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St Saviour, Jersey

St Saviour
St Saûveur (Norman)
Saint-Sauveur (French)
Parish Hall of St Saviour
Parish Hall of St Saviour
Flag of St Saviour
Coat of arms of St Saviour
Location of St Saviour in Jersey
Location of St Saviour in Jersey
Crown DependencyJersey, Channel Islands
HeadquartersParish Hall, St Saviour's Hill
Government
 • Connétablevacant
Area
 • Total9.3 km2 (3.6 sq mi)
 • RankRanked 8th
Population
 (2011)
 • Total13,580
 • Density1,500/km2 (3,800/sq mi)
Time zoneGMT
 • Summer (DST)UTC+01
Postcode district
Postcode sector
7
Websitestsaviour.je

St Saviour (Jèrriais: St Saûveur; French: Saint-Sauveur) is a parish of Jersey in the Channel Islands. It is located directly east of St Helier. It has a population of 13,580.[2] It has a land surface area of 3.6 square miles (9.3 km2) and has a very small coastline at Le Dicq.

The parish is quite urbanised, hosting the suburbs and exurbs for the town of St Helier. The most notable settlement is located around the Five Oaks area in the centre of the parish and Georgetown in the South. The village of Maufant is located on the boundary with St Martin.

History

The parish's name derives from Jesus Christ as the Redeemer (Sanctus Salvator). The parish church's full dedication is to St Saviour of the Thorn.

The parish crest displays a thorn with three nails, to represent the Saviour's suffering.

Government House, official residence of the Lieutenant-Governor, is situated in St Saviour

Government House is the official residence of the Lieutenant-Governor, the Queen's representative in Jersey. It was originally known as Belmont and was acquired in 1821. It was originally constructed in 1814.[3]

The church and parish hall are located half way along the road known as St Saviour's Hill. In the 19th Century the road was opened on its current route. Before then, the road ran through the current grounds of Government House. There was formerly an inn in what is now part of the cemetery of the church.[4]

Governance

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The parish is a first-level administrative division of the Bailiwick of Jersey, a British Crown dependency. The highest official in the parish is the Connétable of St Saviour. The incumbent office holder is Sadie Le Sueur-Rennard, who has held the office since 2011.[5] The parish administration is headquartered at the Parish Hall, next to the parish church.

At present, the parish forms three electoral districts for States Assembly elections and elects five Deputies, as well as eight Senators in an islandwide constituency. The current Deputies for St Saviour are listed below.[6] Under the proposed electoral reform, St Saviour will form a single constituency, electing five representatives alongside its Connétable.[7]

Electoral districts and vigntaines of St Saviour
District Vigntaines Deputy/ies
1 La Vingtaine de la Petite Longueville Jeremy Maçon

Kevin Pamplin

2 La Vingtaine de Sous l'Église Kevin Lewis

Louise Doublet

3 La Vingtaine de Maufant

La Vingtaine de Sous la Hougue

La Vingtaine des Pigneaux

La Vingtaine de la Grande Longueville

Jess Perchard

Geography

Bagatelle Road in St Saviour
Georgetown is in the south part of St Saviour

St Saviour is in the east of the island of Jersey. It borders Trinity, St Martin, Grouville, St Clement and St Helier. The south of the parish is a highly urbanised part of town, focused around Georgetown and Five Oaks. The area in the south is known as Georgetown, Plat Douet and Longueville. It is near Howard Davis Park and has a short piece of coastline, the only one in the parish. It is also home to the Rue des Près Trading Estate. The Five Oaks area is home to many schools and suburban housing for St Helier. The remainder of the parish is largely rural, save for a few small developments such as Maufant Village (split between St Saviour and St Martin) and the houses near Queen's Valley Reservoir. The Grands Vaux reservoir runs along the border of St Saviour and St Helier.

In terms of transport, the parish has many main roads that run through the parish to connect to other parishes, such as La Grande Route de St Martin and Longueville Road. Part of the St Helier Ring Road is located within St Saviour. The parish does not have any green lanes. The parish's Connétable Sadie Le Sueur-Rennard said 'I can't see where we would have a green lane',[8] although the parish has a large number of lanes (including lanes that border green lanes in St Martin).

St Saviour is twinned with Villedieu-les-Poêles, Normandy.

Demography

St Saviour is Jersey's second most populated parish, with 13,580 residents in 2011.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
199112,747—    
199612,680−0.5%
200112,491−1.5%
201113,580+8.7%

Religious sites

The parish church is Saint-Sauveur de l'Epine (St Saviour of the Thorn) and is dedicated to Jesus Christ. The parish church existed at least as early as 1087, however each was originally four separate chapels, dedicated to Jesus, St John, St Martin and Mary, mother of Jesus. Before 1145, connecting walls were built to create the parish church. The central tower was built in the 14th century. The parish Rector is uniquely known as 'Rector and Vicar' or 'Perpetual Curate'. The church has four bells, the oldest dating to 1656, the other three dating to 1968.[9] Within its precincts, when plague was raging in 1563, the Royal Court of Jersey found a refuge, by permission granted of Hugh Perrin, on whose fief the building stood.[10] Extensive repairs took place on the church in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It is the best known of the Jersey churches outside the island because of the link to Lillie Langtry, whose father was the church Rector. She is buried in the churchyard, which is the largest of any of the island's parish churches, owing to the generosity of the Connétable in 1844.[9]

Elsewhere in the parish is the Anglican church of St Luke's near Howard Davis Park. It is one of only three in the island to celebrate in the tradition of the Anglican High Church. Due to population growth after the Napoleonic Wars, a new ecclesiastical district was created for Havre des Pas, with the new church completed in 1851. In the park next to the church, there is a War Cemetery dedicated to the servicemen who lost their lives off Guernsey in HMS Charybidis and HMS Limborune.[9]

Landmarks

Education

The parish is home to a very large number of schools. Many of the schools have an island-wide student body, and therefore during school pick-up and drop-off times the roads in the parish can become very congested.

Notable people

Gallery

References

  1. ^ "BBC News - Sadie Rennard wins Jersey constable vote in St Saviour". Bbc.co.uk. 2011-10-19. Retrieved 2012-10-05.
  2. ^ Jersey, States of. "Government of Jersey". gov.je. Retrieved 2020-12-11.
  3. ^ "Government House - theislandwiki". www.theislandwiki.org. Retrieved 2020-12-11.
  4. ^ "A history of St Saviour's Church and the surrounding area - theislandwiki". www.theislandwiki.org. Retrieved 2020-12-11.
  5. ^ "Members". statesassembly.gov.je. Retrieved 2021-03-13.
  6. ^ "Results 2018". Vote.je - States of Jersey Elections. Retrieved 2021-03-13.
  7. ^ https://statesassembly.gov.je/assemblypropositions/2020/p.139-2020.pdf [bare URL PDF]
  8. ^ "All parishes 'need to join the Island's green lane network'". jerseyeveningpost.com. 20 June 2020. Retrieved 2021-01-24.
  9. ^ a b c Hunt, Peter (2010). A guide to the Churches of Jersey. Jersey: Société Jersiaise.
  10. ^ "St Saviour Parish Church - theislandwiki". www.theislandwiki.org. Retrieved 2020-12-11.

49°11′25″N 2°04′45″W / 49.19023°N 2.07916°W / 49.19023; -2.07916

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