This service is followed by a bring-and-share lunch at church.
2 November - All Souls’ Day
7:30pm Sung Requiem Mass
A Requiem Mass to remember and pray for all those whom we have loved and lost. The service is followed by refreshments.
11 November - Armistice Day
10:50am Act of Remembrance
Please gather at the Memorial Stone on the Green from 10:40am.
12 November - Remembrance Sunday
8:30am Said Mass
9:45am Sung Requiem Mass
A service of remembrance and prayer for all fallen service personnel followed by a procession to the Green and the 11:00am Act of Remembrance at the Memorial Stone. This service is followed by refreshments at the Memorial Hall.
The days surrounding the Feast of All Saints, commonly called Allsaintstide, are very important ones in the parish. During this time we celebrate our patronal festival – the dedication of the Parish Church to all the saints.
While many people think of the saints as (sometimes unreachable) examples of ‘virtuous and godly living’, this hardly does justice to the biblical insight that in our pilgrimage through this world ‘we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses’. Sanctity is not about hero-worship as about accessibility; the saints are the real men and women of every age in whose lives we can glimpse heaven in our midst. They are our partners in prayer: Before thy throne we daily meet As joint-petitioners to thee; In spirit each the other greet, And shall again each other see. - Richard Baxter
After All Saints' Sunday we remember, and pray for, all our loved ones who have died on All Souls’ Day (2 November), and we pray for all the war dead on Remembrance Sunday.