Westerleigh Cemetery & Crematorium to host Christmas Service on site
The team at Westerleigh Cemetery & Crematorium, near Bristol, can’t wait to welcome local families back ‘in person’ for this year’s Christmas Carol and Remembrance Service, which takes place on Wednesday 8 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 this annual flagship service last year, which had to be streamed online 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.
Westerleigh 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 45-minute service will take place in the Waterside Chapel and will include a mixture of readings and popular Christmas Carols.
Shaun Chapman-Young, Site Manager at Westerleigh 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.
“There will be refreshments available for those who do attend, and no advance booking is required.
“Those who attend will also be able to add a personalised message in memory of a loved one, and these messages will be used to decorate the Christmas Tree in our chapel.”
Those who wish to view the service as a webcast (which can be watched again when downloaded) should visit https://events.obitus.com/, enter the username ‘Westerleigh’ and the password ‘Tree’.