16 June 2024

Crematorium to stage winter memorial service

People are being invited to a winter memorial service at Lelley Fields Crematorium.

The event on Thursday, December 14, at the crematorium off Sproatley Road, Preston, is an opportunity for residents to come together and remember loved ones during this special time of year.

The one-hour winter memorial service will be held in the crematorium’s Oak Hall, and doors open at 6pm.

There will be readings, music and a moment of silence to honour the memories of all those who have died.

Refreshments will be served afterwards and people will have the opportunity to place a star on a memorial tree.

Christine Walker-Kelley, manager of Lelley Fields Crematorium, said: “Christmas can be a bittersweet time for those who are grieving the loss of someone dear.

“We are honoured to be able to provide this service to our community. It is important to remember and celebrate the lives of those who have touched us, especially during the holiday season.”

The event is free and open to anyone, regardless of whether they have used the services of the crematorium before. Those who would like to go along, or wish to have their loved one’s name displayed on-screen during the service, should email [email protected] by 5pm on Tuesday, December 12.

Lelley Fields Crematorium opened in February 2023 and is the first new crematorium to be built in the East Riding since 1998, and the first operated by East Riding Council.

Since then, it has hosted a number of events including open days, a midsummer memorial, and monthly Snowdrop Café drop-ins where bereaved people can meet up for a coffee and chat.