ALL SOULS SERVICES
ALL SOULS - COMMEMORATION OF THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED
At St Peter's each year we hold this special service where we pray for the souls of the faithful departed who we have lost in years gone by. This year we will additionally pray for all who have suffered loss and lost their lives through the pandemic. You are welcome to come along to one of our services at 2pm or 7pm, or to join us online.
You are now able to view the All Souls service that took place at 7.00pm on 2nd November below:
See above the liturgy for the service. If printing this pdf out, please either set your printer to print 'as booklet' or 'scale to fit A4'
Please email any names you would like to hear read out loud to Neville Chalkley.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ALL SOULS DAY
All Souls' Day, also known as the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed and the Day of the Dead, is a day of prayer and remembrance for the souls of those who have died, which is observed by some Christian denominations. All Souls' Day is often, although not exclusively, celebrated in Western Christianity; Saturday of Souls is a related tradition more frequently observed in Eastern Christianity. Practitioners of All Souls' Day traditions often remember deceased loved ones in various ways on the day. Beliefs and practices associated with All Souls' Day vary widely among Christian churches and denominations. A requiem Mass, as we hold at St Peter's, takes the prayers for the souls and offers them up in the context of the Eucharist; the eternal feast of hope and resurrection.
In contemporary Western Christianity the annual celebration is held on 2 November, and is part of the season of Allhallowtide that includes All Saints' Day (1 November) and its eve, Halloween (31 October).