All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day have been observed for most of the Church's history. On All Saints' Day we remember all those saints who left a name, whose work everyone knows something about: St Peter, St Paul, St Francis, St John …
Then on All Souls' Day we remember 'the faithful departed': the ordinary people who may not have made a mark on this world but who made their mark on us, their loved ones.
At St John's on Sunday 5th November 2017 at 4.00 pm we remember the 'Fallen Leaves' - those we have loved and lost - and remember that they are still part of us, and that, beyond our horizons, beyond our boundaries, beyond our understanding, they are held in God's embrace.
The service, which was devised at Dublane Cathedral, lasts about 45 minutes and provides an opportunity to celebrate our loved ones and to light a candle in remembrance. Afterwards there will be time for a cup of tea and a chat.
St John the Evangelist, Knoyle Road, Brighton BN1 6RB.