Christmas Help and Support

We understand that Christmas can be a very difficult time for the bereaved:

“Christmas may be one of the most painful reminders of what we have lost.”

Over the years, our annual Services of Remembrance have been a source of comfort to many, along with our memory tags, Christmas trees, Book of Remembrance, memory candles and ‘Lonely This Christmas’ booklet.

Service of Remembrance 2023

Everyone who will be without a loved one this Christmas is welcome to our annual Services of Remembrance, regardless of religious belief or faith, or which funeral director was used.

There is a special Book of Remembrance, a Memorial Tree where you may place a card or personal message as well as an opportunity to light or take home a memory candle. No registration is required, our friendly team will welcome you as you arrive.

Book of Remembrance

We have two ways for you to share memories of your loved one:

  • Come to our branches to write, or ask us to write, in our Book of Remembrance

  • Visit our online Book of Remembrance to upload a message and/or a photo: Online Book of Remembrance

'Lonely This Christmas?' Booklet

We created this booklet for family and friends bereaved at this time of year. It includes helpful hints for the Christmas period, advice for bereaved children and other information.

You can read or download it here, or if you would like a copy posted to you, please let us know.

Online Christmas Service of Remembrance

During the covid restrictions we took the opportunity to film a special, multi-faith version of our service so that people could still find comfort from our service.

If you are unable to attend our service, you may find some reassurance from watching this in the comfort of your own home.

The accompanying order of service can be downloaded here or we can send you a copy in the post if you prefer.