A warm welcome to St. Saviour's Anglican
Church website. Whether
you are just browsing or thinking of visiting we hope you find it helpful.
St. Saviour's has an interesting past and a significant present.
In 1884 when the Bible Christians disappeared, Orono Anglicans
purchased the present brick church, which the
had built in 1869. The old (now demolished) Church Hall, built
by the Bible Christians in 1845 was the first church in Orono.
In 1965, due to low attendance, only one service a month was
but the church remained active through the efforts of three
women, Viola Morton, Irene Murray and Mary Morris, endearingly called the
There was a revival of membership in the 1970's. In 1984 the
Parish Hall was replaced and named in honour of its construction superintendent,
Today the church celebrates 129 years of continuous existence
with active Sunday School, Youth Group, Servers, a professional organist and
cantor and groups of lay people who read scripture and lead the Prayers
of the People. The Anglican Church Women's group provides services to
the Community too numerous to record. The repainting and decorating
of the Church Hall, where local groups meet each week, is only
the latest improvement to the facilities.
St. Saviour's continues to be a delightful family church spanning
the generations and taking an integral part in a very supportive extended community.
Read about the history of St Saviour's:
History of St Saviour's, Orono,
compiled by Grace Haldenby.