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50 Years of Innovation and Dedicated Service to Bereaved Families

Memoria’s founder, Howard Hodgson, is a 4th generation funeral director who has 50 years experience in serving the bereaved in every possible way.

From the 1960s when he was a funeral director, to the 1970s – 1990s when he built the UK’s largest privately owned (and then publicly quoted) funeral business. He won numerous awards and accolades in the process.

In 2003 he formed Memoria to develop crematoria and memorial parks which would deliver better standards of service and facility to the public than had ever been experienced before. Consequently, the innovation that he brought to British funerals, was then put to work to create the most tranquil and well-served crematoria in the UK. Today, his experience and achievements remain unrivaled in the funeral industry.

Memoria is not an insurance company, however, Memoria’s Funeral Plans are backed by an insurance company. They are as safe and as regulated as those offered by an insurance company.

However, the actual service is supplied by Memoria itself. This means that it can guarantee the standard received and the price paid because of its celebrated experience and the fact that it has the power to control every function and cost (unlike other plan providers). So the prices quoted are what you pay in TOTAL. There are no hidden charges or ‘get out’ clauses and the service is guaranteed to be 5 star.

Memoria judges its success by its levels of satisfaction rather than it’s levels of profit because it believes the first leads to the second. You could not place your peace of mind in safer hands.

Our Mission Statement

“Memoria has a mission to provide exceptional standards of service and facility to the bereaved families that use its crematoria and gardens of remembrance. This is because it is not only commercially sensible to do so but also because it is an essential act of human decency towards people who have just lost a much-loved member of their family or friend. Bereavement is the price we must all pay for the joy of loving and being loved. The loss of a loved one is the most stressful, unhappy and traumatic experience that we will face in life. We at Memoria realise that we are unable to eradicate such pain but we also know it is our responsibility and duty to be as efficient, kind, respectful and polite as humanly possible to our clients at their time of grief, and thereafter when they return to remember their cherished relatives or friends. Therefore it is our aim to provide immaculately clean and tidy facilities in tranquil and beautiful surroundings attended by people who are sincerely dedicated to our mission, and who take a great pride in their work as a result.”

Memoria Crematoria and Memorial Parks

Kirkleatham Memorial Park and Crematorium
Kirkleatham Memorial Park and Crematorium

Opened 2014 (Redcar & Cleveland)
South Oxfordshire Crematorium and Memorial Park
South Oxfordshire Crematorium and Memorial Park

Opened 2015 (Garford, Oxfordshire)
Amber Valley Memorial Park and Crematorium
Amber Valley Memorial Park and Crematorium

Opened 2015 (Alfreton, Derbyshire)
South Leicestershire Memorial Park and Crematorium
South Leicestershire Memorial Park and Crematorium

Opened 2015 (Countesthorpe, Leicestershire)
Waveney Memorial Park and Crematorium
Waveney Memorial Park and Crematorium

Opened 2015 (Ellough, Suffolk)
Denbighshire Crematorium
Denbighshire Memorial Park & Crematorium

Opened 2016 (St. Asaph, North Wales)

Our Affordable Funeral Options

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Quality Low-Cost Cremations

By selecting from our range of quality, low-cost cremations you will ensure you receive distinguished service in a beautiful setting while saving as much as £2,000 of the average cost of a funeral.
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Pre-Arranged Funeral Plan

A pre-arranged plan ensures that, when the time comes, you have the funeral of your choice without your family having to worry about the cost because you achieve today’s savings at a fixed price.
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