The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month has a resonance that survives, though nearly all those who fought then have now died. Part of the reason is that the Great War proved not to be the “war to end all wars”, but blood continues to be shed, and the number of poppy petals showering down at the Festival of Remembrance at the Albert Hall continues to grow. “We will remember them”, as we pray also for those who are still affected by the consequences of conflicts of all kinds.
But November is also a month when we remember a wider range of those who have passed on. Some are “ordinary people” who have had an influence on our own lives, and who we still remember with affection and gratitude; some are extraordinary people whose witness has transformed whole communities.
We welcome you to join us as we remember all the saints of old on our way to Advent.