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Crematorium

When arranging a cremation in St Helens you will need to contact a Funeral Director. They will make the process as easy as possible for you and will liaise directly with the Bereavement Services team.

There are two types of cremation service held at the Chapel:

  • Full – This is where the whole service is at the Crematorium instead of a service being held at a church/place of worship
  • Committal – This is a short service to commit the deceased for cremation, usually held after a service in a church/place of worship

If a self-arranged funeral service is required, please contact the Bereavement Services Team for guidance on what forms of paperwork are necessary.

Memorial Plaque

Memorial Plaques are available in the Memorial Garden at St Helens Crematorium. The Memorial Plaques are a lasting form of memorial to a loved one. The plaques are manufactured from bronze-coloured, powder-coated aluminium and are face-engraved with lettering filled white. A range of emblems are available which may serve to enhance the chosen inscription. They are then securely fitted into the wall-mounted frame.

The plaques will be placed in the frame two to four weeks from order, they are on a ten-year lease which is then renewable. Details of prices, advice and application forms are available from the Crematorium Office.

Memorial Seats

Memorial seats are available for lease with St Helens and Newton-le-Willows Cemeteries. The high-quality hardwood seat is supplied with a bronze plaque.

Up to two additional plaques may be purchased at an additional cost.

Memorial Trees

Memorial trees are available for lease within St Helens Cemetery and Crematorium grounds. The type of tree and location is subject to availability at the time of application. A bronze plaque is supplied and placed at the base of the tree.

Up to two additional plaques may be purchased at an additional cost.

Book of Remembrance

A Book of Remembrance is available to provide a lasting record and memorial to loved ones who have either been cremated or buried. The books are placed in either St Helens Chapel of Remembrance or Newton-le-Willows Chapel of Remembrance (your choice of Chapel should be indicated on your application).

The book is handmade throughout and is bound with the finest materials, offering the same degree of permanence and artistic excellence as the best examples of medieval illuminated manuscripts. A page is provided for each day of the year and the book will remain open at the appropriate page so that inscriptions may be seen on the anniversary of the date, for many years until the book is full; after which, it will always be preserved and available for reference.

Relatives and friends may have memorial inscriptions written in the Book of Remembrance under either the date of death or a date of your choice. Such inscriptions should comprise 2, 5 or 8 lines, the first line being name only and others for date and wording of your choice. A range of emblems are available with 3 to 8 line entries, which may serve to enhance your chosen inscription. No more than 33 letters or figures are allowed per line.

Advice and assistance is available from the Bereavement Service Team at the Cemetery and Crematorium Office.

Miniature Books and Memorial Cards

Miniature Books and Memorial Cards are also available, which are particularly suitable for sending to relatives and friends or as a keepsake for loved ones. Inside the books/cards will be a handwritten copy of the entry placed in the Book of Remembrance.

The Miniature Books have a black hardback cover with a gold cross design on the front cover. There are blank pages inside the book that allow for further inscriptions as and when required. The books are sent direct to the applicant and are delivered in a presentation box.

The Memorial Cards have a white front cover with an embossed flower and embossed words ‘In Memory’ under the flower. Inside the card on the front sheet are the words ‘And so shall we keep them in remembrance’. The inscription is then handwritten on the following page. The cards are in a clear Perspex wallet and sent in an envelope direct to the applicant.

Copies of the above are available to view at the Crematorium Office.

Memorial Tablets

Memorial Tablets are located on towers in the Garden of Remembrance at St Helens Crematorium and Newton-le-Willows Cemetery.

The Tablets are made of granite with inscriptions inlaid with gold leaf and are available on a ten-year renewable lease basis.

The lease, allowing a Tablet, expires on the tenth anniversary of the date it was issued.

A reminder notice is sent to the last address of the leaseholder one month prior to the expiry date.

Sanctum 12

Sanctum 12 is a stand-alone columbarium made from polished grey granite. Each vault will hold two caskets of cremated remains. The front cover of the vault is blue pearl granite, inscribed with a silver inscription and can also include a design of your choice or photo plaque. A small vase may be attached to the tablet for an additional cost.

