The Channel Islands offer holidaymakers a touch of the exotic and a peaceful, welcoming atmosphere. All this is just a short flight from the mainland of the UK and Europe. Of this small island group, Jersey is both the largest and the furthest south. Blessed with stunning beaches and vibrant towns, this gem of an island offers something to suit every taste. In addition to an impressive selection of exquisite hotels, Jersey is also home to some fascinating attractions. One such attraction is the historic St. Saviour's Church, not far from the island's main town of St. Helier.
A Picturesque Parish
The parish of St. Saviour sits immediately to the east of St. Helier and encompasses some of the island's most beautiful countryside. Despite being the island's second most densely populated parish, St. Saviour has just 100m of coastline - the shortest stretch of any parish on Jersey. From this short stretch (named the Dicq), visitors can enjoy a picturesque walk up St. Saviour's Hill, above Government House. Atop the hill they'll find the gorgeous church of St. Saviour's of Thorn, which is flanked by a grand cemetery and some pretty woodland.
An Historic Church
Historians suggest that the site of St. Saviours saw pagan worship back in pre-historic times, but the current church dates back to the 11th Century. The impressive tower structure was added sometime in the 1500s.
The beautiful building is crafted from stone, and has a tile roof. In addition to serving as a social hub for the local community, the church still holds regular religious services.
Hotels near St. Saviour's Church
Monterey Hotel and Hotel de France both sit right next to St. Saviour's Hill, making them ideal for visitors keen to see the church. While the Monterey Hotel boasts affordable rates and a pair of exquisite swimming pools, the four-star Hotel de France welcomes guests with an exceptionally pretty courtyard and full service spa.
Those who prefer to stay a little closer towards the vibrant town of St Helier can check in to the Best Western Royal Hotel. This three-star option is popular with professionals, thanks to its generous conference space and business facilities.