All Saints and All Souls

All Saints and All Souls Window

At the festivals of All Saints and All Souls, 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 are able to remember them by name. During October, a list will be placed at the back of the church for people to write down the names of their loved ones remembered, and we will read them out as we pray during this service. We do this every year.

In 2021, this service was held on Sunday 7th November at 10.15am when we remembered in particular those we miss and those whose lives have been forever changed during the pandemic. There was an opportunity to light a candle for our loved ones.