Easthampstead Park Cemetery and Crematorium have today opened a new state of the art chapel, giving families and friends more choice when saying goodbye to loved ones.
The new light and airy chapel, Wellington, can seat around 100 people with extra standing room for larger services, and allows the facility to run up to 14 services a day. The name Wellington was chosen due to the close proximity of Wellington College, instituted in memory of the first Duke of Wellington.
Facilities at the new chapel include a floral tribute area and additional planting. The work is part of a wider scheme which will increase parking spaces within the grounds by nearly 50 per cent, along with a new road layout, to allow for better traffic flow.
Iain McCracken, executive member for culture, resources and public protection said:
“I’m delighted to be part of the opening of the new Wellington chapel today, a welcome addition to the facilities at Easthampstead Park Cemetery and Crematorium. The new chapel, along with improvements at the site will help provide a more comprehensive service for residents and their families.”