Nene Valley Crematorium opened its doors to the local community on Saturday (7 December), providing people the opportunity to remember loved ones at a candle-lit service.
Friends and family came together to remember loved ones who had passed away during the previous 12 months in two ceremonies led by ceremony leaders of a range of faiths and those of none.
Visitors had an opportunity to write a message to a loved one and place this within a bauble on a remembrance tree, which will remain in the ceremony hall throughout the festive period.
Chairman for the Board of Directors at Nene Valley Crematorium, Cllr Paul Bell, said:
"Christmas is often a time of remembrance and reflection and these special services provided family and friends who have lost a loved one this year with the opportunity to commemorate those that they’ve lost in a peaceful environment."
Crematorium Manager Tracy Lawrence said: "It is important to provide those that have lost family and friends with the chance to remember their loved ones at a peaceful candle-lit service like this. The first Christmas without those they love can be difficult, and we hope in some small way that the messages conveyed by ceremony leaders, and music played on Saturday, helped."
Nene Valley Crematorium opened in September 2016 and is operated by Wellingborough Bereavement Services Limited.
To find out more about the crematorium facility and the service it offers, including how to commemorate loved ones through memorials, please contact a member of the team on 01933 229660 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org