Events & Remembrance Services
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Events & Remembrance Services

Pop-up Grief Café

The first Saturday of each month 2.00pm – 3.30pm

Mortlake Crematorium in partnership with the Good Grief Trust hold a pop up Café the first Saturday of each month at Mortlake Crematorium between 2.00pm & 3.30pm in the waiting room or outside if the weather is warm enough.

The purpose of the Good Grief Pop Up Café is to offer an umbrella of support in local communities and raise awareness of the Good Grief Trust online database which unite bereavement services across the country.

You are welcome to walk around our beautiful grounds, have a soft drink and cake and chat to our volunteers and others.

It is hoped that it is a way to connect grieving people with their local communities.  By sharing stories and meeting and talking to others, we can hopefully help each other find a way forward.

Volunteers kindly make cakes and if there any are left over we will be taking them to vulnerable people in the community.

If you have a food allergy please let us know so we can have drinks and snacks available which are suitable.

Cafe Poster for Mortlake Crematorium

Father’s Day

Sunday 16th June 2024, 10.30am in the Chapel (the service will also be webcast, details below)

Father’s Day can be such a difficult day when you’re bereaved. Whether you’re a Dad who has lost a child, you’re missing your Dad, or a special person, it’s never an easy time.

Our service will take place in the Chapel and everyone is welcome.  The name of the person you are remembering will be read out during the service.

On our dedicated online place you can add a photo, and share a memory or message.  We want you to use this space to share your memories, and help to build a community, united in remembrance.

Fathers Day

Wave of Light

Tuesday 15th October 2024 – 7pm – 8pm

Baby Loss Awareness Week Finishes each year on October 15th with the global wave of light.  October 15th is also International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day and is recognised across the world.  We would like to invite you to join with other families across the world and take part in the global wave of light in our Chapel.  You are welcome to bring your own candle and we will also have candles available.  Quiet music will play in the background.

Wave of Light

Our Adults Christmas Christmas Remembrance Services will be held on Sunday 1st December 2024 at 2.00pm

The service will be in our Chapel and will be taken by Father Mike Maguire from Westminster Cathedral.

The service will include Christmas Carols, readings and poems.  The names of those you are remembering will be read out in the service (we will take the names as you come into the chapel).

After the service there will be mince pies and non-alcoholic mulled wine.

For those unable to attend you can watch the service online, please contact us by the Thursday 28th November 2024 to let us know the names of the people you would like remembered in the service.

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Our Babies and Children’s Remembrance Service will be held on Sunday 8th December 2024  at 11.30am

Please join us to honour all babies and children who died too soon.

We’ll say their names, light candles, listen to music and read poems.

A space for everyone to reflect, remember and connect.

Note to parents

We would like to invite you to join us at our annual Babies and Children’s Memorial service, which will take place on Sunday 8th December at 11.30am.

During this service, which offers a space to people of all beliefs and none, we will honour the babies and children who have died too soon. We will say their names, light candles, listen to music and share poems and readings. After the service in the chapel you may join us in the Children’s Memorial Garden.

We would very much appreciate your ideas for the service and your participation. Do you have a piece of music you’d like to hear? A reading or poem that you wish to include, or read out yourself? Perhaps you play an instrument, or would like to sing a song? Or other suggestions for symbolic rituals?

Please let Natasha know as soon as you can, and the latest by 28 the November 2024,  so she can include your suggestions in the programme.

Following a suggestion from families, you are welcome to warm up in the waiting room after being to the garden.  Families kindly offered to bring a small plate of food e.g a cake, few canapes, crisps for everyone to share in the waiting room after the service.  If you are able to bring a small plate, or a cake, that would be much appreciated but please do not think you must.

For those unable to attend you can watch the service online

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National Grief Awareness week

2nd -8th December every year

It is held to raise awareness of all aspects of grief and loss on a national scale

Grief Awareness Week – Park Walk/Run

Visitors to the Crematorium, Funeral Directors and Arrangers, celebrants, staff will be able to take part in a 5k walk/run at Gunnersbury Park Run on Saturday 7th December 2024 08:45 for Grief Awareness Week.  If you would like to be involved please contact us.   You may be remembering someone you love; a child, mother, father, Grandad, grandmother, uncle, aunt, sister, brother, friend, colleague . #shareyourstory #strongertogether

All of those at the Good Grief Trust have lost someone they love, so they want to help you find the support you need as quickly as possible

5k Park Run Grief Awareness Week 2019

Mother’s Day

Sunday 10th March 2024 – 10.30am in the Chapel (the service will also be webcast)

Mother’s Day can be such a difficult day when you’re bereaved. Whether you’re a Mum who has lost a child, you’re missing your Mum, or a special person, it’s never an easy time.  The service will be held in the Chapel, time at 10.30am.

The names of those you are remembering will be read out in the service, please get in touch if you would like someone remembered.

For those unable to attend the service can be watched on line:

Website: https://watch.obitus.com

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There is also a special dedicated online place to remember them.  On the dedicated page you can add a photo, and share a memory or message.  We want you to use this space to share your memories, and help to build a community, united in remembrance.

Mothers Day