Church Open for 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: email@example.com. 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. :