New Farewell Service at Lea Fields

Date published: 01 December 2020
Lea Fields Crematorium

Lea Fields Crematorium in West Lindsey is now offering a new Farewell Service.

The new state of the art crematorium which opened its doors in Lea, earlier this year will now be able to offer more choice.

West Lindsey District Council, which operates the new facility made the decision at a recent Corporate Policy and Resources Committee meeting to offer more choice.

A direct cremation is a cremation without a traditional funeral service. It still takes place at the crematorium; the only difference is that no family and friends are present.

A Farewell Service is an attended direct funeral that will give up to 6 family members an opportunity to say their private farewell. Although an Officiant will not be leading, and no eulogy will be said, the applicant can choose one piece of music to be played throughout this short farewell. The webcast facility is available on request subject to the current fees and charges so that people from further afield have the chance to view the Farewell.

Deborah Balsdon, Crematorium Manager at Lea Fields Crematorium has welcomed the decision. She said: “We understand that there are many reasons to choose a direct service and I am pleased we will now be able to offer something more personal at Lea Fields. Some people may find comfort from being able to see their loved one being taken into our care and our new Farewell Service will enable this.”

The Farewell Service will be available at 9am Monday to Friday (subject to availability).

Lea Fields Crematorium and gardens is situated on the hillside in Lea, benefitting from beautiful views of the woodland and distant vistas across the River Trent and Nottinghamshire. The gardens of remembrance are filled with young trees and wild flower meadows creating calm spaces in which to reflect and offering views over the landscape and river valley.

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