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.
Sunday 5th May 2013
"Peace I leave you; my peace I give you."
There are few sights more glorious than watching members of the armed forces parading through our streets. Whether it is as part of a big royal event in London, or at our local Rememberance Sunday service, it remains a spectacle that cannot fail to move even the most reserved of us. The glory of the risen Lord Jesus may not be manifested in our streets in such obvious; nevertheless, God's randiant glory is also to be found and glimpsed on the streets of London and in our own communities and neighbourhoods. After His resurrection Jesus left His disciples the gift of peace and He promised them the gift of the Holy Spirit. As the disciples of today we have been bequeathed the great gifts of peace and of the Holy Spirit. These manifestations of God's presence may not always be obvious, but they are always there and just occasionally we will be blest with a glimpse of the glory of the Lord shinning in and around us.
Risen, conquering Son
Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son;
The word of the Lord
Revelation 21: 1-14, 22-23
The popular idea of what people think of as 'Heaven' is largely drawn from passages like this in the Book of Revelation, The Christian must read the pictorial and sometimes strange language in the total light of faith. There are many mountains in the Bible, often places for new understanding, for closer encounters with God. Here the vision is of a city, Jerusalem chosen by God, often disorbedient to his commands, the place where Jesus suffered and died, now transformed and made perfect. Today the city may often have a bad image, of pressured living and the loss of individual identity. In the past it more often suggested security, protection from human enemies, defence against the dangers of the wilderness outside. In the New Jerusalem we can see the ultimate purpose of God fulfilled, as the Creation is brought to perfection. There will be no Temple built by human hands, and even the sun and moon, the greater and lesser lights in the first chapter of Genesis, will be no longer needed because God will be all in all.
Saint of the Week
Saints Hilary of Arles
Hilary (400 - 449) was born in France in the early fifth century coming from an aristocratic family. In the course of his education he encountered his relative, Honoratus, who encouraged the young man to join him in the monastic life. Hilary did so and continued to follow in the footsteps of Honoratus a bishop at the age of 29.
The new, youthful bishop undertook the role with confidence, undertaking manual work in other to earn money for the poor. Hilary sold sacred vessels to ransom captives and he became a magnificent orator. He travelled everywhere on foot, wearing simple clothing.
Hilary encountered difficulty in relationships with other bishops over whom he had some jurisdiction. He unilaterally deposed one bishop. He selected another bishop to replace one who was very ill, but. to complicate matters, did not die! Pope St. Leo the Great kept Hilary a bishop but stripped him of some o
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May Fair 2013 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
Costa Coffee @ Tesco, New Malden
Elegance Dry Cleaners, Approach Road, Raynes Park
Esquire – The Barber Shop – Station Approach, Raynes Park
Hobbledown Ltd, Horton Lane, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 8PT
Just Keys & Cobblers, Station Approach, Raynes Park
Park Café, 56 Coombe Lane, 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.
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
Burns Supper 2012, for more pictures of the night click here
Restoration stakes picture taken on the 12th of November 2011 in the Church hall of St Saviour's Church, for more pics click here