BURIALS, CREMATION SERVICES AND LIFE CELEBRATIONS
“The team at GreenAcres made a sad time a memorable and fitting tribute.”
At GreenAcres, it doesn’t matter who you are or what you believe. We don’t have many rules. Just tell us the type of ceremony you want, and we’ll work with you and your family, alongside your Funeral Director, to make it personal and unique.
A beautiful sanctuary
You can choose exactly how to honour the memory of the person you love within our protected woodlands, meadows and parkland.
A lifetime connection
Losing someone you love can be difficult. If you need additional support or comfort at any time, we’re here to help. All our parks hold regular coffee mornings and remembrance events where you can meet members of our team as well as other people experiencing bereavement. Our care doesn’t stop there.
A place for the living
GreenAcres is not only a place to reflect on a loved one, but a beautiful location to meet, go for a walk, and make connections that can last a lifetime. We’re open to visit every day of the year – friends and families are always welcome.
A friendly team
We’ll care for your loved one respectfully, and we’re here for the families who are left behind. Call us for advice, from the little things that make a difference on the day to putting up a permanent memorial to your loved one.
GREENACRES CEMETERIES AND CEREMONIAL PARKS
A GreenAcres Park is somewhere you don’t need to feel rushed. You’ll have all the time you need to say the goodbye you want.
“A gorgeous place to be laid to rest in beautiful surroundings with wildlife, birds and flowers. Perfect.”
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“I know that before my mum died, she was happy knowing that she would be buried exactly where she wanted to be.”
It may seem strange to be thinking about your own death. But planning how – and where – you’d like to be remembered is part of your legacy. And, when the time comes, it will give your family peace of mind to know they’re carrying out your wishes.
I go back to see my husband quite often. I chose a plot that’s in quite a busy area so that we can talk to passers-by and meet other people who have been in similar situations. Sometimes I bring a book so there for quite a few hours, sometimes I bring my laptop and work
I cannot thank the wonderful people at GreenAcres enough for the thoughtful and caring way they helped my mum to plan her funeral. They made a very difficult time so much easier and I know that before my mum died she was happy knowing that she would be buried exactly where she wanted to be.
We get great pleasure from our visits to GreenAcres. As a familywe decided to extend the glade and we have plots now for all fourof us to join Jack at some point.
A survey of over 2,000 UK residents has revealed that 29% of the population have discussed death and their funeral preferences more frequently with loved ones compared to before the coronavirus pandemic, demonstrating a shift in attitudes and openness when discussing the end of life.
The survey, commissioned by GreenAcres, the award-winning cemetery, and ceremonial park group, was designed to highlight the importance of families having appropriate support in place to manage end of life, death, and living with grief.
However, the results also highlighted some clear differences across both gender and age. 52% of women said they did discuss death with those closest to them, compared to only 36% of men.
Although 43% of respondents have either discussed some ideas or would like to share their thoughts, only 24% have shared detailed preferences for funeral arrangements with loved ones.
Those aged 35-44 felt most strongly that they didn’t know how to approach the topic of death, and one in four people have never discussed death with their loved ones, and don’t plan to.
Andy Tait from GreenAcres said:
“After the incredibly tragic experiences that so many people have lived through over the past 18 months, it’s perhaps not surprising that more and more of us have started to open up a conversation with our loved ones about death. For so many people, it can be an incredibly difficult topic – nothing can prepare you for how you might feel when someone close to you dies, whether it’s expected or not. It can feel overwhelming, devastating, and strange, all at the same time. There are lots to organise, and it can be difficult to know where to start.
“For many people, talking about death and individual preferences can be a taboo subject, but by sharing our wishes, it can take the stress and worry away from the people you love the most when it’s their turn to make the arrangements.
“Our survey highlights an encouraging shift in behaviour and openness, but also demonstrates that more needs to be done to normalise these important conversations and provide people with the support they need to not only discuss death but also living with grief.”
As part of its ongoing support to help people speak more openly about death, GreenAcres has launched a new partnership with a leading bereavement charity, The Good Grief Trust, to open a series of pop-up cafés across its UK parks for bereaved local communities and families.
Designed to offer an umbrella of support to local communities, the Good Grief Cafés at GreenAcres are run by trained Good Grief Trust volunteers who have all been bereaved themselves, to connect and signpost people to services across the country and help them find a way forward.