Sunday 1 November 2015
Now the nights are really drawing in, light shining in the darkness is firmly rooted in our traditions. The youngsters of Holy Trinity had a great time carving pumpkin lanterns last week, while learning that Hallowe’en is another name for All Hallows’ Eve, or the eve of All Saints Day, celebrated this Sunday. It is the Sunday we remember the multitude people whose lives reflect God’s love: lights burning bright in the darkness of our troubled world. Following All Saints, All Souls is the time we remember our loved ones who have gone to their eternal rest. At Holy Trinity there was a quiet, reflective time when loved ones were named and remembered, followed by a service of Holy Communion. Lights burning in the darkness symbolise each remembered soul.