The next day, Thursday 2 November, our prayers turn to the Faithful Departed. There will be a Requiem Eucharist at 10am on All Souls’ Day. You might like to visit the church during the day to light a candle in remembrance and say a prayer. May they rest in peace.
We save our principal celebration of All Saints for Sunday 5 November, with festal services in the morning, including the baptism of Harriet Rose Watson at the Parish Eucharist, and children's activities. We’d love to see you. At Besthorpe Church it’s the Patronal Festival and lunch will be served after the 11.30am Eucharist. Our gentle, prayerful All Soulstide Service to remember the Departed takes place in St Mary’s at 6.30pm. Add names for remembrance to the list at the back of the church and come if you can.
A prayer for All Saintstide
Almighty and ever-living God, we are celebrating with joy the triumph of your grace in all the Saints. With so vast a multitude praying for us, may we be heirs with them of your Kingdom, and receive from you the fullness of mercy we have always desired; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.