Remembrance and Armistice
All Souls’ Service
Each year, at the beginning of November, the Christian Church keeps All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day as a particular time when we remember all those who have gone before us. We share a service together, read out the names of everyone people wish to be remembered and light candles for them. Last year we even went outside, following what they do in South America, and those who wished to, lit candles, put them in jam jars and placed them on their loved one’s graves. A simple but powerful reminder of the Christian hope that love can overcome even death. And the whole occasion, as so often, was beautiful.
This year, as with so many things at present, we needed to do things a little differently, but with no less commitment to affection and love. We held two services, one for each community, which were live-streamed to Facebook and can be seen here.