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Garden Report

Posted on 13th January 2017

2016 started with the recycling of the Christmas wreaths. All recyclable material was dealt with appropriately and all organic or bio degradable wreaths/materials were added to the dead hedge, benefiting the natural environment and the wildlife associated with it.

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Essential Works and Chapel Closures

Posted on 12th December 2016

The refurbishment works on The Ogden Chapel are now complete and the chapel opened on 7th December, 2016. The chapel and the building has undergone major works i.e. roofing, guttering, insulation and re-wiring of the entire chapel. The chapel has been re-decorated and is now bright and welcoming. The floor, both upstairs and down has been stripped back and re-varnished and has been restored to its former glory. All the doors to the chapel have also been re-varnished. The pews have been returned to the chapel.

The public toilets have been totally refurbished and are now modernised to a high standard, tiled from floor to ceiling.

The second phase of the project has been put back due to concerns over the weather at this time of year. It is now hoped work will commence on the Jamieson side of the building in March/April 2017.

This website will be updated as to the progress of these works.

If you have any questions or queries with regard the above please do not hesitate to contact me at – enquiries@swmcrematorium.gov.uk.

Teresa Kearney
Superintendent/Registrar

Statutory Notice

Posted on 29th June 2016

Annual return

Notice of Conclusion of Audit

Open Day

Posted on 25th July 2016

On Saturday 11th June, 2016, The South West Middlesex Crematorium held its Annual Open Day followed by a Multi-Faith Memorial Service. The Superintendent/Registrar, Teresa Kearney, started the first tour for the crematory in the Jamieson Chapel, at 10.30 am and gave a brief over-view of the crematorium and of the various processes that would be explained to them on the tour...

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Press Release - Thousands raised by crematorium

Posted on 12th December 2016

On Wednesday 16th November, 2016, Teresa Kearney, Superintendent/Registrar, South West Middlesex Crematorium, presented a cheque for £4,337.00 to The Marie Curie Charity, in the crematorium grounds. The charity was nominated for its continued support to the dying and the bereaved. Emma Dolman thanked the crematorium for the kind donation and confirmed it will be used to “deliver expert hands on care, emotional support, research guidance, helping people living with a terminal illness”. Mrs. Angela Bradley, whose husband James died of cancer, said “the Marie Curie nurses were wonderful and helped my family and myself through a very hard time”. This donation was made in his memory.

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Christmas Tree Appeal

Posted on 12th December 2016

This year the 2016 Christmas Tree Appeal will be held in aid of Marie Curie.

 

Christmas Memorial Service 2016

Posted on 15th December 2016

At 18.15 on Friday 9th December, 2016, the staff of the Crematorium and members of the public, congregated in the memorial hall for some refreshments and mulled wine.

At 18.45 everyone made their way to the Ogden Chapel for the start of the memorial service attended by Reverend David Cloake of Ss Philip & James Church of England, Whitton and Colin Irwin, Funeral Celebrant. As everyone entered the chapel The New Egham Singers Choir sang “Sweet Chiming Bells”.

Teresa Kearney, Superintendent/Registrar opened the service by welcoming everyone and expressing her wish “that the service would bring everyone a bit closer together as friends and families in the same purpose – to remember all we love and the good and happy times spent together”. The Superintendent then asked The Reverend David Cloake to open the service. Reverend Cloake offered his thoughts and reflections of Advent and Christmas and concluded by playing his choice of music for the service – O Come O Come Emmanuel by Phil Wickham – a modern version of the traditional carol.

Teresa Kearney then invited everyone to light a candle in memory of their loved one(s), during which the choir sang “Silent Night”

Mr. Colin Irwin, Funeral Celebrant, continued the service offering his thoughts and reflections for the coming season and reciting a poem especially written for the evening. He ended his reflections with his choice of music – No-one stands alone by Blue Murder.

Teresa Kearney then invited everyone to join in singing the traditional carol of “Once in Royal David’s City” ably assisted by The New Egham Singers choir.

Robert Savill – Deputy Superintendent/Registrar brought the service to a close by thanking Reverend Cloake, Colin Irwin and The New Egham Singers Choir for their contributions to the memorial service, and by wishing everyone a happy and peaceful festive season. The service concluded with The New Egham Singers Choir singing “Calypso Carol”.

 

 

A CELEBRATION OF LIFE by Colin Irwin – Celebrant

 

A CELEBRATION OF LIFE by Colin Irwin – Celebrant

They bring you here to rest awhile
At the setting of the day
An oasis of calm tranquility
Before you haste away

On that journey for which we all must prepare
Without knowing where or when
Just one more adventure in the mystery of life
When we embrace that last amen

Here everyone’s equal, all are akin
Whatever the status or name
No matter of money, religion or creed
Everyone’s treated the same

With respect and honour for now is the time
When you can finally make your peace
With enemies and friends but mostly yourself
Let this place be a house of release

From bitterness, anger and thoughts of revenge
Or regretting you made some bad calls
For there’s nothing to cause panic or fear
Just sanctuary between these four walls

Some may have beliefs, some may have none
Your view may be clear or a haze
But the mind that is open is a mind full of hope
Faith works in mysterious ways

We don’t always have answers to the questions you ask
It’s a journey you must partake alone
But may you find solace and peace in your heart
And find the right pathway home

For now is the time to recall and reflect
On building walls and forgiving
And raise your glass to a true miracle
And to drink to the joy of living

So blessed be Hanworth and other such Crems
Where we care for those who have gone
Knowing whatever’s ahead for those precious souls
Treasured memories live on and on

Families come here to grieve and to mourn
Be it a sibling, a husband or wife
But amid the sadness that accompanies loss
Let’s not forget to celebrate life

 

Christmas Wreaths

After Christmas we throw away £000’s worth of wreaths which go straight to landfill, and as a result we would request that visitors to the crematorium consider purchasing biodegradable wreaths. The use of biodegradable tributes both reduces the cost of disposal and the impact on the environment. Some of the trellises will be marked especially for these type of wreaths.

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Children's Memorial Garden

Since its opening in 1954, the Crematorium has seen a number of babies/children find their final resting place within its memorial gardens, but it always lacked a designated area for families who experienced the loss of a child.

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