Official Opening of Memorial Forest at Wardley HallFriday 4th October 2019
This morning representatives of the diocese and national charity Life for a Life officially opened a memorial forest in the grounds of Wardley Hall. It is hoped the forest will offer families the space to remember lost loved ones by creating a peaceful space that will flourish for years to come.
The first four trees – all broad leaf trees indigenous to the UK which produce high levels of oxygen – were planted by representatives of the diocese and Life for a Life: Bishop John, the Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester Paul Griffiths, the ceremonial Mayor of Salford Charlie McIntyre and trustees from each organisation.
Memorial forests offer a particular way to cherish and remember a lost loved one. These spaces can offer a quiet and prayerful place of reflection and peace, providing an alternative focal point in the journey of grief for an individual or a family.
Over time, these trees will develop into a beautiful organised forest that everyone, of all faiths and none, can enjoy as well as nourishing the air we breathe for generations to come.