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Friends and families invited to remember loved ones this Christmas

14 November 2022

Friends and families invited to remember loved ones this Christmas

A free memorial service is being held at Mayfields Woodland Burial Ground to remember all those who are no longer with us this Christmas.

Organised and led by the colleagues at the grounds based in Eastham, on the Wirral Peninsula, everyone is welcome to the serviceon the evening of Wednesday 14 December.

It is hoped the event will provide comfort for bereaved relatives and friends who want to remember their loved ones during a particularly difficult time of year.

The evening will include carol singing from The Oaks Community Primary School, Ellesmere Port, and festive food and refreshments.

People are invited to leave a personal tribute on Mayfield's Christmas tree and light a candle to reflect and remember loved ones.

Lesley Hadley, Bereavement Coordinator for Bereavement Care - a free service provided by Southern Co-op, said: "We hope that spending this time with others, who will be sharing similar thoughts and emotions, will bring some comfort and support.

"The memorial service can help people from all backgrounds come together as a caring community to express their grief and gratitude."

After the service, there will also be a special surprise guest with chocolate gifts for the children.

A donation point will also be on site for those who want to donate non-perishable foods and toiletries to St Mary's Church in Eastham Village.

Anyone interested in attended must RSVP by emailing or by phoning 0151 327 2360.

The memorial service will also be available via webcast on Wednesday 14th Dec at 6.30pm. People can join at using the login pin 908-9940.

To find out more about Mayfields Woodland Burial Ground,



Felicity Hay, Press and PR Officer, Southern Co-op / 02392 222995

Notes to Editors:

About Mayfield and Southern Co-op

Mayfields Woodland Burial Ground can be found in Eastham, on the south bank of the River Mersey. The woodland burial ground is set in beautifully rural surroundings against a backdrop of established woodland, with stunning views across the river, offering an attractive and peaceful setting for funeral services or time for reflection.

The burial ground is part of Southern Co-op ( an independent co-operative operating more than 280 food, funeral and Starbucks coffee branches as well as Welcome franchise stores. The large co-operative has a commitment to sustainable business and a promise to provide a fair, fresh approach, for all. This is achieved through investment in its communities, the action it takes to protect its environment and its support for local food producers. Owned by more than 130,000 members, it has an annual turnover of £490m and more than 4,000 colleagues.