Broadcast September 24th 2020. Revd Canon Sandra Millar explores how the church can help people remember those who have died, particularly around All Souls’ Day, Remembrance Sunday and as we journey towards a very different sort of Christmas. This webinar provides practical advice for finding new ways to be there for people, even though our usual patterns of worship may not be possible.
There are few people who haven’t been touched by loss of some kind this year. In this webinar, Revd Canon Sandra Millar explored how we can still be there for people around All Souls’ Day, Remembrance Sunday and looking ahead to Christmas. See the recording, presentation slides and a selection of other key content below.
Presenter: Revd Canon Dr Sandra Millar, Head of Life Events and Welcome
Recording of the main presentation
Use Sandra’s PowerPoint Slides as an aide memoir for the main points. The PowerPoint presentation has been converted to a PDF (35MB) which you can open/download using this link: Remembering National.
- The Church of England’s Covid advice page offers the latest updates on indoor and outdoors services.
- Follow this link for the Government’s detailed advice on ‘Safe use of places of worship’.
- AtaLoss.org website signposts services and resources for the bereaved. It can be mentioned on websites, in services/funerals – and posters are available for notice boards/foyers, also hand out cards.
- Loss & Hope website, part of the same coalition as ataloss.org, supports churches with resources and advice on grief and bereavement.
The following resources are designed to help you publicise what will be happening around All Souls’ Day and Remembrance Sunday this year. They are all free, editable PDFs, so once you have added your information, re-save the document into your usual files and then you can use it as an email attachment, a social media post and/or add it to your church website.
NB For best results, Chrome browsers are recommended for downloading these resources.
Use these A4 posters to tell people in your community what is happening in your parish, and to encourage individual private prayer. They include QR codes that link to relevant prayers, along with space to write in your information. Print at home if you wish. The posters will be ready to download from this page very soon.
Use these to tell people what is happening in your parish and invite them to join in. The cards have space to write in your personal greeting and details of what you’ll be offering in your parish.
1. All Souls’ Prayer Card. Help those in your community to take time at home to remember those they have loved but no longer see, regardless of whether or not they can be at a physical All Souls’ church service this year. It has a forget-me-not design and a simple prayer, along with space for any church information you’d like to add.
2. Remembrance prayer card. Help those in your community to join in with remembering the fallen, regardless of whether or not they can be at a physical Remembrance Sunday or Armistice Day service this year. It has a poppy design and a simple prayer, along with space for any church information you’d like to add.
Open and Download the FAQs by following this link (Word doc): FAQs from A Season to Remember final