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A Greener Alternative

Oakfield Wood in Wrabness, is one of the UK’s most established alternative green burial sites. A beautiful and tranquil nature reserve, just a short walk from the picturesque River Stour on the Essex coastline.

The character and ambience of a burial at Oakfield Wood are very much created by you and your choice of ceremony. In whichever way you wish to reflect and honour the life of your loved one, we will use our experience and ethos of compassion and professionalism to support and enable your wishes.


In our aim to offer families a range of natural choices, we will soon be offering Aquamations - the gentle and environmentally friendly alternative to cremations. Work has already begun on the new, state of the art facility, which will be built on a site close to the Woodland Burial Ground along with a Chapel of Rest and Woodland Visitor Centre.


Project Support & Investment 

At this stage of project development, Investment and Early Booking Opportunities are available to the Public, Industry Members and Investors. Read More

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What is an Aquamation?

Aquamation® is an environmentally friendly alternative to flame-based cremation. The process achieves the same end result of ash remains as flame cremation but it does so; without burning any fossil fuels, without emitting mercury or other harmful greenhouse gases, and by using 90% less energy than cremation.  
The process works by gently circulating a heated solution of 95% water and 5% alkali around the body for an extended period of time. The gentle flow of the water is similar to that of a small brook or stream. 
Memorial and Service options are the same with most families holding a viewing and/or service to honour their loved one.



All Faiths Chapel of Rest

The Chapel of Rest will join the existing Woodlands of Remembrance to provide an serene and beautiful place for family and friends to visit and remember their loved ones.

Peace of Mind

Oakfield woodland burial ground is protected by the Essex Wildlife Trust, which means that unlike municipal and other cemeteries, which can be subjected to re-use and development, Family members have the peace of mind that their loved ones will remain forever undisturbed in this peaceful and thriving woodland nature reserve.


Investment Opportunities

Oakfield Wood Wrabness Ltd have planning permission and work has begun on the purpose-built Aquamation Facility, All-Faiths Chapel of Rest and Woodland Burial Visitor Centre. It will offer more choice to families who want a serene, natural and protected resting place for their loved ones, while both protecting the environment and creating a beautiful and safe haven for the local nature and wildlife. To enable this project, we are inviting the public, private investors and industry members to take advantage of our Early Booking / Investment Opportunities

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