Church of England Diocese of Exeter Martinhoe

A message from the Vicar for All Souls Day

1 Nov 2020, 3 p.m.
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Dear Friends, November 2nd is All Souls Day, a time when we might have gathered in church to remember by name all whose memories we treasure and commend to God all who have died, especially in the last year. This year, instead, I am sending out at short, quite formal act of commemoration and some material produced by the Church of England with prayers to help us take a moment out of our day, to give thanks for those we love and see no longer, and affirm our faith in the hope of the resurrection from the dead and the eternal life in the presence of God for which we are all made. This year let us also pray for all those who, maybe, we do not know, but whose deaths have been a result of Covid 19 directly or indirectly. Let's remember all who have faced bereavement through these difficult days of restrictions, hold in our prayers all who mourn, and bring to the tender heart of God any of our own distress at this time. May the Lord be gracious to us and all for whom we pray; may the Lord lift up the light of his countenance upon us all and give us his peace. Amen. Samantha The Reverend Samantha Stayte The Lyn Valley Mission Community