Our Annual Memorial Service which takes place at 3.00 pm on Sunday 7 November 2021 at Christ Church, Perry Street, Billericay.
I know, from personal experience, how difficult it has been to say goodbye to our loves ones these past eighteen months because of the restriction of numbers at funerals as a result of COVID 19. Our Memorial Service is possibly more needed now than ever before. Thankfully, there are currently no restriction on numbers in churches.
This service will provide you, and your family, with the opportunity to remember those you have lost, and it is a reminder of the hope, peace and comfort God promises to give us in, and through, sad and difficult times in our lives. We’ve certainly had our fair share of those this past year.
This service will, as in the past, be of a traditional style, with the wearing of Robes, helpful liturgy and the singing of some well known hymns and songs. The early time of 3.00 pm is to enable as many people as possible to be able to attend – especially those who are uncomfortable about leaving their homes on an evening in the dark winter months.
We ask that you bring along a single flower for every person you wish to remember. Our flower arrangers will use the flowers from every family attending to create a floral display which, in previous years, have been both moving and stunning.
Please let us know if you are able to join with us by returning the enclosed slip – and be sure to write down the names of your loved ones, along with any additional people you’d like to be remembered. Alternatively, you can contact Sue Oakley, who is co-ordinating our responses, and she can register your details: 07759 943336 or email@example.com
We ask that you sanitise your hands on arrival at Church. There is no need to register as we will already have a record of who is attending. Please wear a mask when you enter church, when moving around and when singing, however, you may remove your mask while seated. Refreshments will be available in the hall afterwards, and we do hope that you will be able to join us.
If you have any queries, or if we can be of any assistance in any other way, please do not hesitate to contact myself, Sue, Margaret or Rupert.
With every blessing in Jesus’ precious name,
Revd Paul A. Carr