Our Annual Memorial Service takes place on Sunday 6 November 2022 at Emmanuel Church at 3.00 pm.
This service will provide you, and your family, with the opportunity to remember those you have lost as well as reminding ourselves 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.
We will be reading out the names of those whose funerals have taken place in recent years in which myself, Margaret, Rupert, Linda, and other ministers, have had the privilege to be involved.
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 a dark autumnal evening.
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 the past, have been both moving and stunning. There will also be an opportunity to light a candle in memory of your loved ones during the service.
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, direct and she will register your details: 07759 943336 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Refreshments will be available in the hall afterwards, and we do hope that you will be able to join us.
There are currently no COVID restrictions in place in our churches. 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
Memorial Service 2022 – Invite Letter
Memorial Service 2022 – Reply Slip