Oakleaf Service of Remembrance
Leeds Minster, November 2017 – date TBC
Oakleaf Service of Remembrance is a ceremony where the names of loved ones are written down on a paper oak leaf and then placed on an altar and read out during the service. Photographs of loved ones are placed around the font and children from a local school light a candle for each person who has died. A commemorative quilt which also represents the lives of loved ones is hung on display throughout the service.
The service can be seen as the first step towards starting the healing process and gives the bereaved an opportunity to speak with others who are going through their own grieving. It gives a feeling of togetherness, helping to remind people that they are not alone in their grief.
Traditionally, the service is held on the first Sunday after Remembrance Sunday and services are held throughout the country.
For further information about the service, or if you would like an oak leaf to be sent to you or filled out on your behalf, please call us on 01484 723 649 or e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.