A Garland of memories
Cut flowers may be placed in the Chapel of Remembrance or in the Main Chapel vases and receptacles are provided in both Chapels. Provision has also been made in the Chapel of Remembrance for potted plants. Cut flowers may be laid upon the lawns but must not be secured by stakes or metal pegs, which constitute a hazard to motor mowers and the gardening staff. You are kindly requested to remove wrapping paper or cellophane before placing flowers on the lawns. Failure to comply will result in their removal. Containers, pots, arrangements and artificial flowers are prohibited within the grounds and if placed will be removed.
The Altar Vases (Chapel of Remembrance) or a vase in a stained glass Window Recess (Main Chapel) may be reserved, as available, for the anniversary of the death. Reservations are made for one week (i.e. from Saturday to Friday) and the nominal fee includes a framed memorial card which is placed with the flowers or plants. Approximately four months' notice is advisable for these arrangements and there are times when all the vases are booked well in advance.
Two additional schemes have been introduced to supplement our forms of commemoration Donations of any amount for memorial bulbs and trees may be made to the Superintendent at any convenient occasion; from this fund, naturalising bulbs are purchased each year together with replacement trees or shrubs. In this way the remembrance of a loved one lives on in the beauty of the flowers and trees which grace this lovely parkland, something for all to appreciate and share.
Annually we hold a Service of Remembrance on this day to remember those cremated at Margam It always commences at 3.00 p.m. Many families have expressed a wish to contribute towards the cost and a Service of Remembrance Fund has now been opened. Memorial donations may be made at any time until one month before the event. A Roll of Remembrance listing the names of those commemorated in this way will be prepared and displayed in the Chapel for the year following Palm Sunday Service These two memorial schemes are particularly recommended in lieu of flowers on Palm Sunday, Easter and Christmas when flowers and potted plants are very much in abundance.
On the second Saturday in December, we hold a Carol Service. This commences at 2.00 p.m. and is open to everyone. Following the Service, light refreshments are provided.