Around the time of All Saints Day (November 1st) and All Souls Day (November 2nd) there are often opportunities to gather at a church for a memorial service. On these occasions we often seek to remember and give thanks for those who have passed away in the last year, as well as longer ago. We also look for comfort in God and hope for the future through readings, prayer and song, and through leaning on each other. Usually a part of the service is the opportunity to come forward and light a candle in memory of a loved one, sometimes as their name is read aloud.
Not everyone is able, ready or wanting to attend such a service. Even so please consider lighting a virtual candle. Click here: Light a candle to do so. Maybe also share the link to the page for others to see your memorial candle and perhaps invite them to light one of their own.
Please note: candles burn for around 20 hours. If you want to have a candle burning for longer please return to the link and light another one.