Sanctum 2000

Sanctum 2000 is situated within a curved circle feature. Each vault will hold two caskets of cremated remains. The front cover of the vault is blue pearl granite, inscribed with a silver inscription and can also include a design of your choice or photo plaque. There is a flower vase incorporated at the base of each vault.

Cremation Plot Memorials

Cremation plots are miniature graves located at St Helens and Newton-le-Willows Cemeteries.

Headstones and other permanent memorials may, on application to the Authority, be fixed on the foundation provided.

A stonemason may advise you regarding your particular requirements and make any formal application to fix on your behalf.

For more information about purchasing a cremation plot please visit Purchasing a Grave.

The fees and charges that the Council makes for the various burial, cremation and memorial services are listed in tables. There is a selection of fees listed below. Please see our full list of fees and charges.

The fees are reviewed annually and run from 1 April to 31 March each year. The prices listed below are for period 1 April 2018 - 31 March 2019.

Exclusive Right of Burial

Item Resident Fee Fee
1 or 2 interments £804 £1339
3 interments £994 £1775
Cremation plot £661 £1202

 Re-Open Grave Space

Item Resident Fee Fee
Over 16 years £667 £991
Over 12 months to 16 years No charge £276
Child not exceeding 12 months No charge £169
Body Parts/Organs (Over 16 years) £47 £96
Body Parts/Organs (Under 16 years) No charge £77

Interment of Cremated Remains in Cremation Plot or Grave Declared Closed

Item Resident Fee Fee
Over 16 years £219 £319
Under 16 years No charge £122

 Cremation Fees

Item Resident Fee Fee
Early Morning - 9am & 9.30am £450 £450
Over 16 years £625 £625
Over 12 months to 16 years No charge £282
Child not exceeding 12 months No charge £96
Non Viable Foetus No charge No charge
Body Parts/Organs (Over 16 years) £47 £95
Body Parts/Organs (Under 16 years) No charge £77

 

 

Cemetery and Crematorium Office

The Cemetery and Crematorium Office is open for the registration of funerals and for dealing with all other matters in connection with the Council’s Burial and Cremation Services, at the following times:

Day Open Closed
Monday - Friday 8.45am 4.30
Saturday - Sunday CLOSED CLOSED
Bank holidays CLOSED CLOSED

St Helens and Newton-le-Willows Cemeteries

The cemeteries will be open to the public on each day of the year for vehicular access as follows:

Period Monday - Sunday (including Bank Holidays)
November - February 9am - 4pm
March - April 9am - 5pm
May - August 9am - 7pm
September - October 9am - 5pm

Chapel of Remembrance

The Chapel of Remembrance at St Helens Crematorium and Newton-le-Willows Cemetery to view the Books of Remembrance will be open to the public as follows:

Chapel of Remembrance - St Helens

Period Monday - Friday Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays
November - February 9am - 4pm 10am - 4pm
March - April 9am - 5pm 10am - 5pm
May - August 9am - 7pm 10am - 7pm
September - October 9am - 5pm 10am - 5pm

 

Chapel of Remembrance - Newton-le-Willows

Period Monday - Friday Saturday, Sundays and Bank Holidays
Year Round 9am - 4pm 10am - 4pm

 

St Helens Memorial Garden

The Memorial Garden at St Helens Cemetery will be open to the public as follows:

Period Monday - Friday Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays
November - February 9am - 4pm 10am - 4pm
March - April 9am - 5pm 10am - 5pm
May - August 9am - 7pm 10am - 7pm
September - October 9am - 5pm 10am - 5pm

Baby Funerals

If your baby was born or stillborn in a hospital, there will be staff there who can help and advise you with funeral arrangements. Often, the hospital will be able to recommend a funeral director to organise a baby funeral, but you can always make the arrangements with a funeral director of your choice or directly with us.

 

Cremation

If the parents are residents of St Helens there is no cremation fee for a child under the age of 16.

The cremated remains will be available for collection 1 working day after the cremation.

After the cremation, many options are available to you, these include taking the remains home with you, scattering them in the Memorial Garden or in our Garden of Remembrance (at St Helens or Newton-le-Willows Cemetery) or burying the remains into a grave.

For further information please contact the St Helens Cemetery Officer on 01744 677406.