Mortlake Crematorium 80th Anniversary

Mortlake Crematorium has been supporting the local community for 80 years. It marked this occasion with a Full Circle Festival on Saturday 29th June celebrating life. On the hottest day of the year, there were over 40 contributors including local community groups, bereavement charities, hospices and Richmond and Barnes Deanery.

With talks and behind the scenes tours, a chance to pick your funeral hymns, guidance on planning an LGBTQ funeral and plenty of time to sit in the shade and chat, it was an inspirational day. A real community fair that broke down the taboos around death and dying.

As well as the Deanery, some of the contributors included the Kew Neighbourhood Association, The Good Grief Trust, The Art of Dying Well, and Princess Alice Hospice.

As part of the 80th Anniversary, Richmond and Barnes Deanery will be presenting the crematorium with a Bible.