Thornhill Crematorium Christmas Memorial Service

An ecumenical Christmas Memorial Service will be held in the Wenallt Chapel at Thornhill Crematorium on Sunday, 9 December 2018 at 2pm. Everyone is welcome to attend and pay their respects to loved ones during the Christmas period.

The service, conducted by Rev. Lionel Fanthorpe will begin at 2pm and contain a number of readings, poems and carols. Deborah Morgan Lewis will be leading the singing and the service will conclude at approximately 3pm.

Cabinet Member with responsibility for Bereavement Services, Cllr Michael Michael, said:  "The Christmas Memorial Service at Thornhill Crematorium offers people of all faiths the opportunity to come together and remember those who have sadly passed. We know that losing a loved one is always incredibly difficult but this time of year can be particularly challenging."

A collection in aid of Cardiff and Newport Sands will take place during the service. The charity supports anyone affected by the death of a baby. They also work with health professionals to improve bereavement care and help promote and fund research to towards reducing baby deaths.

This Christmas, Bereavement Services will be selling memorial tags for a minimum donation of £2.00 in memory of a loved one which can be placed on one of the Christmas Memorial Trees in the Wenallt Chapel Courtyard.

The trees will be placed from Wednesday, 5 December and will remain in situ until Saturday, 6 January 2019, when they will be removed in keeping with ‘Twelfth Night' tradition.

All donations received will be in support of Cardiff and Newport Sands. For more information about the charity please visit