SMCT All Souls Day Services

On the weekend of the Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 November, Spring sunshine greeted nearly 3,000 guests attending All Souls' Day services across four key sites of the Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (SMCT).

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The services, held in conjunction with local parish churches, were held at Springvale Botanical and Melbourne General cemeteries, and Bunurong and Cheltenham memorial parks.

The annual SMCT All Soul’s Day services give those in attendance the time and opportunity to reflect upon and commemorate the lives of the faithful departed. The community’s support of the events was evident as many family and friends gathered at each mass to participate in hymns, prayers and readings.

This years’ service at Bunurong Memorial Park was held within the beautiful sanctuary of the Stratus and Cumulus Reflection Spaces, whilst the historic bluestone Catholic Mortuary Chapel was the centrepiece at Melbourne General Cemetery alongside the new Saint Michael the Archangel Mausoleum which is currently under construction. Springvale Botanical Cemetery’s and Cheltenham Memorial Park’s services were set within the peaceful surrounds of garden beds in full Springtime bloom.

Jane Grove, Chief Executive Officer SMCT, said, “the success, and increasing attendance of our annual All Soul’s Day services is testament to the genuine appreciation and warm reception of our community as we meet their needs. It’s an example of one of the many ways SMCT is dedicated to honouring and celebrating life through ongoing engagement with our communities, and ensuring that everyone can honour the life of their loved ones in the way that they choose.”

If you or your family and friends would like to know more about any one of our mausoleums please feel free to book an obligation free appointment or tour, simply call (03) 8558 8278.