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All Souls Day

All Souls Day 2021

All Souls Day

Reflection Space


Thursday 28 October –

Tuesday 2 November


Springvale Botanical Cemetery open hours: 6am – 8pm

Candles pick up time:

9am – 4pm near Café Vita et flores

Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust warmly welcomes you, your friends and family to honour your loved ones by visiting our interactive memorial this All Souls Day.

All Souls Day, also known as the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed, is a day of prayer and remembrance for the souls of those who have passed. This is observed by the Catholic and Christian community on November 2 and is traditionally honoured through prayer and Mass services.

All Souls Day 2021

Due to current restrictions, we are regrettably unable to host the traditional All Souls Mass previously offered to our community. We recognise the importance of faith and coming together to acknowledge the significance of the long-held traditions of our communities. We are proud to share that we have reimagined a unique offering to enable our community to commemorate this day while also complying with COVID-19 restrictions. Once Victoria passes 70% first dose vaccinations, Melbournians will be able to travel within a 25km radius from their home. Use this tool to discover if we will be within your travel limit.

Creating a unique reflection space for you

This year, we are proud to announce the creation of an interactive reflection space for our community to commemorate All Souls Day.

Inspired by the beautiful nature at our grounds and the season of spring, our talented and dedicated team has created a unique space for you to rest, place your tributes and candles, and pray.

We are pleased to have utilised our focus on environment and community comfort to create this beautiful space to visit. This place of reflection has been designed for you to attend at a time most convenient for you and in a way that is safe.

How to pay tribute

We invite you to connect with the broader community and contribute to this special reflection by lighting a candle and offering a prayer card for your loved one.

Step 1.

Collect your complimentary candle and prayer card from the All Souls stand near Café Vita et Flores between 9am to 4pm. There will also be signage on site to provide further directions, please refer to the signs located near Café Vita et flores.

Step 2.

Make your way to our dedicated All Souls memorial space where you are welcome to take a moment to rest, reflect or pray for your loved one.

Step 3.

We invite you to place your candle in the positions marked on our memorial. You can also write a prayer message for your loved one which you can place in the specially designed ‘nature hollow’ on site.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions below that may help answer your questions. If your query does not appear below, please contact us.