Latest Funeral Advice 23rd March 2020

This is the latest funeral advice received today on the 23rd March. We shall bullet point everything so it is clear:-

Funerals are still taking place
Where possible funerals to be arranged over the phone or by video call
Immediate family only to attend funeral, at risk groups urged not to attend
During the service all mourners to remain 2 meters apart
Limousines can still be used, only 6 passengers allowed behind the drivers screen all from the same household
No service sheets or attendance cards
All donations to be given online
Death notices are not to include details of where and when funerals will take place.

We shall continue to place updates as we get new information from the Government. Should anyone have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch by phone or email. 01484 844289

Coronavirus Update 18th March 2020

Once again we would like to reassure our families that our funeral services are carrying on as normal.

New guidelines received from the government and church bodies advise that all funeral services can now only take place either at the crematorium or graveside, however, services with small numbers of people attending can still take place in our chapel of rest.

Huddersfield Crematorium and Parkwood Crematorium are now offering live streaming of services for people who can not attend the service which has to be booked in advance of the service taking place.

At some point in the future once large gatherings are allowed to take place again, we shall be arranging some memorial services where everyone can attend to pay their respects.

Covid 19 March 16th Update

We would just like to reassure our families that our funeral services are carrying on as normal, until we receive further government instructions to do otherwise. Please feel free to call us if you have any questions.

For those not wishing to attend funeral services, Parkwood Crematorium are now offering a free web broadcast and we are hoping that Huddersfield Crematorium will soon follow suit.

A Quiet Place For Parents Who Have Suffered The Loss Of A Child

On Saturday March 21st 2020, 2pm – 4:30pm, St. Mary’s Church Wilshaw will be opening its doors as a quiet place for bereaved parents, where a candle may be lit and a photo left (if you wish) in remembrance. You are welcome to arrive anytime between 2pm & 4:30pm and you may stay for just a few minutes or the full two and a half hours. Refreshment will be served in the Sunday School, allowing time to talk if appropriate to you.

Over the last 6 years services have been held for bereaved parents and there is an alter cloth with the names of all the children who have been remembered. These names will be presented on a large screen throughout the afternoon and you are warmly invited to add the name of your child to the alter cloth.

St. Marys Church was built by bereaved parents who wanted to bury their daughter nearby. Mary (pictured above) was the name of their 23 years old child who died during childbirth in 1963.

The afternoon has been arranged by Jacqueline who lost a child and felt there was a need to support parents who have suffered the worst kind of loss and has arranged the day near mothers day as this can be a difficult time for parents, in the hope of bringing some comfort with happy memories in a safe place.

Anyone who would like more information can contact Jacqueline on 01484 663867.

St. Mary’s Church, Wilshaw, Wilshaw Road, Wilshaw, HD9 4EA (between Meltham & Holmfirth)