With a great deal of thought and preparation, we have decided to go ahead with our All Souls/All Saints evening service on Sunday 1st November, at which we read out the names of all whose relatives have requested them to be remembered in this way, and with the lighting of candles. We know how important this service is to many people and we hope that whilst we cannot manage quite the same thing as in previous years, it will nonetheless be the moving and helpful occasion that it normally proves to be. There are to be two services one at 5.30 p.m. and the other at 6.30 p.m. Each will be shorter than usual and limited to 50 people plus the clergy and choir.
At each service the full list of names will be read, and the same opportunity to light a candle will be available. If you would like to have the name of a loved one read, then please add the name to a list in one of the four churches, or email Karon at the office. Remember, we do not carry the lists from one year to the next, you need to make a fresh request each year.
If you wish to attend one of the two services it will be necessary to register. This can be done by emailing Karon and supplying the names of each person attending (in other words not “x plus 2”) with a postal address, as you will be issued with a number for seating purposes. It would be helpful to know if you are in the same bubble and are able to sit together or not.
If the services are oversubscribed or the demand for a morning service is such that we should hold one, we shall schedule one, with details to follow. It will be the following week.
I do apologise for making things more restricted this year, but I am sure you understand the reasons why.