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 firstname.lastname@example.org