Who was St Salvador?

St Salvador can be another name for Jesus.  He is the Saviour Saint, who through his death on the cross gives his life to save the world and brings freedom and forgiveness to all people.  So, by dedicating the building to Saint Salvador, the founders and congregation are stating that this act of self sacrifice by Jesus is central to their life and faith.  And to reinforce this, the cross, the symbol of Jesus’ work of salvation, can be found in many places inside and outside the church. The crucifix in our sanctuary shows Jesus, both crucified and risen, extending his arms to embrace the world he loves.


There is also a St Salvatore of Horta, a Franciscan who was canonised in 1938, the same year that the church was consecrated. You can read more about him here