With current Government advice prohibiting group gatherings, singing, and even certain instruments, it will come as no surprise that this year’s Christmas Remembrance Service will not be happening.
Our annual event, which we’ve held for over a decade and grows in popularity each year, is probably the highlight of our working calendars, and we were desperately sad that it couldn’t take place.
However, with some modifications, we will now be holding a ‘slim-line’ version of the event, taking the most popular elements and streaming them live on our Facebook page (@yourlocalfuneraldirector) on 18th December from 4pm.
Details are still being finalised, however included within the evening will be the traditional blessing of a Christmas tree. Our families will have the chance to send us (for free) special memorial tags to leave their messages and memories of their loved ones for us to hang. We’ll also invite the Royal British Legion to honour a moment of silence and reflection with the aid of The Last Post and their talented bugler.
With no songs and minimum team members in attendance, we expect the streaming to last no longer than 15 minutes.
Families we have met over the last two years will be invited by letter, but all will be welcome to view the event so please spread the word. If you’d like to leave a note for a loved one on our Blessed Tree, our memorial tags will be available from the end of November and can be requested by calling your closest branch.