Each Year at 5pm on the Sunday before Christmas Day, We have the official lighting of Our Memorial Tree. We invite anyone who wishes to attend.
We provide cards to place on the tree to remember loved ones and give each Family a memorial candle to light at a special time to them.
A special rose with a poem attached, written by a local Poet Cathy Hogan is also presented to each family, this Year’s poem is a follows;
I AM SENDING THIS CHRISTMAS MESSAGE,TO YOU WHO I DEARLY LOVE,
TO TELL YOU THAT ALL IS WELL WITH ME, AS I REST HERE UP ABOVE,
I KNOW YOU FIND IT HARD AT THIS SPECIAL TIME OF YEAR,
I SEE HOW MUCH YOU MISS, I SEE EVERY SINGLE TEAR,
BUT I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT ALL IS GOOD WITH ME,
AND RIGHT BY YOUR SIDE THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON,IS WHERE I’LL ALWAYS BE,
I WANT TO SEE YOU DO THE THINGS, WE ALWAYS DID BEFORE,
CHRISTMAS SHOULD BE WHAT IT ALWAYS WAS, THOUGH I’M NOT THERE ANY MORE,
I’LL WATCH AS YOU DECORATE OUR FAMILY CHRISTMAS TREE,
AND I KNOW EACH ORNAMENT YOU HANG, WILL HOLD A MEMORY OF ME,
BUT LET THESE MEMORIES BRING YOU COMFORT, WITH JOY PLEASE SPEAK MY NAME,
THE GREATEST GIFT YOU’LL GIVE ME, WILL BE TO SEE YOU SMILE AGAIN…
HEAVEN IS SO BEAUTIFUL AT THIS SPECIAL TIME OF YEAR,
THE STARS SHINE EVEN BRIGHTER AS CHRISTMAS DAY DRAWS NEAR,
WE SIT HERE ALTOGETHER, ANGELS YOUNG AND OLD,
AND STORIES OF OUR TIME ON EARTH, ARE SO OFTEN TOLD,
THE ONE THING THAT UNITES US ALL, IS THE LOVE THAT WE ALL KNEW,
BEFORE GOD CALLED US HOME TO HIM, WHEN WE SHARED OUR LIVES WITH YOU,
THE ONLY GIFT I CAN SEND THIS YEAR, IS A PARCEL FULL OF LOVE
AND A PROMISE THAT I WILL FOREVER, BE WATCHING FROM ABOVE..