2 March 2024

‘Positive’ response to crematorium memorial service

Lelley Fields crematorium in Preston held its winter memorial service just before Christmas, and the response was very positive, its operator East Riding Council has said.

A recording of the service can still be viewed online until January 23.

About 100 people attended the service, with others attending via a webcast.

Feedback from those who attended included: “It was lovely – we’ve never been given the opportunity to attend something like this before. It meant a lot.”

“A lovely service. Very comforting.” “Beautiful service – thank you and well done.” Christine Walker-Kelley, manager of Lelley Fields Crematorium, said: “We are honoured to have facilitated a warm and meaningful winter memorial service, providing comfort and support to all who attended.

“We will be holding more events, including memorial services, this year. If anyone is interested in attending, all they need to do is get in touch.”

The service featured readings, music and a moment of silence to honour the memories of all those who have died.

Anybody who would like to watch a recording of the service can log on at watch.obitus.com using the username tuba8852 and password 447100.

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 for a coffee and chat.