The parish of St Saviour is situated on the island of Jersey, and is one of the twelve parishes that make up this beautiful part of the Channel Islands.
Uniquely on the island St Saviour is all but landlocked, and features only a very small access to the coast whereas its 11 neighbours all have extensive coastal regions. It is also the second largest parish on Jersey, with a population of more than 12,000.
Rather confusingly, St Saviour is also the name of one of the ten parishes on nearby Guernsey, and here it is a western borough that is notably home to the water supply reservoir that feeds the rest of the islands.
Whichever of the Channel Island St Saviour’s you intend to visit, you will be rewarded with a beautiful and very interesting time, for these islands are replete with historical surprises, from ancient times right up to the German occupation in the Second world war.
St Apolline’s Chapel, La Grande Rue, St Saviour, Guernsey
Built in the late 14th Century, St Apolline’s Chapel was the first ancient historic monument declared on the Channel Island of Guernsey.
During its construction, the interior walls were lavishly painted with what is now believed to be a depiction of the Last Supper. A substantial portion of this painting still exists on the south wall.