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Events at St Helens Cemeteries and Crematorium

Father's Day Memorial Service - 2020

St Helens Borough 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 Friends of St Helens Cemetery by visiting their website.

National Grief Awareness Week 

2nd - 8th December 2020

2020 has been particularly difficult for all families who have experienced a bereavement.

St Helens Bereavement Services have put together a virtual book of condolence for anyone to leave a message for a loved one that you have lost during this difficult time.

On the final day of National Grief Awareness Week on 8th December, the Steve Prescott Bridge along with other buildings across the country, including St Paul's Cathedral in London, will be lit up in yellow as a beacon of hope and in support of all the bereaved in our communities. 

To find out more, please visit www.nationalgriefawarenessweek.org.

Annual Tree of Remembrance service 

Saturday 12th December 2020

Unfortunately this year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our Annual Tree of Remembrance service will be unable to take place as normal. This year we will be launching the Opening of the Tree of Remembrance by having a short virtual service, which will go live on social media on Saturday 12th December.

This year's tree has kindly been donated by our Friends of St Helens Cemetery and will be on display in the Book of Remembrance building from 12th December, for anyone to leave a message for a loved one. 


All Souls Service - 2 November 2019

10.30am, St Helens Crematorium Chapel

Bat walk, 26 July 2019

The Friends of St Helens Cemetery hosted this popular annual event at dusk on 26 July through the cemetery. 

The bat walk took place with the support of the Ranger Service; about 85 people of all ages attended, the weather was good and for the first time some pipistrelle bats were spotted. 


Bereavement Services Open Day, 11 May 2019

Read more about the open day here.

Tree of Remembrance Service, 8 December 2018

The Friends of St Helens Cemetery held the annual Tree of Remembrance Service at St Helens Crematorium on 8 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, 24 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, 27 July 2018

The Friends of St Helens Cemetery hosted this popular annual event at dusk on 27 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, 17 June 2018

The Friends of St Helens Cemetery held their annual Father's Day Service at the Crematorium Chapel on 17 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!