Annual memorial services

Every year we hold memorial services at our cemetery chapels to help people pay respect to their loved ones. These services are open to all members of the public.

The Minister will read the names of those you would like to remember during each service. If you would like to be involved in these services, for example by singing or reading a poem, please get in touch.

Christmas dates 2017

Date Location Time Service
Memorial service schedule
Saturday 3 December East Sheen Cemetery Chapel 12.30pm Children and babies memorial service
Saturday 3 December East Sheen Cemetery Chapel 2.30pm Afternoon memorial service
Tuesday 5 December Twickenham Cemetery Chapel 6pm Early evening memorial service
Tuesday 12 December Teddington Cemetery Chapel 6pm Early evening memorial service

On the day

During the service there will be a period of personal reflection. The names of those we wish to remember will be read out by the officiant taking the service. Please give the names of those you wish to be remembered to the staff member at the chapel door.

You will be invited to place a personal message on the Christmas tree if you wish to do so, and tea lights will also be available for you to light and leave burning throughout the service.

This year we are inviting families to bring a helium balloon with them. We shall gather outside the chapel at the end of the service and release them in memory of those who we are thinking of at this time of year.

Collections

As every year we shall be supporting various charities. Please feel free to show your support as you leave the chapel. Various collection containers will be available.

More information

Please contact the Cemetery Office if you wish to take part in a memorial service, or you would like more information.

Phone: 020 8876 4511
Email: cemeteries@richmond.gov.uk

Updated: 10 October 2017