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Maldon Cemetery Day of Dedication 2022

Published on Tuesday, 6th December 2022

Day of dedication 2022

Maldon District Council’s annual Day of Dedication took place at the Woodland Glade area in Maldon Cemetery on Saturday 3 December with celebrant Glenn Mayes, leading a short dedication.

A number of families gathered at Maldon Cemetery to plant trees and shrubs as lasting and living tribute to their loved ones that have passed, and to help the Woodland Glade flourish into a beautiful woodland.

The philosophy of the natural burial area, is entirely aimed at the development of a natural environment, creating a peaceful, tranquil resting place with an awareness of the ecological benefits that come from the establishment of woodlands and natural grasses.

The area’s natural approach means it is a living place, so as the seasons change, so the woodlands change in their character. The natural grasses, spring and summer wildflowers and the autumnal colours make this a beautiful setting to visit and remember a loved one.

Cllr Bob Boyce MBE, Chairman of Maldon District Council, said; “I am delighted that so many families joined us for what is always a very moving and poignant occasion. I am grateful to our Cemetery team, but also the dedicated volunteers and Friends of Maldon Cemetery, who work tirelessly to make this such a beautiful place where families can take the time to sit with their own thoughts and remember their loved ones in this tranquil place.”