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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.

Tree of Remembrance Service

Saturday 8th December

11am

The Friends of St Helens Cemetery are holding a Tree of Remembrance Service at St Helens Crematorium on 8th December at 11am. The event is free to attend.

Prior to the service memorial, leaves will be available from the Crematorium office to write messages on for your loved ones. You can make a donation to the Friends of St Helens Cemetery group.

 

 

Bat Watch

27th July 2018 - 9.30pm to 11.00pm - St Helens Cemetery

 

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

In spite of the down pour there was an amazing turnout at the annual bat walk, despite the rain everyone was determined to stay and enjoy the 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 there fluffy bats.

 

 

Father's Day Memorial Service - 17th June 

The Friends of St Helens Cemetery held their annual Father's Day Service at the Crematorium Chapel on 17th June at 2pm. The service was conducted by local Celebrant Darren Anders. 

The event was attended by approx. 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!

 

Tree of Remembrance Service Saturday 16th December

The Friends of St Helens Cemetery are holding a Tree of Remembrance Service at St Helens Crematorium on 16th December at 11am. The service will be conducted by Rev Collards. The event is free to attend.

Prior to the service memorial, leaves will be available from the Crematorium office to write messages on for your loved ones. You can make a donation to the Friends of St Helens Cemetery group.

Wreath Making with St Helens Council Rangers - 26th November

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 source materials.

Heritage Walk - 3rd September

The Friends of St Helens Cemetery held a heritage walk around the cemetery grounds, were the participants got the chance to learn about the history and heritage of the cemetery.

The tour took in many of the historical graves such as, local sportsmen, military heroes, industrialists, the famous and not so famous, our commonwealth war graves and the first burial in the cemetery.

Bat Walk with St Helens Council Rangers - 28th July

The Rangers and the Friends of St Helens Cemetery held a Bat Walk around St Helens Cemetery. Despite the wet weather around 30 people walked around the cemetery using bat detection equipment.

Bereavement Services Open Days - 6th and 7th May 2017

Over 200 people turned out at St Helens Cemetery and Crematorium and Newton Cemetery over the weekend, as St Helens Council’s Bereavement Service hosted an open day for the first time in 25 years to help raise public awareness on the cremation and burial services available in St Helens.

As part of the national ‘Dying Matters Awareness Week’ (8-14 May), the open day was are an opportunity for members of the public to meet with the Bereavement Services team, local Funeral Directors, Stone Masons, Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) and Friends of cemetery groups, to ask any questions they may have – and to encourage people to talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement.