There's always plenty going on at St Saviour's. Peruse our latest news to find out what's happening at our almshouse, and learn how our charitable grants are making a positive difference around Southwark.

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Posted 08/12/2014

Reminder – small grants programme closes noon 19th December 2014

A reminder that the final closing deadline for applications to the 2014/15 small grants programme is noon on Friday 19th December 2014. St Saviour’s welcomes applications from constituted community groups in North Southwark and Bermondsey for inclusive community projects, activities and events of up to £5,000, although grants are frequently in the range of £1,000 to £4,000. Funds will […]

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Posted 23/09/2014

St Saviour’s appoints new Chief Executive

United St Saviour’s Charity has appointed Martyn Craddock as its new Chief Executive. Martyn Craddock, presently Chief Executive of the long established St Luke’s Trust in Islington, takes up his new role in early 2015.  He will oversee the Charity’s £30 million of assets, manage its almshouse schemes and develop its community investment programme. One […]

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Charity of the Year

Posted 12/08/2014

Charity of the Year 2014

St Saviour’s was delighted to receive its Charity of the Year 2014 award from Decima Street Tenants and Residents Association today. Matthew Allgood, Grants Officer, accepted the award – a engraved glass plaque - at St Saviour’s House from Fola Ogunkola, Chair of the Decima Street TRA. Also pictured are Maya Lipski, Manager of Rockingham Estate Play […]

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Philip Sturrock Chairman next to Thomas Cure tomb LARGE

Posted 14/06/2014

Queen’s Birthday Honour for former Chair of 400 year old almshouse charity

Philip Sturrock, former Chair of one of Southwark’s oldest almshouse charities, has received an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Philip joined the board of United St Saviour’s Charity in 2008 and became its Chair of Trustees the following year. Under his uniting leadership, the Charity acquired Hopton’s Gardens almshouse, which provides sheltered accommodation for […]

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Thomas Cure Tomb

Posted 13/05/2014

Thomas Cure service Monday 19th May – all welcome

We invite all members of the local community to Evensong at Southwark Cathedral at 5.30pm on Monday 19th May 2014. The annual service will honour Thomas Cure, the principal benefactor of United St Saviour’s Charity. Thomas Cure, who was  master of the saddle horses to Elizabeth 1, died on 24 May 1588 and is buried […]

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Posted 26/03/2014

Ted Bowman dies

Ted Bowman, former Warden of the Great Account of the United St Saviour’s Charity, has died. He was aged 87 and lived in Union Street. He devoted much of his life to the service of local organisations like St Saviour’s, the Borough Market and Coin Street.  

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Posted 14/03/2014

St Saviour’s elects a new chair, vice chair and trustee

Richard Heaton elected chair. Richard Heaton has been elected chair of the United St Saviour’s Charity. A trustee of the charity for two years, Richard has lived in north Southwark for a decade and is a senior civil servant. Paying tribute to his predecessor, Philip Sturrock, Mr. Heaton said: “Under Philip’s leadership St Saviour’s has […]

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Medieval Jug

Posted 25/02/2014

Medieval Flagon on display in the Wheatsheaf pub in Borough Market

A rare 14th century jug found in the Wheatsheaf pub in Borough Market during the recent railway viaduct excavations is now on display in the Young’s managed pub. “We are delighted that the flagon is on display in the Wheatsheaf pub in Stoney Street where it was found. It’s apt that customers will be able […]

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Posted 31/01/2014

Hopton’s Almshouse featured on BBC’s Great Interior Design Challenge

Hopton’s Almshouse, Hopton Street, SE1, was the setting for BBC2′s Great Interior Design Challenge on the evening of Monday 27th January. The hour long programme involved a competition to design the best interior at three of the almshouses as well as exploring the history of the 260 year old sheltered housing property for Southwark pensioners. […]

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Posted 24/01/2014

Housing Heroes Award for United St Saviour’s

United St Saviour’s Charity has received a ‘Housing Heroes’ Award for its management of Hopton’s Almshouse. The Charity won ‘Good Landlord’ at Southwark Council’s inaugural ceremony on 23rd January, after an essential restoration of the historic Grade II listed Almshouse which houses Southwark pensioners. Since acquiring the Almshouse in late 2011, St Saviour’s has invested […]

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