My Gran would say “the nights are drawing in now” although she would often start saying that in July or August which is a little depressing!
However, as we enter November, this becomes very easy to see as even with the changes of clocks at the end of October, it is usually dark when I wake up and is certainly dark when I go to bed. The daylight seems to be there for so little of our waking time.
Our seasons change and as we go into November in some ways the world seems to slow down a little, in others, we move into slightly mad panic planning and buying for Christmas. November often has a slightly sombre feel in the church as we move into a time of Remembrance. At the beginning of November, we celebrate all the saints – all those people who have gone before us, or maybe those saints that we know in our lives today. We also remember All Souls, thinking of those loved ones who have died, and we see no longer.
This year on Sunday 3rd November at 3pm we will be holding an All Soul’s Service or Service of Remembering those who have died and who we miss. Letters have been sent out to relatives of those people in our village where our retired clergy have taken a local funeral this year, but everyone is welcome to this service. If you would like the name of your loved one read out in the service, then please do let me know.
With every blessing in this season,
Rev Sarah (Vicar)
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