In the years following a bereavement we like to invite families and friends to come back to Church for a service of ‘Remembering and Thanksgiving’.
This simple service is a chance to remember those we love who have died, to give thanks for all they meant to us and all they mean still.
We send an invitation to all the families we have been involved with following the death of someone close to them in the past year. All these names are read out and there is the opportunity to light a candle.
Refreshments will be served after the service and we warmly invite you to stay.
If you, or anyone you know, would like to have a name of someone else who has recently died included, and come to light a candle in memory of them, please contact the Benefice Administrator, Rachel Hughes, on 01937 834016 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Although we know grief is with us all year round there is a special poignancy across the Christmas season and we can feel our loss even more keenly, so we use this service to rediscover the message of hope that Christmas brings and find comfort in being together.