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.
20th July 2014
16 in OT/5th After Trinity
The Athanasian Creed.
There is a very good chance that you have never even heard of this Creed as it almost never used these days. Those of an older generation might just remember its use. It was, by custom, recited thirteen times a year on chosen Holy Days. The fact we no longer hear it is a shame as there is much value and teaching in it.
There are various theories regarding the Creed's composition, ranging from St. Athanasius himself, to St. Ambrose to slightly later dates. Dates between 381 and 428 seem to be roughly accepted.
The Creed is formed of two sections: one dealing with the doctrine of the Trinity and the second dealing with the mystery of the Incarnation. Critically it begins and ends by pointing out that all is in the Creed is necessary for salvation.
Why not look it up and read through it. You can find it by searching it on the Internet, looking in a Book of Common Prayer, or talking to your Parish Priest.
Prayer by John Wesley
O God, seeing as there is in Christ Jesus
The word of the Lord
Every Christian knows how inadequate our prayers often seem to be. How can we rightly bring our prayers and requests to God, who is all-powerful and all knowing? Just as he came to us and took on our human limitations by the Incarnation of Jesus Christ, so now the Holy Spirit comes to lead us into truth and brings us into holiness that we can never reach by our own efforts.
Prayer is not a frantic attempt to reach and influence a distant God. It is God's own work in us: we pray because he gives us a desire to pray. St Paul suggests that through the Holy Spirit in the Christian soul, God is interceding for the needs deeper than we can recognise for ourselves. This is a great mystery which we must prayerfully accept as part of the grace.
Saint of the Week
20th July (23rd July)
From the age of seven, Bridget had visions of Christ crucified. She lived her married life in the court of the Swedish king Magnus II. Mother of eight children (the second eldest was St. Catherine of Sweden), she lived the strict life of a penitent after her husband's death.
Bridget constantly strove to exert her good influence over Magnus; whilst he never fully reformed, he did give her land and buildings to found a monastery for men and women, which became the Bridgetine Order, which still exists today.
In 1350, Bridget received a vision, braving a plague-stricken Europe to make a pilgrimage to Rome, where she remained.
Bridget's plgrimage to the Holy Land was marred by shipwreck and the death of her son, Charles, contributing to her death in Rome in 1373. In 1999, she, Ss. Catherine of Siena and Teresa Benedicta of the Cross were named co-patronesses of Europe.
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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