The Cardiff and Glamorgan Memorial Park and Crematorium is located near Wenvoe Castle, Barry, South Wales and has been designed to be in keeping with the Vale’s surroundings, using, where possible, local materials and products such as Welsh slate and stone.
The memorial gardens offer memorialisation made exclusively from either Welsh lime or sandstone and so will blend perfectly with the surrounding beauty and rural aspect of the Vale.
The facility also offers traditional and natural burial. The natural burial section caters for families who wish for burial in a bio-degradable coffin in an unmarked grave, which is located by the use of a GIS tracking system. This form of burial is proving to be in greater demand than ever before.
The chapel seats 100 people and has the potential to stand and seat 200 by including the foyer space, and can potentially accommodate services of over 400 people on the site by piping the service outside under the porte-cochere. It may be used for cremation, burial or memorial services. Parking for 100 vehicles is also available.
Within the chapel there is a hearing loop to assist those with hearing difficulties; a Wesley music system, which downloads music from anywhere in the world via the internet; an organ to accompany those wishing to sing hymns; a public address system; two plasma televisions for pre-recorded eulogies or silent photographic presentations during the service and web cam facilities for internet viewing for those unable to attend a service.
The subtle use of colour is intended to be sober and serene rather than depressing and morbid. Views from the huge picture window in the chapel are restful, rural and appropriate.
A funeral service may be a religious commitment to whichever faith. It may not be. Either way, for the bereaved family and friends it is a very sad and deeply personal experience. Therefore, it is essential that on the day they feel that they have the chapel to themselves and are not merely part of a tragic conveyor belt.
Service times are available at 1 hour intervals and can be extended upon request. Services can also be booked outside of normal hours and at weekends. The grounds, which include the memorial garden on the 20 acre site, will be open to the public all year round.
It is always our intention to give distinguished service in a beautiful setting. Our staff members are selected to ensure that our clients always get precisely that. Please approach any of them if you wish to ask about anything.