• Location

  • St Saviour's Church
    Warwick Avenue
    Little Venice
    London
    W9 2PT

  • t: 020 7723 1968

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  • How to get here

  • tube_iconWarwick Avennue (2 mins)

  • London busses 6, 414, 46

  • London busses Residents Parking Zone C - Mon - Fri (8.30 - 6.30). No restrictions at weekends. Some pay + display parking in front of church and in Warwick Avenue

Service times

Sunday 8:00 am Low Mass and Homily
Sunday 11:00 am Solemn Mass and Homily
Monday 6:30 pm Low Mass
Wednesday 6:30 pm Low Mass
Friday 6:30 pm Low Mass

Officials

Church Wardens Deborah Smith & Geoff Hay
PCC Secretary Alev Eveleigh
Treasurer Tom Davidson
Sacristans Betty Robinson
Tina Altamore
Director of music Jonathan Cunliffe

Historical links

The Church of Saint Saviour

St Saviour’s is a striking, angular and soaring 1976 brick church adjacent to Warwick Avenue underground station.

Its hexagonal interior is light and welcoming, providing a fantastic setting and focus for mass and worship.

History of the building

The current brick structure replaced a vast gothic structure made of kentish ragstone and built around 1855, by Thomas Little architects for the princely sum of £12,140. It also contained later contained two 31” bells, made by Mears in Stainbank in 1876, to replace the original small bell.

This old building was demolished in 1972 and it was replaced by a contemporary brick structure,designed by Michael Biscoe, of (then) Biscoe and Stanton architects. The original church was deemed too large for its 1960’s congregation and it was proposed that the new design for the site accommodate a block of flats at the rear of the new development.

St Saviour in the past

The original St Saviour Warwick Avenue, photo from here

Suggestions by the Paddington Waterways & Maida Vale society to maintain the church's original tower were reportedly ignored. A vertical feature it was felt was desperately needed in the area as Warwick Avenue is one of the broadest streets in London.

The church construction was completed in 1976, but by that time, one of the original bells was damaged in an attempted theft. The last remaining bell was hung, and chimed electronically, in the new fiberglass spire.

What’s it like at St Savours?

Mass at St Saviour’s is extremely popular with young families, as well as single people and older members of the Parish.

This is due in part to the superb and extremely popular Sunday School that is available to both Sunday Masses at 8:00 am and 11:00 am, but also due to the friendly and welcoming congregation. Following the 11:00 am service, there are refreshments which are a friendly and delicious affair where parishioners can meet and catch up on news from the previous week.

The style of worship is relaxed within a modern catholic liturgy. Baptised Christians of all denominations are welcome to receive Holy Communion at the Mass.