No Christian is solitary. Through baptism we become members one of another in Christ, members of a company of saints whose mutual belonging goes beyond death.
All Saints’ Day (1 November) and the Commemoration of the Faithful Departed on All Souls’ Day (2 November) both celebrate this mutual belonging. All Saints’ Day celebrates men and women in whose lives the Church as a whole has seen the grace of God powerfully at work. It is a time to be encouraged by the example of the saints and to recall that holiness may grow in ordinary circumstances. The Commemoration of the Faithful Departed celebrates the saints in a more local and intimate way. It allows us to remember with thanksgiving before God those whom we have known more directly: those who gave us life, or who nurtured us in faith.
Remembrance Sunday goes on to explore the theme of memory, both corporate and individual, as we confront issues of war and peace, loss and self-gift, memory and forgetting.
Remembrance at St Salvador’s
Details of services and events at St Salvador’s will be posted here nearer the time