St Saviours Seasonal Stories...
The seasons of the church calendar are important to Richard, vicar of St Saviours, a thriving church community in the heart of London. Christmas, Easter, Advent and Lent — all have a special place in the Reverend's heart and actions.
A Candle for Christmas
Four candles. Four stories. One Christmas Day
The vicar of St Saviour’s is preparing for Christmas. Four Sundays, four services, four advent candles to light.
Richard loves Christmas. And he loves the ritual of the advent candles. Only this year is different. Memories and regrets threaten to spoil his favourite season.
Joelle is tired. Tired of the streets; tired of the weather. Tired of being unseen. Could the preparations for Christmas at St Saviour’s herald a new beginning?
Tamara knows this Christmas is going to be different. She’s been planning for weeks. But will it be in the way she expects or is there a surprise in store?
Ellen realises her new-found freedom isn’t as wonderful as she expected it to be. Can she retrace her steps and find restoration? Or is it too late?
Christmas Day. Richard ignites the final candle…
The Nine Readings of Christmas
Nine Lessons. One Christmas story
Christmas is fast approaching. The congregation of St Saviours is caught up with Christmas preparations and parties — not least amongst them their vicar, Richard.
The service of Nine Lessons and Carols has been months in the planning.
Everything is in place for the evening to be the highlight of this year’s church calendar. Until Richard receives a telephone call; his soloist has a sore throat. Can The Service still go ahead? Will Richard seek to find his own solution? Or will God have His way?
Marjorie is baking up a storm; containers full of every Christmas treat occupying all available space. When a Christmas card from afar arrives with unwelcome news — and a gift — Marj is forced to reassess the life she has chosen. Is she where she should be or has her focus on family and church been misdirected?
Ellen, studying and involving herself in the local community, is experiencing dreams of Africa. What do they mean? And does an email she receives have anything to do with them?
Tamara has made her peace with the single life she now leads. But is there more? Are a young girl, a homeless woman, and a Christmas party the key to her happiness?
Joelle has a new home, with a comfortable bed and two cooked meals a day. She also has a family — the family of St Saviours. Can she help Ellen decipher her dreams and discover her heart? Or show Tamara that they are more alike than she may think?
Christmas at St Saviours. Nine lessons; one story.
One Passing Easter
Seven special days. And they lives they changed
The annual St Saviours Pancake Relay is in full flip. Runners and spectators alike are wild with excitement.
Until an accident occurs and an ambulance is called.
Reverend Richard has a full schedule of services and events planned between now and Easter Sunday. Will he be able to continue as arranged, or will circumstances dictate otherwise?
Tamara, persuaded to go on a blind date by a friend and colleague, is desperate for change. Abandoning the shallowness of yet another meaningless relationship, she seeks something deeper this Lent. Can she find the love she longs for? Or will past experiences and hurts keep her in their grip?
Joelle harbours a secret. Does she have the courage to share it with Marjorie? Or is time running out?
Elsewhere, Ellen has found her calling. Or so she hopes. But when disaster strikes her community, bringing with it an unexpected confrontation, can beauty rise from the ashes?
After this one passing Easter, the lives of the St Saviours community may never be the same.