Pay tribute to your loved ones by adding their name to the Book of Remembrance at Redditch Crematorium, installing a bench in their honour, or dedicating a garden to them at the Memorial Gardens.
Remembering your loved one in Redditch
When a loved one dies and chooses to have their ashes scattered, their family and friends may want to designate a space in their memory to visit instead of a grave.
A memorial, such as a dedicated tree or bench, can be a meaningful way to remember your loved one. It can give you a spot to visit and think about your loved one in an area that was significant to them, such as the town where they grew up or their favourite spot in the park.
In Redditch, there are many ways you can set up a memorial for a loved one, including adding their name to the Book of Remembrance, dedicating a bench in the Crematorium to them, or a private memorial in the Memorial Gardens.
Find your funeral director in Redditch who will help you arrange a cremation and give you ideas for a meaningful memorial.
Memorialisation is the process of preserving memories of the person who’s died
This could be displaying a memorial plaque, scattering their ashes in a special place or having a bench created in their memory.
Book of Remembrance
For those that want to see their loved ones’ names immortalised in ink, you can add your loved ones’ names to the Book of Remembrance at Redditch Crematorium. The book has space for your loved one’s name, the date they died, and any other details you’d like to include. You can choose between two, five, and eight lines of text and add a motif too such as a crest, badge, or flower with longer texts.
The pages of the book are changed daily, allowing you to visit on the anniversary of your loved one’s death and see their name in the Book of Remembrance. The book is displayed in the crematorium for you to view during opening hours. You can contact the crematorium directly to find out their opening hours and if you need an appointment or not to view the book.
For those unable to visit the crematorium you can also purchase personal copies of the Book of Remembrance. You can choose from miniature copies of the inscription or memorial cards that you can keep or display in your home. To find out more about the cost of these, the inscription, and other information you might need, you can contact the crematorium directly.
You could also dedicate a memorial bench to your loved one. These wooden effect benches can be erected in the crematorium grounds offering you a quiet place to visit and pay your respects to your loved one. You can also enquire about memorial benches being placed around Redditch, but this is at the discretion of the council and will depend on availability.
The benches can either be inscribed on the top rail with up to forty letters, or you can place a plaque on the bench with space for up to sixty letters. The inscription allows you to dedicate the bench to your loved ones and pay tribute to them in a unique and dignified way.
To find out more about applying for a memorial bench, the costs, and where your bench can be placed, contact Redditch council directly.
If you want a more private memorial for your loved one, then you could dedicate a private memorial garden to them. These can be done at Redditch crematorium and require permission from the council. You can have a private area where you can pay tribute to your loved one, allowing you space to create a memorial that best captures the life of your loved one.
To do this, you will need to contact the council directly. They will be able to walk you through the process and help you get permission to erect a memorial in the garden too. Be aware that a private garden is listed as a premium option and can be expensive.
However, if you want a truly unique memorial for your loved one, or want to create a garden in the memory of several loved ones, it could be an option worth exploring. You will be able to customise the garden to suit you and your loved one and have a private place to come and grieve or pay your respects.
Arrange a direct cremation
If you’d prefer to arrange a direct cremation, you can have a memorial at any time, anywhere you wish, perhaps at home or your loved one’s favourite pub.