A brand new chapel has been unveiled today at North Devon Crematorium. The Rowan chapel has been built on the previous car park area, and links to the existing chapel at the Crematorium in Old Torrington Road. The new build can seat 256 guests and is designed for large services. It also features an adjoining quiet room that allows families with small children to be part of the service in a worry-free environment. Councillor Simon Inch, chairman of the crematoriums joint committee, said: Everyone has worked so hard to ensure that the new chapel is completed on time and what we now have is a stunning new chapel, provided at no extra cost to the taxpayer. The project has been funded by the North Devon Crematorium Joint Committee, which is made up of North Devon and Torridge District councillors. Work started on the chapel in July, and has been completed on time and within budget. The original chapel has also been refurbished as part of the upgrade. James Morrish, Torridge District Council deputy leader, said: This is a great example of collaborative team working, which in relation to the two councils working together to run the crematorium stretches back over 40 years. The upgrade to the facilities will ensure it remains an appropriate and relevant setting for the future.