West Suffolk Cemetery & Crematorium to host Christmas Service on site
The team at West Suffolk Cemetery & Crematorium can’t wait to welcome local families back ‘in person’ for this year’s Christmas Carol and Remembrance Service, on Wednesday 15 December at 7pm.
The service provides a valuable opportunity for families and friends to come together and remember their loved ones in the run up to Christmas.
Covid-19 restrictions meant that people were unable to visit the on-site chapel for the annual flagship service last year, which had to be streamed on-line instead.
This year, families will have both options available; attend the event in person or, if they are not able to get to the crematorium, the service will also be webcast so that no one misses out.
West Suffolk Cemetery & Crematorium is part of Westerleigh Group, the UK’s largest independent owner-operator of crematoria and cemeteries, with 35 sites across England, Scotland and Wales, all set within beautifully-landscaped gardens of remembrance which provide pleasant, peaceful places for people to visit and reflect.
The one-hour service will include a mixture of readings and popular Christmas Carols.
Claire Butcher, Site Manager at West Suffolk Cemetery & Crematorium, said: “We are so pleased to be able to welcome families back into our chapel for the Christmas Carol and Remembrance Service this year.
“This event is always popular and while webcasting it last year meant that we were still able to share the seasonal service, there’s nothing quite like being here in person.
“Of course, we know that this is not always possible, which is why we’re providing both options this year. For those who do want to come to the chapel and be part of the service, they can.
“But not everyone will be able to attend. Some may have health or mobility issues, or simply live too far away and not have any transport, so we will still be webcasting the service, too, so that everyone can join in and remember their loved ones in the run up to Christmas.
“Those who do wish to attend in person are being asked to book their place in advance, so that we can manage the numbers in the chapel.
“Attendees will also be able to write personalised messages in honour of loved ones onto memory tags which we provide. These will then be added to a Tree of Remembrance in the chapel. Visitors will also be able to light a candle in memory of a lost loved one.”
If you would like to attend in person, please book your place by calling 01284 755 118 or emailing WestSuffolk@westerleighgroup.co.uk
If you wish to view the Webcast, visit https://events.obitus.com/, enter the username ‘WestSuffolk’ and the password ‘Tree’.