Recent news from Humber Woodland
January 2021 It’s been a tough year for everyone, but we recently had some news which made us smile. For the third year running we have been awarded The Best Natural Burial Ground in the West Midlands! This award means so much to us, because winners are selected based on feedback from the families that [...]
January 2021. Last year we were kindly donated a lovely big owl box! We have just put it up in the shelter belt and we’re hoping it will be well used!!
Humber Woodland has been looking so beautiful in the recent frosty weather we have had! As we enter lockdown 3, we are open for funerals as per Government Guidelines, which is a maximum of 30 people, all respecting social distancing. We will not be able to offer wakes in our shelter at the current time. [...]
Don’t lay me in some gloomy churchyard shaded by a wall
Where the dust of ancient bones has spread a dryness over all,
Lay me in some leafy loam where, sheltered from the cold
Little seeds investigate and tender leaves unfold.
There kindly and affectionately, plant a native tree
To grow resplendent before God and hold some part of me.
The roots will not disturb me as they wend their peaceful way
To build the fine and bountiful, from closure and decay.
To seek their small requirements so that when their work is done
I’ll be tall and standing strongly in the beauty of the sun.
Reproduced by kind permission of Pam Ayres, from her book Surgically Enhanced