North Hertfordshire Memorial Park and Crematorium near Hitchin has official opening

North Herts Memorial Park is opened by North Herts Memorial Ltd chairman Howard Hodgson, civil celeb

North Herts Memorial Park is opened by North Herts Memorial Ltd chairman Howard Hodgson, civil celebrant Robby Evans, Rev Andrew Henton Pusey of Hitchin's Walsworth Road Baptist Church, Fr Tom O'Brien of Our Lady's Catholic church, the Bishop of St Albans Alan Smith and North Herts District Council chairman Alan Millard. Picture: Alan Millard - Credit: Archant

A new memorial park and crematorium near Hitchin has had its official opening this week.

The Bishop of St Albans Alan Smith at the opening of North Hertfordshire Memorial Park & Crematorium

The Bishop of St Albans Alan Smith at the opening of North Hertfordshire Memorial Park & Crematorium. Picture: Danny Loo - Credit: Archant

The North Hertfordshire Memorial Park and Crematorium was declared open on Tuesday with an ecumenical service led by the Bishop of St Albans, Alan Smith.

Also on hand were Baptist minister Rev Andrew Pusey, Catholic priest Fr Thomas O’Brien, civil celebrant Robby Evans and North Herts District Council chairman Alan Millard.

North Herts Memorial Park. Picture: Alan Millard

North Herts Memorial Park. Picture: Alan Millard - Credit: Archant

The park, off the A600 Bedford Road near Holwell, has been open since June.

Oxfordshire-based operator Memoria Ltd has invested more than £5 million into it.

North Herts Memorial Park. Picture: Alan Millard

North Herts Memorial Park. Picture: Alan Millard - Credit: Archant


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Memoria’s Jamieson Hodgson said: “It has been an honour to support local families since the facility opened in June.

“This state-of-the-art crematorium and memorial park has filled a clear gap in service in North Herts, and we feel very privileged to have the right to look after local people in such a way.”

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