The next day, Friday 2 November, our prayers turn to the Faithful Departed. There will be a Requiem Eucharist at 5pm 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 4 November, with festal services in the morning including a joyful Parish Eucharist at 10am. We’d love to see you. At Besthorpe Church it’s the Patronal Festival, and after the 11.30am Eucharist there'll be drinks and a two-course lunch. Our gentle, prayerful All Soulstide Service to Remember the Departed takes place in St Mary’s at 6.30pm.
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.