Why ST. SAVIOUR'S?

"St. Saviour" is not a saint!  The members of the early church met for worship in the homes and courtyards of Roman Villas.  Gradually the early Christians began to build separate buildings in which to meet and worship.  These, of course, came to be called churches.  One of the earliest, if not the first, church building is in Istanbul (then called Byzantium) and the remains of that church are still there!  It was called "the Church of the Holy Saviour" and as you probably know, "saint" and "holy" are the same words in the Latin language.

Our church, St Saviour's at Glen Osmond, is dedicated to Our Lord, as are our lives and our works as his "saints", his special people.  The symbol of St. Saviour's, as you can see on the church emblem (also on our banner), consists of three nails and a crown of thorns, signifying Christ's giving of himself for us.  There has been a Church building on this site since 1862 and over 140 years of continuous worship here.  However the first worship service for St. Saviour's congregation was held on 3 September 1854 in what was then the local Mechanic's Institute.

We thank God for the fellowship and prayer of all who have gone before us.  We are thankful for the Gospel proclaimed and received in this parish.  We pray for our clergy and give thanks for those who have served in the past.

 

Page updated on 21 June 2012