. Let us use them to spread his Gospel in our daily lives.
The proud sin greatly who, after studying secular literature and having turned to the Holy Scriptures,
consider all that they say to be the Law of God, and not endeavor to come to know the thoughts of the
prophets and apostles, but seek out from the scriptures inappropriate texts for their own thoughts,
as if they were good work, and not the most defiled kind of study: to distort the thoughts of Scripture
and submit them to their own intentions, in spite of obvious contradictions... It is proper to children
and chartalans to try to teach that which they do not know.
(St. Jerome, Letter to St. Paulinus)
The word of the Lord
"The Lord is my shepherd" is one of the most familiar passages in the Bible, to believers and non-believers alike. In a day and age in which our society is increasingly concentrated in urban and suburban areas, the beautifully pastoral imagery still resonates with us. Perhaps a key to its appeal is the assurance of the protection and confidence which comes from our relationship with the shepherd.
In this Psalm, we are reminded not only of his provision for us. The life of the faithful person is one which is never in isolation. No matter what travails of joys we experience in life, we are reminded that the Good Shepherd is there to walk each step of the way with us. As we repeat the words, we are reminded that the love of god is all-embracing in our existence as believers.
St Luke, 18th October
Like a very many of the earliest Saints we do not know huge amounts about St Luke. Traditionally he was a doctor (Col 4.14) and quite possibly a Gentile. We know that he accompanied St Paul on three of his missionary journeys, from Troas to Philippi, from Philippi to Jerusalem, and then to Rome. Other traditions suggest that he was a member of the earliest Christian Community at Antioch. Another tradition tells us that he was unmarried, wrote his Gospel in Greece, and lived to the age of 84. Whichever of these is true, Luke's great gift to us is firstly his Gospel and secondly the Acts of the Apostles. both books provide essential and unique views of life and ministry of Jesus and the life of the early Church. Without them we would be very much the poorer. So let us give thanks for his life, writings, and witness.
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St Saviour’s Church Hall
Grand Drive, Raynes Park SW20 9DG
Function room suitable for Play Groups, Social Occasions, Meetings. Children’s Parties
Available for Hire
A Parish hall with seating and tables for 70 people
Use of Kitchen. One off Bookings £20 per hour,
Upper Room with seating for 45
£15 per hour
May Fair 2014 Sponsors
St Saviour’s Church is grateful to the following companies and individuals who kindly sponsored the May Fair by providing goods or vouchers:
Arumi, Approach Road, Raynes Park
Barkers Chemist, 16 Lambton Road, Raynes Park
Elegance Dry Cleaners, Approach Road, Raynes Park
Elys of Wimbledon
Esquire – The Barber Shop – Station Approach, Raynes Park
Just Keys & Cobblers, Station Approach, Raynes Park
Lime & Thyme, 56 Coombe Lane, Raynes Park
N&K Threshers Wines, Approach Road, Raynes Park
Station Flowers, Raynes Park Station Concourse
The Edward Rayne, Coombe Lane, Raynes Park
The Olive Garden, Coombe Lane, Raynes Park
The Whistle Stop, Approach Road, Raynes Park
Tudor Williams Limited, New Malden
Webster & Derby Estate Agents, Kingston Road, Raynes Park
Please give them your support.
First Holy Communion May 2014, for more pictures of the night click here
Burns Supper 2012, for more pictures of the night click here