Memorial services return to Lea Fields Crematorium this Christmas

Lea Fields Crematorium EntranceMemorial services will be held during the run up to Christmas for those who wish to remember loved ones.

Hosted by Lea Fields Crematorium, the services, organised by Cliff Bradley & Sons Funeral Directors and Lincolnshire Co-op will take place over three separate dates.

Cliff Bradley & Sons Funeral Directors will be holding a Christmas Memorial Service on Friday 1 December at 7pm and Saturday 2 December at 2pm.

There will be an opportunity to reflect and pay tribute by placing a star with a personalised message upon a memorial tree.

Prior to the event, family members are encouraged to send photos of their loved ones by email to be included in a memorial slideshow during the time of reflection.

Light refreshments will be served alongside an opportunity to chat with the team. For those who are unable to attend the memorial service in person, there is chance to watch online via a live webcast stream

for both services.

Samantha Fairhurst, Senior Funeral Director at Cliff Bradley & Sons Funeral Directors said:

“Our community is at the heart of everything we do and after the popularity of last year’s event, we are very much looking forward to welcoming families back to the peaceful surroundings at Lea Fields Crematorium for our annual memorial service.

“We recognise that some people don’t venture out during the darker hours, so have decided to host an additional service in the afternoon. Thank you to those who help make the event so special.”

Lincolnshire Co-op will be holding a special memorial service on Thursday 14 December at 6:30pm. The service will include a reading of the names of those we love. There will also be a live webcast and you can email the Gainsborough funeral team if you would like to attend either session.

Andrew Clark, Funeral Operations Manager at Lincolnshire Co-op said:

“Being part of the community is really important to us. We are proud to be working with Lea Fields Crematorium to provide a memorial service for all those people locally who have lost a loved one.”

Cllr Emma Bailey, who represents the Lea ward, said:

“We understand that discussing end-of-life matters can be difficult, and our team is here to provide empathetic support throughout. The memorial services aim to honour and celebrate the lives of loved ones in a thoughtful and comforting manner.

“These services, crafted with care and respect, offer a space for remembrance and solace. The collaborative efforts between Lea Fields Crematorium and the funeral directors underscore our commitment to assisting individuals and families during this sensitive period.”

Deborah Balsdon, Crematorium Manager at Lea Fields Crematorium, said:

“We are privileged to be hosting a number of memorial services this Christmas which are being organised by local funeral directors. We understand that Christmas can be a tough time of year for families who have lost loved ones. We hope that at our memorials services you can celebrate their life, leave flowers and letters and visit the book of remembrance.”

In the run up to Christmas, the memorial book room will be open 10-4pm on Saturday 23 December and Sunday 24 December 2023.

The crematorium will be closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day and will reopen Wednesday 27 December 10-4pm and will be closed again on New Year’s Day.

Please note that the Book of Remembrance will be open, but no staff will be onsite.

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