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Welcome to the Parish Church page

History

The Parish of St Saviour has one churchyard and one cemetery within the Parish.

The Parish Church of St Saviour dates from the second half of the 11th Century and is one of the largest and most beautifully situated of the island churches. The Church and the Churchyard are saturated in the history of Jersey, with veterans of the Battles of Waterloo and Trafalgar buried here.

There are also members of French families, and refugees fled to Jersey and were buried here after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes by Louis XIV in 1685, who led the suppression of the Reformed Church in France and forced Protestants into exile or hiding.

Most famously, Lillie Langtry, daughter of a former Rector of St Saviour’s, is also buried in our churchyard.


Today, St Saviour’s remains a place of welcome and worship with it’s faithful congregation gathering to worship at the times shown below. Special services take place regularly, and we have a strong choral tradition, music being an essential part of our worship.

Management of Churchyard & Cemeteries  

Churchyards have for centuries been used as the place of burial for the dead of the Parish. Burial, monuments and exhumation are, along with all other matters relating to churchyards, regulated by law.

The Minister (Rector of the Parish) and others responsible for the care of churchyards and cemeteries, therefore, need to know the regulations and practices in this area, in particular, to guide the bereaved.

Churchyard, Cemetery regulations & Safety

The bereaved must follow the Parish of St Saviour churchyard regulations agreed by the Ecclesiastical Assembly.

Memorials can only be introduced in line with the regulations. That means that the size, materials and wording of any memorial have to be within the parameters of the regulations.

Churchyard and Cemetery Regulations (Rules)

These regulations, including any subsequent amendments, apply to the cemetery located within the Parish of St. Saviour’s churchyard and cemetery, which is managed by the Rector on behalf of the Parish of St Saviour. All burial permits and rights issued after the announcement of these regulations will be subject to these regulations, and any future amendments made to them.

At a Meeting of the Ecclesiastical Assembly held in the Parish Hall on the 17th May 1990, it was agreed that the following Regulations, recommended by the Parochial Committee, be adopted and that the Parochial Committee be empowered to revise the charges as and when necessary. At a Meeting of the Ecclesiastical Assembly held in the Parish Hall in May  2019, it was agreed that the burial charges are to be reviewed in line with the Jersey Retail Price Index (JRPI) on a Annual basis  and that the Parochial Committee be empowered to revise the charges as and when necessary, giving one month’s written notice to the funeral directors and monumental masons.

Please see below for details of the Cemetery regulations and burial charges.

Burial and Monument Charges

Description:Parishioner Rate:Non – Parishioner Rate:
Purchase of a single burial plot in perpetuity£ 315£ 630
Purchase of a double burial plot in perpetuity£ 525£ 1,050
Purchase of half plots in perpetuity (where available) for the burial of ashes (for 4 persons) (New ashes plot)£ 105£ 210
All memorials Incur a fee of 8% of the total cost to the customer of the monumental mason.£30£30
Flat-rate fee of £55.00/£110 is payable for every additional inscription.£ 55£ 110
Burial of ashes in own grave (digging of ashes plot)£ 105£ 210
Digging a grave and filling in£ 315  £ 630  
Permit to open a vault.£ 315£ 630
To perform exhumation (Subject to legal permission)£ 315£ 315
Permit of ashes in special section£ 55£ 110
Digging a grave and filling in (Other Parish)£945£945

Definitions

ParishionerMeans, a person(s) who resides in the Parish of St Saviour and has a statutory
requirement under the Parish Rates 2005 Jersey Law towards the
Parish Rates (Rate Tax towards the operational costs of the local church).
Non- ParishionerMeans, a person (s) who does not reside in the parish of St Saviour but has
chosen to be buried at our Cemetery and does not contribute to Parish Rate
Tax in the Parish of St Saviour.
BurialIncludes deposit in a vault or brick grave and the interment or deposit of
cremated remains.
Churchyard/CemeteryIncludes the curtilage of a church and a burial ground of a church whether or
not immediately adjoining such church. (NOTE: This includes any area used
for the interment of cremated remains within such a curtilage or burial
ground, whether consecrated or not.) Cemetery Means a burial ground
maintained by a burial authority.
MonumentIncludes headstone, cross, kerb, border, vase, chain, railing, tablet, plaque,
marker, flagstone, tombstone or monument or tomb of any other kind.
Funerals & BurialsNo fee is payable in respect of a burial of a still-born infant, child and within
sixteen years after birth. (At the discretion the Parochial Committee)
Extras:The fees shown in the table do not include charges for heating, the services
of a verger, music (e.g. organist, choir), bells, and flowers, which are fixed by
the Rector.
In the case of a funeral service in church, any costs and expenses
in-curred in respect of routine administration (including arranging dates and
times and the making of entries in registers), making the church available
and lighting it are included in the fee prescribed as payable to the Parish of
St Saviour.
  • Sunday 4th February – Second Sunday Before Lent

    8.00 am – Holy Communion BCP

    9.45 am – Common Worship with Holy Communion – followed by coffee/tea.

     

    Sunday 11th February – Sunday Next Before Lent

    8.00 am – Holy Communion BCP.

    9.45 am – Family Eucharist – followed by coffee/tea.

     

    Wednesday 14th February – Ash Wednesday

    10.00 am – Holy Communion BCP with imposition of Ashes – followed by Refreshments.

    6.30 pm – Holy Communion BCP with imposition of Ashes – followed by Refreshments.

     

     Sunday 18th February – First Sunday of Lent

    8.00 am – Holy Communion BCP

    9.45 am – Common Worship with Holy Communion – followed by coffee/tea.

     

    Sunday 25th February – Second Sunday of Lent

    8.00 am – Holy Communion BCP

    9.45 am – Common Worship with Holy Communion – followed by coffee/tea.

     

    Daily – Monday-Thursday, Saturday – Morning Prayer at 8.00 am.