Who We Work With
Guernsey Sands (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society) Group provides support and care to anyone affected by the death of a baby in Guernsey. A very special all faith ‘Lights of Love’ service is held in St Saviour’s Church annually in the month of December.
Our support for Tumaini in NW Tanzania began in 2005 with a ‘Buy a Brick’ stall to build the first church and nursery in the isolated district of Kabalekela. We followed up with a water drive for the first local well. Members of our congregation sponsor and pray for orphan families and support appeals for all sorts of resources from solar lamps, books and sewing machines to goats. Many knit blankets, jumpers, sew dresses and washable kits for orphan girls and we celebrate this outpouring of creativity and love in an annual Tumaini service of hope at St Saviour's.
Haba na haba, hujaza kibaba! (Swahili proverb) - Little by little, a little becomes a lot!
For more details: www.tumainifund.org.uk
La Houguette School
Mark regularly visits the school to take assemblies and is occasionally involved in lessons too. At festivals the school holds services at St. Saviour's, Torteval and St Peter’s, and occasionally visits church as part of their curriculum. St Saviour's Church also runs a holiday club in May/June half-term which usually takes place at La Houguette school.
As part of our vision for our church in the future, we have formed a small team of Eco Ambassadors to explore how we can better care for God’s creation. We are on a journey towards reducing our carbon footprint as a church and as a congregation.
In early 2022 we registered with Eco Church. Eco Church is an award scheme run by the Christian environmental charity A Rocha. It recognises churches that are caring for the environment, through giving awards at Bronze, Silver or Gold level. The award takes five key areas of church life into account, including worship and teaching, church buildings and land, community and lifestyle.
Floral St Saviour
We are very grateful to Liz and the team Floral St Saviour for the colourful floral displays that can be seen around the church. From the war memorial to the spring tulips and daffodils, they really do make our church building look spectacular. Floral St Saviour are also involved in bringing nature to our Sunday Club, with gifts for our mums and flowers for all the church ladies on Mothering Sunday, as well as competitions for the biggest pumpkin and the longest runner bean in Autumn, and much, much more besides!