All Souls’ Service

Sunday 5th November, 2023, at 5:30 pm

This year we shall again be holding a special service of choral music and readings for All Souls’ Day.

This is one of our most popular and most poignant services, at which we commemorate family, friends and loved ones who have passed away.

At the heart of the service, St Bride’s Choir will sing the anthem Agnus Dei composed by Tarik O’Regan for the Coronation service. Then the names of the dearly departed are read aloud and candles lit on the altar in their memories. If you would like someone to be remembered by name during this service, please contact our administrator

Dozens of living flames flicker in the church, symbolising our loved ones who are now held safe in the arms of God, even though they are beyond our reach. The choir sings Allegri’s Miserere mei, his famous setting of Psalm 51 – Have mercy upon me, O God, after thy great goodness.

Download Order of Service (pdf)

This service will also be made available online here at the service time, and on our pages at FacebookYouTube and SoundCloud. This will not include the reading of names but at this point, we encourage listeners to light their own candles at home as an act of remembrance.

One short sleep past, we wake eternally
and death shall be no more; Death, thou shalt die.

– John Donne

congregation sitting for service


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