On a visit to Kingsthorpe Cemetery in Northamptonshire, the Bishop of Northampton, David Oakley called to mind all those who have died in the Covid-19 pandemic throughout the world.
He said that “memory is fundamental to our human experience” and that “during the month of November, we remember those who have gone before us, our loved ones in particular”.
This year, the bishop said “we remember the faithful departed at a particularly challenging time”.
“We call to mind all those who have died in the Covid-19 pandemic throughout the world. As the Body of Christ, we intercede for them and their loved ones.”
Bishop Oakley visited Kingsthorpe Cemetery on the eve of All Saints Day, 1st November – a feast day which reminds us “that we were created for heaven”.
“Our eternal destiny encourages us to persevere as pilgrims of faith, hope and love here in this life,” he said.
He also encouraged others to visit their local cemetery and “to pray with the conviction of hope for those who have died and rest there until Christ returns in glory”.
Picture: The Bishop of Northampton, David Oakley, remembers Covid-19 victims across the world on a visit to Kingsthorpe Cemetery in Northamptonshire. (Mazur/cbcew.org.uk).