Season of Remembering

The Autumn is both a reflective and fruitful season. At the same time the Anglican Church’s year offers us All Souls & All Saints-tide and Remembrance Sunday

All Saints-tide

During prayers at the November Evensong on 4 November we will read out, with thanksgiving, the names of those who have died to mark All Souls-All Saints tide. If you would like someone’s name included who has died at any time please send it in writing (email or post) to the Church Office by midday on Thursday, 1 November.

Remembrance Sunday, 11 November

This year’s annual Service also marks the centenary of the end of the First World War. We will welcome guests from the diplomatic community, ex-services associations, youth and children’s groups.  The Service will begin at 10.50 am so we are in good time for the two minute’s silence at 11.00 am.

Children are very welcome. Parents, please decide if your child would benefit from being present, and is able to do so in the quiet way necessary for the particular dynamics of this service that many of the visitors value, who we will also welcome that day. A crèche and Junior Church will run from the start of the Service and for children to join at a later stage.

A new hymn has been released by Jubilate Hymns to mark 100 years since Armistice Day and the end of the First World War, following a nationwide competition. Called Hope for the World’s Despair, we will sing it during the Service to a familiar tune.

Churches Together in Britain & Northern Ireland have commissioned a book called We Will Remember by Keith Clements looking at how the Churches of Britain responded to the First World War. You can download it as a free e-book by clicking here