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Great Glen Crematorium to host Christmas Service on site

There'll be refreshments, bellringers, and carols.

The Great Glen Crematorium is hosting this year’s Christmas Carol and Remembrance Service on Friday, December 17 at 6pm.

Covid-19 restrictions meant that people couldn't visit the chapel for the service last year. For this year, families can choose to attend the flagship event in person or watch the service online.

Harvey Watson, Site Manager at Great Glen Crematorium, said: “We are so pleased to be able to welcome families back into our chapel for the Christmas Carol and Remembrance Service this year.

“This event is always popular and while webcasting it last year meant that we were still able to share the seasonal service, there’s nothing quite like being here in person.

“Of course, we know that this is not always possible, which is why we’re providing both options this year. For those who do want to come to the chapel and be part of the service, they can.

“But not everyone is able to attend. Some may have health or mobility issues, or simply live too far away and not have any transport, so we will still be webcasting the service, too, so that everyone can join in and remember their loved ones in the run up to Christmas.

Bellringers and singers will be in attendance and there will also be an address by the Archdeacon of Leicester, Richard Worsfold.

The service will include a mixture of readings and popular Christmas Carols. Each year, it provides a valuable opportunity for families and friends to come together and remember their loved ones in the run up to Christmas.

Refreshments will be provided and guests can write personalised messages on memory tags that will be used to decorate the chapel Christmas tree.

In-person attendees should reserve their place by calling 0116 259 1101 or emailing

To view the service online visit the webcast link and enter the username ‘GreatGlen’ (exactly as it appears between the quotation marks) and the password ‘Tree’.


Written by Kerry Smith

Kerry is editor of Cross Production's Niche Magazine in Leicester and has a degree in film and journalism. She writes about business news, entertainment, and local people.


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