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…. an engineer, singer and photographer living in Scotland

The Parish Church of St. Saviour’s, St. Albans

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Been collecting a lot of material to blog with of late, but not been able to get it posted. Like the previous posting, this comes from a visit to St Albans at the end of April. Many of you may know about St Albans Abbey, and some may have even visited the Abbey.

The Nave and Chancel of St Saviour's Church, St Albans

The Nave and Chancel of St Saviour's Church, St Albans

To the east of the Abbey close to the Midland Main Line (on the route between St Pancras and the East Midlands) I found this little gem.

St Saviour’s church was built at the beginning of the 20th century, the Nave of was dedicated on All Saints Day, 1902 and the Church was Consecrated on 6 December, 1904.

The Nave had taken about fourteen months to build. The materials used were local red brick for the external facings, with Ancaster stone for the dressings; the internal facings of Fletton bricks, and the stone work from Bath stone quarries.

Unusually the church has two organs. One (the church organ) in the chancel and the other (the second) at the crossing. This second organ belongs to The International Organ Festival.

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  • Author: Stewart

    An instrumentation engineer who enjoys photography and singing. Working in the West of Scotland; a member of St Mary's Cathedral Glasgow and Southwark Cathedral; and a volunteer guard/signalman on the Ffestiniog Railway in North Wales.

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