A service at Frenchay Chapel, Bristol.
In ancient times, Samhain was a festival of liberation from oppression; nowadays it is celebrated as a festival of ancestors and is viewed as a time when the veil between the worlds is thin. It is influenced by the Christian festival of All Saints and All Souls, also known as All Hallows, from which Hallowe'en gets its name - the Eve of All Hallows.
You are invited to think of a loved one who has passed on whom you would like to remember. It would be great if you could bring a photo of them to place on the altar, and a brief reminiscence about them to share. Candles will be provided to light for them.
Spiritually, the onset of winter is a time for introspection and reflection.
The service will start at 10.30. Coffee will be served afterwards.