The last year has been so difficult for many people, including those in our community, some of whom are struggling to make ends meet.
Thank you to our volunteers and supporters of our foodbank. Through it, we have been able to help many people through this anxious time.
The funding and donated items for this project comes from the generosity of our parishioners and a supportive grant from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund (managed by the National Lottery). They have helped us build a secure storage shed. There has also been a new ramp that helps people to get into our hall.
Confirmation 2021: Registration is now open and application forms are available to download from the link below.
Long Term Loan of Pope Adrian IV Portrait: We’re delighted that Hertfordshire County Council have agreed a long term loan of a portrait of Pope Adrian IV in our church for public enjoyment. St Saviours church is particularly significant as being in the area that Nicholas Breakspear, Pope Adrian IV was born.
The portrait was presented to us on Monday 14th December in the presence of Bishop Paul McAleenan and will be displayed in the porch at the back of the church once we have arranged the correct casing & protection required to keep this unique piece of artwork secure.
Ceremony of Beatification of Our Founder
It is with great joy that we inform you that the Holy See has determined that the ceremony of the Beatification of our Venerable Founder, Fr Francis Mary of the Cross Jordan will take place on 15th May 2021 at the Archbasilica of Saint John Lateran in Rome. The ceremony will be presided over by Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.
The miracle: A young couple that was expecting a baby in 2014 in Jundiai (Brazil), was informed by several medical doctors and specialists that their unborn child was suffering an incurable bone disease (skeletal dysplasia). Being members of a group of Lay Salvatorians, the parents began to pray through the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God, Fr. Francis Jordan, inviting other members of the Salvatorian Family to join them. The child was born in a complete healthy condition on 8 September 2014, the day of Fr. Francis Jordan´s death anniversary. After the required canonical procedures had been successfully completed, the Holy Father, Pope Francis declared that this miraculous healing was worked by God through the intercession of Fr. Francis Jordan.
Funeral Service in the Church: A Non-Eucharistic service in the Church is now permitted. The number of people gathered should be minimised. The next-of-kin has an important role in determining who is to attend the funeral; members of the person’s household, close family members, or if the above are unable to attend, close friends. Other discussions of the Taskforce indicate a maximum of 15 people including the priest or deacon and stewards.
Other points to consider:
- the mortal remains of the person should not rest overnight in the church;
- no objects should be placed on the coffin;
- no singing is permitted;
- the use of a single use service sheet which is taken away;
- the cleaning of the church;
- people who are not able to attend the service may wish to line the street in a socially distanced way.
The undertakers may assist, if willing, with limiting the numbers entering the church, or this may be the role of local stewards. Some people may find these restrictions too limited and wish simply to gather for a burial or cremation.
The Church and Presbytery of St Saviours is situated on The Crescent, which is just off the High Street. Our address is St Saviour’s Presbytery, 96, The Crescent, Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire, WD5 0DS.
The church of Our Lady Mother of the Saviour address is: 3 Forge Close, Chipperfield, Kings Langley. WD4 9DL
Parish Priest: Fr Richard Mway SDS
Parish Safeguarding Representative St Saviours, Abbots Langley: Marie-Louise Nolan.
Parish Safeguarding Representative Our Lady, Mother of the Saviour, Chipperfield: Fabian Wilson
For general enquiries please call 01923 266177.
Parish Secretary. Katie Allam is available only on Tuesday/Fridays 9am -2pm
Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Our website: https://parish.rcdow.org.uk/abbotslangley
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