Christ the King – Sung Eucharist

Date: November 25, 2018 - 11:00 am

All Saints is a Christian festival celebrated in honour of all the saints, known and unknown. The day was established on 1 November in AD837 as a day dedicated to the saints. The Church of England calendar marks it as a principal feast, whether it is kept on 1 November itself or on the nearest Sunday, when it is called All Saints Sunday. For those who are in the vicinity of the chapel on 1 November, there will be a said service of Holy Communion at 12.30pm. The principal celebration will be the 11am eucharist on Sunday 4 November.
The saints should not be thought of as in some way hierarchically ‘superior’ Christians. All Saints tide is a time to be thankful for all those Christians who have lived before us, whether they are officially saints or not. Some are the great teachers and prophets from history. Some are those who’ve taught and inspired us personally. Some are our friends and family. We can thank God for their witness, and for the way they have transmitted the faith down the generations. We can learn from their lives. We can take time to be grateful for what we’ve received, and to recommit ourselves to follow in their footsteps.