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Light a candle for a loved one

Every year at this time we hold services at which we remember those who have died. These are often known as All Souls services as they take place on, or around, November 2 when the church marks All Souls Day, a time of prayer and remembrance for the dead.

We call the services ‘Light a Candle for a Loved One’ as we encourage people to light candles in memory of those they have loved and lost.

This year’s services will take place at St John’s on Saturday, 31st October at 3pm; at St Mark’s on Sunday, 1st November at 11am as part of the usual service; and at St George’s on Sunday, 1st November at 3pm. Everyone is welcome.

If you wish to, please bring a piece of paper to the service with the name(s) of anyone you wish to remember. There will be an opportunity to offer this to God and to light a candle in memory of your loved one.

All Souls’ services

All Souls’ Day is held on November 2 and we are marking this by holding three simple services over the weekend of  November 3 and 4 to remember those who have died.

They are at each of the three churches:

St John’s at 6.30pm on Saturday, November 3
St Mark’s at 11am on Sunday, November 4 and
St George’s at 4pm on Sunday, November 4.

In these we will be lighting candles and bringing our loved ones to mind. The services are open to everyone, regardless of faith or no faith.

Please stay for coffee and cake after the services.all souls