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
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
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.