All Saintstide

1st November is one of the major festivals of the Church’s year. It is All Saints Day when we remember all those who have been heroically faithful to Christ during their lives. On 2nd November we keep All Souls Day. That is when we remember all our departed friends and relatives.

We will be celebrating All Saints Day on Thursday 31st October at All Saints Church Matlock Bank at 7.30 pm.

We will then be observing All Souls Day at the service at the Family Eucharist on Sunday 3rd November at 9.30 am. During the intercessions I will invite members of the congregation to come forward and light a lamp in memory of their departed, and to read out their names. This beautiful ceremony reminds us that we are all united, living and departed, in Jesus Christ who said ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life’.