A memorial service is a ceremony that remembers and celebrates a loved one's life. Whereas a funeral usually takes place soon after a person’s death a memorial service can happen weeks or even months later. Such services do not involve a coffin or committal instead they remember a loved one as they were in life.
Covid has had a massive impact on how people have had to say goodbye to their loved ones. Numbers of family and friends who can attend a funeral have dropped dramatically as social distancing rules were and still are enforced. Perhaps the funeral service was limited to a shorter length of time. For whatever reason people are beginning to plan memorial services as a way of saying a longer and more personalised goodbye to their loved one.
We celebrate their life and legacy. You may want to have photos on display or videos, family and friends can tell their stories and ‘I remember whens…..’.
A memorial service can be held wherever you like and are only restricted by policies a venue has and the law of the land. You have the absolute freedom to choose how, when and where to commemorate your loved one's life. You can honour them however you choose fit; perhaps he was a great cricket fan – organise a match, or maybe she was a fabulous gardener – plant a tree or seedling. A memorial service is longer and more complex than a funeral but we will work together along with friends and family to make the service one to remember. If a memorial service is something you are interested in, please do get in touch and we can talk through your options.
The ceremony is guided by the character and story of your loved one and I can help write it.
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For ceremonies within a 25-mile radius of CA2.
Additional mileage of 45p a mile is charged for ceremonies further afield.