Seven Churches in South Oxfordshire

Notice Sheet for Sunday 1st November 2015

Langtree Team Ministry
Notice Sheet for Sunday 1st November 2015
All Saints
(Gold or White)

Dear Friends

Welcome to our churches this Sunday – All Saints Day. Yesterday evening we may have been aware, as we have over the past few weeks, of the commercial ‘Halloween’ – the eve of All Hallows (All Saints). One main topic has been the dearth of good-sized pumpkins – oh dear! Perhaps we should return to the original turnip.

Some of our churches are re-discovering the original purpose of these celebrations by offering an ‘All Souls’ service – a contemplative service in which our thoughts are with those no longer with us – recent or ancient. As symbols of our thoughts and memories we light small votive candles.
This Sunday also starts a turning point in the Christian Year – from looking back to Trinity and Pentecost to looking forward to Advent and Christmas (The Mass of Christ). Here lights are important symbols – Advent Candles, Christingles, and Christmas Tree lights – guiding our way to when the hours of daylight increase.

Revd David Addison.


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