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Welcome to Memorial Woodlands Funeral Directors

The South West's Premier Woodlands Cemetery..........


All families and friends of loved ones who have been laid to rest at Memorial Woodlands are warmly invited to our ninth annual service of remembrance on Sunday 3 November.

The service will be led by popular celebrant Colston Smith, supported by the Round the Edge choir and bagpiper Rob McNaught. Coinciding with the traditional Day of the Dead, observed across the world for millennia, the service is non-religious, incorporating readings, songs and poems to help our community to celebrate lives loved and lost.

There is no need to book: please arrive between 5:30 and 6:00pm, when we will give you a living, commemorative flame to hold throughout the half-hour service. At 6:30 we will form a circle of light around the William Denning Memorial Tree before returning to the reception buildings for refreshments.

Remember to wear warm clothes, stout shoes and bring a brolly, just in case! We look forward to seeing you.
Memorial Woodlands is a 20 acre woodland cemetery site near Thornbury, Bristol. We offer a unique, personal approach to funerals, where only one service is ever held each day and families are encouraged to plan a personal service involving the on-site facilities of non-denominational chapel, reception rooms and woodland cemetery.
The basic principles of time, space and privacy are paramount to us at Memorial Woodlands – we have worked with over 2,000 families over the last ten years and understand the individual needs of each funeral we plan. We pride ourselves on our compassionate approach and as a result of our personal services Memorial Woodlands has cemented its place as the South West’s premier Woodland Cemetery.
Our highly acclaimed, professional and caring team at MW Funeral Directors can help plan all types of funerals including traditional, multi-faith or ecological and can work at any location of your choice, if you choose not to use the facilities at Memorial Woodlands. We have found that many people want to be actively involved in the organisation of the funeral; a rare possibility in traditional funerary processes. This is something that has become central to our reputation within Bristol. We encourage active participation in the planning of funerals, focussing on making services unique and personal to those involved, providing the ideal setting to honour the deceased. We have offices in Westbury-on-Trym and at the Memorial Woodlands’ main site.
Burials at Memorial Woodlands follow an eco-friendly approach. In times of increasing environmental awareness, the Memorial Woodland offers a place where the planting of indigenous woodland helps reduce your 'carbon footprint', and where materials and methods used for burial are environmentally sound wherever possible.
Everything that happens at Memorial Woodlands is set in the context of developing an indigenous mixed woodland and wildlife habitat. For just over a decade we have transformed the hedgerows, small fields and rolling meadows of this beautifully serene valley near Thornbury into a woodland cemetery for future generations to remember and enjoy.
Memorial Woodlands is also proud to work with an on-site floral partner Helen Pyle who is happy to discuss any flower requirements. For more information or to contact Helen, please visit www.morrisminorflowers.co.uk

For more details telephone 01454 414 999 or
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Memorial Woodlands is a member of the Association of Burial Authorities & Associate Member of the Institute of Cemetary & Crematorium Management.