Remembering our loved ones

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All Souls is the time in the church year when we pause to remember with love and affection our loved ones who have died, whether recently or in years gone by, and give thanks for their lives.  This year, we are offering the opportunity for you to remember those whose love has blessed your lives at home, on Zoom or in church.  Wherever you choose to recall those who hold a special place in your heart, you can turn to God and ask him for what you need at this time - such as strength to cope, hope for the future, or inner peace to calm the storms of loss.

This year, our symbol of remembrance is the blue Forget-me-not.  As St. Paul wrote to the Church in Corinth, love like the flower is resilient in the face of life's challenges and lives on season-by-season. 

Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude.
It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never ends.

Love never ends.  May you know this to be true as you recall your loved ones.  Their love lives on in your heart as does yours for them.  Love never dies. It lives on until we are at last reunited with our loved ones in heaven.

Remembering on Sunday November 1st

Remembering at home:
We have produced a simple yet moving prayer card for you to use at home.  If you would like a copy, you can contact Revd Katrina on 01604 812907.  She will send a copy to you by 1st Class post.

Remembering together on Zoom:
We are holding a special service of remembrance on Zoom on Sunday 1 November 2020 at 4pm.  If you would like to come to this service, contact Revd Katrina and she will send you the Zoom link and an order of service.  You can contact her on 01604 812907 or by email.

Remembering in Church:
Three of our churches will be open on Sunday 1 November 2020, 12 Noon to 4pm.  If you wish to come and remember your loved ones, there will be a prayer table with remembering prayer cards.  Do spend as much time as you need, as you wish at the table.

Hardwick - Mears Ashby - Overstone
Open for Remembering

2020 has been a tough year for many families and for close friends who have not been able to say goodbye as they would have wished.  May All Souls be a time when you can pause on your journey of grief and sadness and find God's love and peace.

If you are struggling with your loss, I am here for you.  Do contact me.

 

Revd Katrina


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