The Amber Valley Memorial Park & Crematorium
The Amber Valley Memorial Park and Crematorium is located on the B6179 Derby Road, between Alfreton and Swanwick, and has been designed to blend in with its surroundings in this island of green space between the two villages.
The Garden of Remembrance offers memorialisation made exclusively from British stone, and so will blend perfectly with the surrounding Derbyshire countryside.
The Amber Valley Memorial Park and Crematorium offers cremation, natural burial and traditional burial. The natural burial section caters for families who wish for burial in a non-traditional manner, respecting the work of nature and without any visible memorial. This form of burial is proving to be in greater demand than ever before.
The chapel seats 100 people, it has the potential to stand and seat 200 by including the foyer space, and can 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 60 vehicles is also available with overflow capacity for around an additional 40 places.
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.