as seen on BBC TV
Wrottesley Natural Burial Ground
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of taking another service at Wrottesley Natural Burial Ground.
This is the most beautiful, tranquil spot, tucked away so well that many people are completely
unaware of its presence. Turning off Wrottesley Park Road, a tree-lined track takes you down to a
green oasis which is a complete contrast to the city just a mile or two down the road. Unspoiled
and unstructured, little paths meander their way through the grass and it is a haven for wildlife.
The burial ground hosts full burials and interment or scattering of ashes and families have enhanced the area by planting trees or commissioning beautiful, oak benches in memory of their loved one. There is only ever one service a day, so families can take all the time in the world to say goodbye without feeling rushed. Music can be played if desired and the burial itself feels so much more gentle and peaceful. The whole process is very flexible and Chris and the team will do their best to accommodate any wishes you might have. They will even return to putting the kettle on again once restrictions are lifted further!
I was amazed to discover how much cheaper a burial is at Wrottesley, yet another plus. Our service that day was for a lady who adored nature and so, alongside her husband once more, it could not have been a more perfect spot. I was fully prepared for the weather but, although rain was forecast, it remained dry, much to everyone’s relief. After three months of madness it felt good to jump off the hamster wheel for a while, to hear the birds sing and absorb the calm..…….and breathe……….