Remembering & Remembrance

All Saints’, All Souls’ and Remembrance Sunday services are traditionally well attended. With reduced scope for physical gatherings, how can the Church still help people to remember those who have died? This page offers some practical suggestions.

The days between November 1st and 11th are a season of national remembering when people move from thinking about personal losses to remembering those who have died serving their country. Inevitably, even as people take part in Remembrance Sunday, they will also be remembering other losses in their lives.

There are few people who haven’t been touched by loss of some kind during the Covid-19 pandemic, so it will be an especially poignant time as more people search for meaning and hope.

Read on for ideas to help with reaching out into our communities, even though the usual patterns of worship will be different.

(NB If you need further resources for supporting bereaved families around this time, see the excellent Loss and Hope website.)