Pay tribute to your loved one with a dedicated memorial bench in your favourite area of Worthing, create bespoke jewellery using their ashes, or place a plaque on the wall of remembrance.
Remembering your loved one in Worthing
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 Worthing, there are a number of ways you can set up a memorial for your loved one, including dedicating a bench in their honour or creating unique jewellery using their ashes.
Find your funeral director in Worthing who will help you arrange a cremation or burial, 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.
Dedicate a bench to your loved one
Dedicate a bench to your loved one and create a spot in Worthing for your family and friends to meet up and share stories and memories. The bench could also be somewhere for you to go on your own and quietly reflect.
To dedicate a bench in Worthing to your loved one, contact the Parks and Foreshore Administration Team by letter, email, or telephone. Let them know where in Worthing you’d like to place your bench, and consider coming up with a few options, in case your first choice is full. Give them your contact details and they will then send you an application form.
Fill in the application form with the inscription you’d like on the bench, which can be up to 15 words. Return the application form with a deposit of £250 and the council should place your bench within three months.
Include their ashes in beautiful glass jewellery
Keep your loved one close by using their ashes in a unique piece of jewellery.
Local company Ashes with Art, based at The Forge Gallery in Worthing, creates unique jewellery and art using ashes and hair. You can choose from a range of jewellery including rings, necklaces and charms, as well as Christmas ornaments and glass art, pebbles, and sculptures.
When you place an order, Ashes with Art will send you everything you need to send the ashes to them. Their craftsmen will then make the bespoke jewellery using your choice of metal, while the glass specialists will create your ash gemstone. The gemstone will then be set in the jewellery and can be engraved.
Order your jewellery or art from Ashes with Art either online, with a postal pack, or in person.
Place a plaque on the wall of remembrance
Honour your loved one’s memory with a plaque on the wall of remembrance in the peaceful memorial gardens. The gardens are a tranquil place for family and friends to visit and remember their loved one.
The plaques are made of red Balmoral granite with gold leaf inscriptions. The memorial plaques can be dedicated to just one person, or you can include the names of multiple family members. You can also choose to leave space for a name to be added later.
Apply for a memorial by filling in an application form from Worthing Crematorium. At the moment, you will need to download, complete and return the application via post, but the crematorium will open online applications soon.
Get help arranging a direct cremation
Direct cremation takes care of the coffin, transport to the crematorium, and hand-delivery of the ashes back to you. You can then have a service or memorial your own way, in your own time (or not have one at all).