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Events at St Helens Cemeteries and Crematorium

St Helens Council and the Friends of St Helens Cemetery group hold events throughout the year.

Please visit this page to see what events are coming up and information on events that have taken place.

You can find more information about the Friends of St Helens Cemetery by visiting their website.

Bereavement Services Open Day

Saturday 11th May 2019

St Helens Council will be working in partnership with the Friends of St Helens Cemetery and other partners to host a Bereavement Services Open Day as a launch to 'Dying Matters Awareness Week', which runs from 13th-19th May 2019. 


Further information will be published on this page in due course.

Tree of Remembrance Service, Saturday 8th December 2018

The Friends of St Helens Cemetery held the annual Tree of Remembrance Service at St Helens Crematorium on 8th December. The event was attended by over 150 people.

Before the service memorial, leaves were available for anyone who wished to leave a message of remembrance to a loved one. Leaves are still available from the Crematorium office and you can make a small donation to the Friends of St Helens Cemetery group.



Wreath-making with St Helens Council Rangers, 24th November 2018

The Friends of St Helens Cemetery held their annual Wreath Making event in partnership with St Helens Council Rangers. Around 40 people came to make Christmas wreaths using willow and other locally sourced materials.


Bat watch, 27th July 2018

The Friends of St Helens Cemetery hosted this popular annual event at dusk on 27th July through the cemetery. 

In spite of the downpour there was an amazing turnout; everyone was determined to stay and enjoy the bat walk. There were not as many bats as we would have liked, but we did see and hear them. The kids especially loved the bat detectors and all enjoyed their fluffy bats.



Father's Day Memorial Service, 17th June 2018

The Friends of St Helens Cemetery held their annual Father's Day Service at the Crematorium Chapel on 17th June. The service was conducted by local celebrant Darren Anders. 

The event was attended by approximately 80 people, who took time to light a candle in memory of their loved ones.


Poem read on the day

We love you and miss you, Fathers, and though you've passed away, you'll never be forgotten, for we think of you each day. 

If heaven celebrates this day how special it will be. A gathering of the many dads upon our family tree.

Your fathers and grandfathers and great grandfathers too. How wonderful it is, if they can spend this day with you.

May you know how much we love you, though we’re here and you are there. Happy Father's Day in heaven to the best dads anywhere!