Families’ fury after Dewsbury church removes mementoes

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A row over graveside memorials has erupted after cherished items were removed by church wardens under orders from the Diocese.

Personal mementoes left by families and friends were stuffed into plastic bags and dumped behind Thornhill Parish Church. The wardens left a note telling relatives to collect their goods before they were binned.

Thornhill Parish Church has removed items left by cremation stones.

Thornhill Parish Church has removed items left by cremation stones.

Defiant relatives, many in tears, turned up to the church yesterday to put their items back beside cremation stones.

 

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