Harvest Festival at Cromer Crematorium

Harvest Festival at Cromer Crematorium

by Cromer Crematorium

Harvest Festival at Cromer Crematorium

More than 40 children visited Cromer Crematorium to take part in a Harvest Festival and to donate items to a local foodbank.

A coachload of children from Roughton CofE Primary School, together with their teachers and members of their families, took part in the annual event.

Cromer Crematorium is part of Westerleigh Group, the UK’s largest owner and operator of crematoria and cemeteries, with 37 sites in England, Scotland, and Wales, all set within beautifully landscaped gardens of remembrance which provide pleasant, tranquil places for people to visit and reflect.

The event was organised as part of the crematorium’s continuing efforts to play a positive role in local community life and to help share the values of thanksgiving and gratefulness to the land, and soil, with the next generation.

Jennie Hodgkinson, from Cromer Church, led the service, which included readings and traditional harvest songs, and the guest speaker was Tim Morton, from North Norfolk Foodbank.

Cromer Crematorium Site Manager Rodney Clark-Ward said: “Harvest is the time when we seek to share our gratitude to the land which grew crops to keep us nourished over the winter months.

“Access to food remains a barrier to many people in our local community and we wanted to make sure that our activities help support those in need.

“Tim spoke to the congregation about how the foodbank works and how it is needed now, more than ever.

“The donations of food that were made on at the Harvest Festival were distributed around Cromer within days.

“The festival went very well, and we are very much looking forward to the children returning to take part in our Christmas Service later this year.”