Church of England Diocese of Winchester St. Saviour Iford

St Saviour's Bournemouth

Welcome to St Saviour’s Church

We’re a friendly, caring, inter-generational Anglican church serving the Iford/Boscombe East area of Bournemouth. We are committed to loving Jesus with our whole lives, and to loving and serving each other and our wider community.

Coronavirus update

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, St Saviour’s Church building is currently closed in line with government instructions and advice from Public Health England, the Church of England, and the Diocese of Winchester. This closure includes the church office, Link, and halls. Our vicar and some of the staff are working at home. 

Weekly services

Our weekly services are now online via our website and YouTube channel.

Pastoral support

We have a team of fit and able people contacting the most vulnerable in our church family. We also have a team of six who are able to respond to some practical needs. See contact details below if you need to access this help or if you are able to offer support.

Our children’s minister Caz Gatehouse is keeping in contact with children/families from Kidz Ablaze and Messy Church, and is providing materials. She can be contacted via her email. Follow her on Instagram at st.stavioursparents.

Similarly our youth minister Jez Ferguson is keeping in contact with our young people and providing materials. He can be contacted via his email. See his regular video ‘Thought for the day’ on YouTube. Also follow him on Instagram at st.saviours.youth.

How to contact us

As our office is closed, during this crisis, our emergency contact numbers are as follows:

Revd Canon Andy McPherson – by answerphone 01202 425978, by mobile 07759 063367, or by email [email protected]

David Thompson – by mobile 07736 300875.

BCP Council Covid-19 Community Response Helpline is open 8am-8pm, seven days a week, for people in vital need of food and essential household items. Telephone 0300 1237052.

Our prayer chain is also available if you would like specific prayer. Email [email protected] if you have a request.

Giving online

During this difficult time when our church buildings are closed, we are still a church; meeting virtually for prayer services and fellowship, loving our neighbours by offering practical support to the vulnerable, and caring for our communities. The work of our church is reliant on people’s generosity, a generosity that is a hallmark of a lived-out faith and a testament to it.

We give to our church in a variety of ways, but with the closure of all our buildings we cannot receive all the gifts that we usually would, so we really need your help now. If you are able to give more at this time, please visit our online donations page by clicking here.


The parish of Bournemouth: St Saviour, Iford is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Winchester’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.

Get in touch

Andy McPherson

St Saviour's Church 32 Colemore Road Bournemouth BH7 6RZ

Our website

Men's breakfast

Every Fourth Saturday at 8 a.m. for 1hr

Various locations - check website for details

Our monthly men’s breakfast is a chance to meet up with other men in our area for good food and a good word. Come along to forge friendships, to explore life issues, and to strengthen your faith. There’s a full English breakfast, an illuminating talk by a different speaker every month, and plenty of time for stimulating conversations about life’s challenges and adventures. Be equipped, and be encouraged.

Community group Men's group Event held in a Church Hall
St Saviour's Bournemouth Charity No. 1130676