Memorial services

Bereavement Services hold two annual memorial events each year.

The Citizens Air Raid Memorial, which is held in the month of May and the Christmas Memorial Service held in December.

Both events are open to all members of the public and are free to attend.

Christmas Memorial Service

Our Christmas Memorial Service is a ceremony that allows reflection in remembrance and honouring the life of a loved one.

This event is attended by the Lord Mayor and Councillors of Hull City Council. The service is led by Reverend Mr. Stephen Whaley.

This year's event takes place on Sunday 9 December 2019, 2pm at Chanterlands Crematorium.

During the service there is a candle lighting vigil, a moment of silent prayer, bible readings and traditional carols to sing to.

After the service there is time to congregate over a mince pie and hot or cold beverage. 

Citizens Air Memorial Service

The Citizens Air Raid Memorial is an annual Memorial Service to commemorate all civilian life lost during WWII and pays tribute to the emergency service personnel, who endured tremendous dangers to bring order to the town during the heavy bombing especially over the tragic events that happened on seventh, eighth and ninth May 1941. Hull suffered 82 major air raid attacks with over 1200 civilian fatalities. We stand together to pay our respects and lest we never forget.

The next Air Raid Memorial Service is to be held on Thursday 7th May 2020 at 2pm. The Service is held at the Memorial Cenotaph within the Northern Cemetery.    

The prayers and memorial service are to be led by the Reverend Mr. Stephen Whaley. 

Wreaths are usually laid by representatives from -

  • Humberside Police
  • Humberside Fire and Rescue Services
  • Royal British Legion
  • Salvation Army
  • St John Ambulance
  • Standard Bearers