Westerleigh Group holds a Service of Dedication at North Wiltshire Crematorium


North Wiltshire Dedication Service – Wednesday 17th July 2019

A service of dedication of North Wiltshire Crematorium took place on Wednesday July 17th, and was well attended by local Funeral Directors, Clergy and Funeral Celebrants as well as senior representatives of professional organisations from the Bereavement sector. The Crematorium Manager Joe Claxton welcomed the congregation and thanked everyone for attending.

The service of dedication was led by The Right Reverend Lee Rayfield, Suffragan Bishop of Swindon, who emphasised the importance of those involved in making funeral arrangements and providing facilities at Crematoria and for the bereaved to be able to mourn. The Bishop blessed the buildings and spoke of the Crematorium being a Sacred and Holy Place a place where services for those of all faiths and those with no beliefs could be held in accordance to the wishes of each family. The Bishop spoke of the funeral as where mourners may ask questions about themselves as they hear about the life of the Deceased and recall the story of the life of those they have known and loved.

North Wiltshire carried out its first service on August 8th 2018 and has already established a reputation for offering the highest standards of service to bereaved families from Royal Wootton Bassett, Wroughton and towns and villages across the local area.

The crematorium is a convenient choice for the residents of South West Swindon, Wootton Bassett, the M4 corridor and much of the North Wiltshire area.

North Wiltshire Crematorium provides families with all the facilities they need and plenty of time to hold a dignified and private funeral with services at hourly intervals which allows sufficient time between services avoiding the bottlenecks that can affect other crematoria and ensuring that each service is afforded the dignity it deserves, thus enabling it to be a unique and personal event.

The Bishop Blessed the Chapel thinking of those who have been cremated here and those who will be cremated in the future. The crematorium offers families the opportunity to hold an individual and very personal Funeral.


After the Ceremony the congregation gathered for refreshments in a marquee in the grounds, and many took the opportunity to have a guided tour looking behind the scenes.