New crematorium will be opening next month in North Oxfordshire

It will have the UK’s first green electric cremator

Monday, 14th September 2020, 2:38 pm
Updated Monday, 14th September 2020, 2:42 pm
North Oxfordshire Crematorium and Memorial Park.

A new crematorium will be opening next month in North Oxfordshire with the UK’s first green electric cremator.

Located off the A4260 near Tackley, North Oxfordshire Crematorium and Memorial Park, will open on October 19.

The site will feature a brand-new chapel with seating for over 130 people with capabilities to offer web casting, mood lighting, visual tributes and a choice of thousands of song choices.

North Oxfordshire Crematorium and Memorial Park.

Business development director Jamieson Hodgson said: “North Oxfordshire Memorial Park will be introducing significant new innovations to respond to the latest requirements that bereaved families are requesting.

"The modern funeral is all about providing families with choice whether that means a direct cremation or a two-hour celebration of life.”

The electric cremator will be powered by renewable energy resources and Mr Hodgson added: “There is an increasing importance for crematoria to be greener.

"This facility will offer the first new-age electric cremator and reduce emissions by 95 per cent.

"We are very proud to be the first UK operator to bring this innovation to the market.”

This new memorial park will be operated by Memoria Ltd – a family-run business based in Bicester.