Memorial Services

Memorial services provide an opportunity for family and friends to come together to celebrate the life of the person who has passed away.
"Reflection and sharing in our grief keeps the memory of our loved ones alive."

Losing a loved one can be a difficult and emotional experience. Memorial ceremonies allow people to share memories and stories, offer condolences, and provide support to one another during this difficult time.

What is a Memorial Service?

A memorial service is different from a funeral service in that there is no burial or cremation, as this has taken place before. It is purely a celebratory ceremony for mourners to get together and honour the life of the person who has passed away. It allows family and friends to reflect on the life of the deceased to show how important the impact of their life has been on them and to share memories of love and affection.

A memorial service can take many forms, depending on the cultural, religious, and personal preferences of the family. They can be simple or elaborate, formal or informal, and can be held in a variety of locations, such as a church, community centre or other rented event location. It can be held in the family home or outside at a place that has significant meaning for the deceased such as a local park, local gardens and woodlands, or even on a beach.

Why hold a memorial ceremony?

Memorial ceremonies may be held for a number of reasons. It could be to gather with family and friends who couldn’t be present for a previous funeral or, instead of a traditional funeral where burial or cremation has already taken place without family and friends being present. It could simply be to mark a special date or occasion such as the anniversary of their passing or a birthday. Whatever the reason, the most important aspect of any memorial service is that it captures the life and personality of the person who has passed away and provides an opportunity for family and friends to share memories and comfort.

Scattering of Ashes Ceremony

A Scattering of Ashes Ceremony is a memorial service where the ashes of a loved one are scattered, usually in a location meaningful to the deceased or their family although, if the land is privately owned, the landlord’s permission would be required. The ceremony can be simple and conducted in an informal way, or it can be a more formal ceremony and may include readings, music, or other expressions as a tribute to the deceased. The scattering of ashes of a loved one can be an emotional time, but a loving and reflective service offers an occasion to grieve, reflect, and find closure together.

Internment of Ashes

Similar to a Scattering of Ashes, an Internment of Ashes Ceremony can be formal or informal and may take place on private land (with the landowners permission) or at a traditional or natural burial site so that the cremains of a loved one are stored in a permanent resting place.

How much do Scattering of Ashes or Internment of Ashes Ceremonies cost?

The current fee for these ceremonies is £200, or reduced to £50 if I have conducted the funeral service beforehand.

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