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Christmas Memorial service at Thornhill Crematorium
An ecumenical Christmas Memorial Service will be held at the Wenallt Chapel at Thornhill Crematorium on Sunday, December 8, at 2pm.

Everyone is welcome to attend and pay their respects to their loved ones during this Christmas period.

Before the service, from 1.45pm, the Cardiff North ‘Sing with Us’ Tenovus Cancer Care Choir, led by Choir Leader Alicia Stark, will perform a medley of Christmas songs and carols.

The service, conducted by Rev. Lionel Fanthorpe, will contain a number of readings, poems and carols. Deborah Morgan Lewis will be leading the singing and the service will conclude at approximately 3pm.

A council spokesperson said: “Losing a loved one is always incredibly difficult but this time of year can be particularly challenging. This service offers people of all faiths the opportunity to come together and remember those who have sadly passed.”

A collection in aid of Tenovus Cancer Care will take place during the service. Tenovus Cancer Care’s aims are simple - they want to help prevent, treat and find a cure for cancer. They do this by offering support, advice and treatment to cancer patients and their loved ones where it’s needed most – right in the heart of the Community.

This Christmas, Bereavement Services will be selling memorial tags, for a minimum donation of £2.00, in memory of a loved one. The tags can be placed on one of the Christmas Memorial Trees in the Wenallt Chapel Courtyard.

The trees will be placed from December 6, and will remain in situ until January 6, 2020 when they will be removed in keeping with ‘Twelfth Night’ tradition. All donations received will be in support of Tenovus Cancer Care.