Official Opening of Memorial Forest at Wardley Hall

Friday 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.

The Memorial Forest was opened as a one element of the Laudato Si Centre project at Wardley Hall.

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.

To find out more about Life for a Life visit their website, and for more information on the Laudato Si Centre please click here.

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