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All Souls’ services

A space to remember loved ones who have died

This coming weekend (October 29-30) we will be holding All Souls’ services at all three churches, as a way of remembering those we love who have died, whether that loss is recent or long ago. The services are for anyone who wants to come, whether or not your loved one had a Church of England-led funeral.

The services are at St John’s on Saturday, October 29th at 4.30pm; at St Mark’s on Sunday, October 30th at 11am and at St George’s on Sunday, October 30th at 6pm. There will be refreshments served after each service.

All Souls’ Day is on Wednesday, November 2, so the churches are holding their services on the nearest weekend to enable more people to attend. 

All Souls’ Day, also known as the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed and the Day of the Dead, is a day of remembrance of people who have died, and the services are designed to honour them and bring comfort to the bereaved.

Rev’d Stella Wiseman, a minister in the parish, said: “Having a space to remember and honour those who have died is so important in the process that we all go through when we are bereaved. The services are there to bring comfort to those who are grieving and honour the memory of those who have died, and we welcome anyone who wishes to attend, regardless of what individual beliefs they hold.”

Anyone who would like to attend is welcome to do so and anyone who would like support following the death of a loved one is invited to contact Rev’d Lesley Crawley on 01252 820537 or revd.lesley@badshotleaandhale.org

All Souls’ services remember those we have lost

Anyone who has been bereaved in recent years is invited to join one of the special All Souls’ services on Sunday, October 31, in the churches of St John’s, Hale, St Mark’s, Upper Hale, and St George’s, Badshot Lea. The service times will be 11am at St Mark’s, 3pm at St John’s, and 6pm at St George’s.

All Souls’ Day is on Tuesday, November 2, so the churches are holding their services on the nearest Sunday to enable more people to attend.  All Souls’ Day, also known as the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed and the Day of the Dead, is a day of remembrance of people who have died, and the services are designed to honour them and bring comfort to the bereaved.

Anyone who would like to attend is welcome to do so and anyone who would like support following the death of a loved one is invited to contact Rev’d Lesley Crawley on 01252 820537 or revd.lesley@badshotleaandhale.org

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