Covid-19 Memorial Tree Dedication at the Chapel on the Hill – Saturday 20th August 11am

Many of us have had our lives affected by the Covid-19 pandemic over the last 2 years, and many of us have lost close friends or family to the virus.

As a mark of remembrance to those in Kimberley and Swingate who died as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, Kimberley Town Council has planted a Mountain Ash in the memorial garden at the Chapel on the Hill Cemetery. This peaceful location will provide a quiet place for people to pause and remember the lives of those taken by Covid-19.

On Saturday 20th August at 11.00am there will be a short dedication and unveiling of a plaque, led by Rev. Barbara Holbrook, as a memorial to those who died. All residents are welcome.

Anyone who wants to remember someone, now or in the future, can leave a white stone near the tree as a memorial  to their loved one and, optionally, write the name of the person on the stone. There will be some stones at the memorial garden to do this. This is a tradition that dates back thousands of years in some cultures.


The memorial garden is located at the bottom of the hill next to the Broomhill Road gate – see Pin in map, below. If driving, you can park at the Chapel car park (via Knowle Hill) and walk down to the garden.