Greetings from your Rector, November 2020

Lanterns of hope
Can we encourage you, if you are decorating a pumpkin this year, to carve a heart or a cross into it?  Then place a battery tealight into it, pop it onto the wall/by the fence of your nearest churchyard, and bring the light of hope to your friends and neighbours during the darkness of Halloween.
All Souls Day- Candles
There will be a special service in Kinnerley church and online for All Souls Day- Sunday 1st November.  2020 has been a year when we have all been confronted with the reality of death far more frequently than any of us would have liked.  There are so many who have lost someone close to them.  We recognise that numbers in church will again be strictly limited, so invite everyone to light a candle at home at 4pm on Sunday 1st November, as we remember those we have known and loved who are no longer with us. 
Remembrance- socially distanced
Our usual services of Remembrance are going to be radically different this year.  With no uniform groups and strictly limited seating within the church because of social distancing, we’d like to encourage all in our villages to stand at the end of their paths/drives for the two-minute silence at 11am on Sunday 8th and, for those who can, Wednesday 11th November.  Like when we clapped for our wonderful NHS and key workers, these will be opportunities for our communities to gather together in remembrance.
Advent Angels
The season of Advent begins Sunday 29th November.  Just as we put rainbows in our windows during lockdown, we’d like to invite as many people as possible in our villages to display angels in their windows during the season of Advent.
Yours in Christ.

Revd Chris