November is the season of remembering.

There's Guy Fawkes night, of course, and the history it commemorates. However, there are other events in November that we think are more important, and these are commemorated every year by the Church - All Saints and All Souls, and Remembrance Sunday.

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All Saints and All Souls

On Sunday 5th November 2017 we celebrate the festivals of All Saints and All Souls. It's important that we thank the Lord for all saints in Christian history who have guided us in the faith - the saints recorded in the Bible; those who wrote the treasury of scripture and Christian literature, and those whose lives have been a model of Godly living. Then there are the saints alive today - including us, because a "saint" is a disciple of Christ and part of His worldwide Church.

In the same service, we thank the Lord for all souls we have known and loved; family, friends and colleagues who have meant so much to us, taught us, guided us, cared for us - and in our service at 10.15am on that day we will be able to remember them by name. During October there will be a list at the back of the church - feel free to add names to it, and we will read them out as we pray during the service.

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Remembrance Sunday

Sunday 12th November 2017 is Remembrance Sunday, when the community of Myland gather in the church for our Remembrance service - readings, hymns and prayers in gratitude for those who have given their lives in service of our nation; and also for those who right now are in our armed services. We begin at 10.15am of course, and the service continues with an Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial at 11am.