Anglican Catholic Church

Blessing of Graves

Father Thompson writes...At the end of Mass on Sunday 7 November the Mission of Our Lady and St Francis, Rochester held a special service outside in the cemetery in which the chapel is situated. Regular visitors to the cemetery had been invited to attend Mass and the blessing and re-hallowing of graves. The congregation numbered more than thirty, stretching the seating capacity to its limits! Each family, together with the regular congregation and the altar party, visited the resting place of their departed loved-one where Fr Thompson said prayers and sprinkled the grave with Holy Water. Everyone appreciated the opportunity to remember their relative or friend in this special way at All Souls-tide. We hope to make this a regular annual event.