Recent news from Humber Woodland
We are delighted with our new shelter, and we hope you will like it too! The shelter can be used for holding funerals, or just as a peaceful place to get out of the rain on a wet day. We like to think it blends in with its surroundings, it is currently almost hidden by [...]
Just an update to remind you that we have opened our gates. Humber Woodland is looking beautiful with lots of trees in blossom. The gates are open everyday from 9am to 5pm.
Hello everyone, Since we decided to close our gates while the Corona Virus rages, we have been thinking very hard about when we could open them again to enable families to visit their loved-ones’ graves at this time of extra stress and sadness for everyone. We opened the gates today (23rd April) and intend to [...]
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