At Divine Saviour, we are proud to serve the parishes of St Saviour's Abbots Langley and Our Lady, Mother of the Saviour Chipperfield.
Fr. Richard Mway (SDS) is parish priest across both parishes, as well as being a foundation governor, our Religious Education and Catholic Life link governor and regular visitor to our school.
Please see below about what it means to some of the young parishioners in our school to belong their parish communities:
St Saviour's Parish
'Abbots Langley Roman Catholic parish is part of the Watford Deanery of the Westminster Diocese. The Society of the Divine Saviour (The Salvatorians) founded the Church in 1928. The church as it is seen today was built much later and was consecrated in 1963.
The current parish priest is Fr. Richard. He is a kind and considerate parish priest. He knows us all by name and he always has a welcoming smile when he visits our school. Together, Fr. Richard and the parish of St Saviour's are a curial part of our school community. They often offer their hearts and prayers to help us in any way they can and love to hear updates about what we are up to from Fr. Richard.
St. Saviours is a caring, kind and social community who are supportive to one another. There are strong bonds between all who attend mass at this parish and it feels like a second family to us all. Many of us who attend Divine Saviour School also are active members of this parish who altar serve or read at mass. All are welcome at St. Saviours and new members are invited in with love and open arms.
When Fr. Richard opens the doors to the church he is also opening his heart to us. The parish of St. Saviours has played a big part in our school and personal life. For some of our class this parish has played a big part in our families lives. Some of our parents have attended this church for a number of years and some of us have attended this parish since birth. We always feel comfortable and at ease when we attended Mass or parish events .
Our Lady Mother of the Saviour Parish
The Parish of Chipperfield is situated in the Watford Deanery, serving the local areas of Chipperfield, Kings Langley, Bovingdon and Sarratt; it is part of the Diocese of Westminster. The parish is served by the Society of the Divine Saviour (Salvatorians) and we share our parish priest with the neighbouring parish of Abbots Langley.
At Chipperfield Church everyone is welcome. The parish is very welcoming and kind. They know the members of their parish very well and always take time to talk to us and ask how our week has been.
The parish community is very close at Chipperfield Church. For many, they have attended this church for a number of years and strong relationships have formed because of this. For some of us, Chipperfield parish offers a second family to rely on. We have attended this church since birth and known the members of the parish very well. It was at this parish that some of us were baptised, made our first confession and also made our First Holy Communion. We love the sense of community and feel so welcomed and loved by all.
Written by the children in Year 6
For further details about the Parishes of St Saviours and Our Lady, Mother of the Saviour please click on the links below: