Our Church

St Saviour’s was consecrated 14th July 1906 by the Bishop of Southwark, and renovated in 1989 when the rear ground to the west of the church was sold to build Warden Assisted Housing. Funding also allowed the rear of the church to be refitted with a Narthex, Hall and Upper Room with lift, and a North range extension providing kitchen, toilets, storage and a corridor to the vestries
The church is light, spacious, well heated, fully carpeted with 175 individual chairs that can be placed in any configuration desired.
The altar is the focal point for the whole congregation with a wonderful stained glass window above it to the East, and smaller stained glass windows to the South and North.
The Blessed Sacrament is reserved in the Lady Chapel, which seats 35 and is used for Sunday Evening Prayers and for mid-week Eucharist services.
To the left of the nave we have a small Remembrance Chapel where candles can be lit and the Remembrance Book is kept.
At the back of the church we have a beautiful statue of Our Lady which is much appreciated for personal prayers and to light candles, and in the centre of the back of the church is a new font for baptisms.
We have a superb William Hill organ built in 1907 completely renovated in 1996, and we now have regular organ recitals and use by a local choral society West Barnes Singers for choral performances.
We have just had a new sound system installed, with lapel and hand-held microphones, hearing loop and CD player, with the Sunday service relayed to the hall via speakers.
Our main Sunday Service is a Sung Eucharist at 9.30am which will continue during our Vacancy, with a Sunday School in the Hall. They enter Church just before Communion and take part in the Service. While we had an Assistant Priest-in-Charge we were able to have 4pm Evening Prayers most Sundays, Choral Evensong the second Sunday evening of the month, and usually an evening Eucharist Service on Wednesdays at 8pm. These three services will not be possible during our Vacancy.
There is a choir vestry, the Sacristy and next to it a locked Parish Office which is not staffed but contains the photocopier. It is open from 10.00 – 12.00 on Saturday mornings when the Churchwardens are available for enquiries.
We are hoping to have a Children’s Corner at the back of the North side. The intention is for the display of Sunday School Work and to enable parents of young children to visit during the service where they can play with books and a few toys.

This is very much at the embryonic stage and has yet to be agreed with the new PCC.

We have a dedicated Flower Committee who weekly arrange fresh flowers for the Church and decorate the Church for special occasions. This is our Easter Garden 2016.

We are particularly grateful to a small group of loyal church members who keep our grounds beautiful and maintain the fabric of the Church.