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This Sunday: Sunday 1st November- All Saints and All Souls

- No 8am Service

- 9.30am - Said Holy Communion with some music for reflection.    For those at home, the service will be streamed here and the service sheet is here (PDF).

- 10.45am - 'All Age' Church: Saints! An interactive and creative service for anyone, but especially families.  You need to bring chairs/picnic blankets; a pencil case and are welcome to bring flask/drinks/snacks (but no sharing please).  If the weather is bad we will move inside the church so please bring your masks for 11 year olds upwards.


For services please note:
- Masks are required.  
- For track and trace, please use the new NHS app to scan in via your phone and/or we will note down your details.
- Please sit on a chair with a green tick (or next to one if you are with a member of your household). 
- Carefully take an order of service as you arrive (or bring back the one you used at last week's 9.30am).  
- We will provide guidance about receiving Holy Communion, if you wish, at the service. 


All Souls Day - Sunday 1st November

Due to Covid restrictions, sadly, we are unable to hold our usual All Souls' Day service which falls on 1 November this year. Instead, we invite you to visit St John’s Church some time between 3pm and 4.30pm and light a candle in memory of your loved one(s), and place it on the table in front of the altar as usual. A priest will be there, and will say a prayer with you if you wish. In addition, the names of all those we have in our records who have died during the last two years will be read out during the afternoon. If you have names of other people you would like remembered, then please email them to: They will all be read out, but we are unable to say at what exact time.  


Remembrance Sunday - Sunday 8th November 

This year, Remembrance Sunday will look very different from previous years and St John’s is unable to hold a Remembrance Sunday service as normal due to restrictions. We will hold a small Sunday service service as usual, with restricted numbers, and a YouTube Remembrance video. Further details of the You Tube Remembrance Service will be shared here nearer the time.

We continue to be grateful to all those who sacrificed their lives in war for the sake of others, and via the Hurst Green news have provided those who live in Hurst Green with a Poppy (PDF) to colour and place in your window as a mark of your Remembrance. As part of Remembrance-tide, with a broader kind of Remembrance this year, we would also like to remember the Key Workers who have given their lives in the service of others during this pandemic, and ask that you colour the rainbow as a sign of Remembrance to our Key Workers.

The British Legion’s work is more vital than ever as they support people from all generations who have new hardships as a result of COVID-19. You can buy a poppy at or donate here.  

Kelly van den Berg, 23/10/2020



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