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Jersey Churches


Parish Churches

After the collapse of the Roman Empire, came the Dark Ages. It is known that St Magloire went to Sark in 550AD and from there friars were dispatched to the other Channel Islands. St Helier arrived in Jersey at around the same time but was murdered in 556.Until the arrival of the Vikings these were relatively peaceful times.

A visit to Jersey must include visits to the various parish Church buildings. Some date back to the 11th and 12th centuries. It is likely that many of these were originally sites of pagan worship.

St Helier

Named after the town's saint, parts of the church date from the 11th century. The gallant Major Pearson who defeated the French when they last invaded in 1781, is buried here.

Bond Street, St Helier

 

St Johns Jersey
St John's


St. John is a rural parish in the north of the island with a population of 2,500. Although geographically close to France, the Deanery of Jersey has been part of the Diocese of Winchester, in the Church of England, since its transfer from the Diocese of Coutances in 1499.

The oldest parts of the building date from 1050AD but St John's proves that the Church is alive and active.

Services

8.00am, 10.30am & 6.00pm



Sunday:
8.00 am HOLY COMMUNION 1662 Prayer Book service, including a short sermon
10.30 am MORNING SERVICE as follows:
  1st Sunday - Family Worship
  2nd & 4th Sundays - Holy Communion
  3rd & 5th Sundays - Morning Worship (Sung)
6.00 pm EVENSONG Sung evensong using the 1662 Prayer Book (First Sunday only)
 
Midweek:
Services as announced.

Service times do occasionally change from those shown above. Check their website http://www.stjohnschurch.org.je/ 

St Saviour's

The life of Liily Langtry was extraordinary and was born in the rectory and married twice at the church. She is buried in the churchyard.

 
 
 
 
 
 

  

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