St. Saviour's Church, Riga

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St. Saviour's Church (Latvian: Anglikāņu Sv. Pestītāja baznīca) is a congregation of the Church of England in Riga, Latvia. Its parish church is located at Anglikanu iela 2, north of the old town centre (Vecrīga), close to Riga Castle and the banks of the Daugava River.


The neo-Gothic church was designed by Johann Felsko. The foundation stone was laid in 1857 and the church was dedicated on 26 July 1859. Church use was halted during the Soviet occupation, and in 1973 it became the home of the Riga Polytechnic Institute student club.


After Latvia regained its independence in 1991, an English-speaking congregation was again formed under the guidance of Lutheran Pastor Arden Haug. In 1995 the Latvian-born Reverend Dr Juris Calitis became the pastor of a growing congregation. Jāna Jēruma-Grīnberga was installed as priest-in-charge in October 2014, succeeding Cālītis.
The church operates a soup kitchen for homeless people in the undercroft, and supports a club for the elderly (Senioru klubs).


Historical records are held in London Metropolitan Archives.










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  • An Anglican Victorian Gothic church and a very old building dating back in 1859 that has an active involvement in the community.  more »
  • Looks nice from the outside. Unfortunately shut when we turned up on Monday afternoon. In fact a lot of Riga is shut Monday’s. Still if in area snap a photo or 2.  more »
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  • Really nice church with great accoustics. Free lunchtime concerts every wednesday at 13.00. All are welcome! And Grācija (photo below) is here always as well :)
  • Beautiful church ! Great samaritanian work happens there!
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