Community Remembrance Ceremony

A Sunday morning ceremony to remember loved ones (and loved pets!) who have died.

Join us from 10am and take part in a craft activity to acknowledge your loved ones and help decorate the stage.

The ceremony and Honeybees Choir performance is from 10.30am. The Honeybees are an a cappella community choir. Although not a religious choir, the group is united in its love of the uplifting and passionate quality of the gospel genre. Their repertoire includes traditional gospel songs as well as modern gospel-inspired numbers which draw on related musical styles such as soul, R & B and jazz. The Honeybees Choir rehearse at the Wayside Chapel.

You are invited to join in to sing Swing Low, Sweet Chariot.

Light refreshments will be served after the ceremony, feel free to bring a plate to share.

Collect and bring along a handful of 15-20cm sticks from your garden to contribute to our craft activity.

FREE Event, but bookings are preferred.

Tutor: Nicky Solomon

Celebrations and ceremonies mark important occasions in our lives. Whether joyous or sad events they provide us with reference points in our lives and are part of what makes us human. I have been a Sydney based celebrant since 2007 conducting both wedding ceremonies and funerals. During that time I have been fortunate enough to take part in a number of courses to do with funerals, death and dying. I have a deep interest in why we, as a community, avoid talking or even thinking about our own mortality, and feel that this needs to change. It is an honour to carry on what Zenith Virago has started in Byron Bay with her annual Day of the Dead ceremony: a time to come together, as a community, and respectfully remember our dead.

Tutor: The Honeybees Choir Sydney

The Honeybees Choir are a non-profit community choir established primarily for the purpose of promoting and encouraging a cappella singing, in particular gospel music, in Australia. Although not a religious choir, the group is united in its love of the uplifting and passionate quality of the gospel genre.  Their repertoire includes traditional gospel songs as well as modern gospel-inspired numbers which draw on related musical styles such as soul, R & B and jazz.