In the Christian calendar, November is a month of remembrance. As well as Remembrance Day, the Church keeps All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day.
All Saints’ Day is the 1st of November, when we remember those heroes of the faith who lived lives to the glory of God, and often died for their beliefs. These are the heroes of the Church, people we’ve very rarely met but who show us how to live faithfully.
The focus of All Souls’ Day is on those we love who have died, those who were close to us who we continue to miss and grieve for. We remember our loved ones and we rejoice that they are safe with God, that Christ conquered death and won the victory at Easter.
This year our All Souls’ service is at 3pm on Saturday November 4th at St Michael’s Church Lambourn. The service will include the remembering of those whom we love yet see no more by name and the lighting of candles. It will be a quiet and peaceful service with a strong emphasis on the hope we have in Christ Jesus.
We’d like to invite you to come along to the service when the names of those who have died this year will be read. There will also be a time of silence to remember others who have died less recently. If you are unable to come, please rest assured that your loved one’s name will be read aloud, honoured and remembered.
We continue to think of you and to pray for you. Please don’t hesitate to contact myself (07749 844600) or Christine (01488 674108) if there is ever anything we can usefully do.
God bless, keep, and strengthen you, in this month of remembering and always.