Sorting out the origins of Halloween as we know it is tricky, but amongst the conflicting claims, one thing is certain: it’s about death. There are the ancient worries about dead souls hanging about and evil on the loose.
But then there’s the alternative narrative – All Hallows’ Eve: Jesus has defeated evil and darkness so that people can say with St Paul that “death has lost its sting”.
This, we believe, is the good news for Colchester and the world: Light wins, and darkness doesn’t. So why not dump the tacky orange-and-black and find out more about Jesus? You’ll be in for a real treat.