The Speeton Natural Burial Ground, situated at the top of the hills leading down to the cliffs and the sea has a wonderful vista. On a fine day, stood there with the breeze in your hair, overlooking Filey Bay, the feeling of being at one with nature is very apparent.
In these days of environmental awareness, what could be more environmentally friendly than a green burial?
Returning the body to the earth, naturally, is the concept of the renewal of life and can be a deeply spiritual and uplifting experience and a cathartic step in the grieving process.
It is open to everyone, regardless of faith, culture or personal belief.
You can choose exactly how you want to organise things; whether you want to hold a ceremony beforehand, either in a church or other place of worship, or have one at the graveside. Likewise, ceremonies can be based on either traditional faith or non-religious, humanist principles. Some people choose to have no ceremony at all, just a simple interment which can be followed by a later Memorial gathering or a Wake elsewhere.
St Leonard's, Speeton, one of the smallest parish churches in Yorkshire, dating from Saxon times, is only a field away and may be available upon request. See the Contacts page on this website for more information.