COVID - 19 Update 

In the interest  of public health St. Helens Council have taken the decision to put restrictions in place at the borough's crematorium and cemetery. This affects St.Helens & Newton cemetery 

Cemetery Offices have been closed until further notice, however the Bereavement Service team can be contacted on 01744 677101 or emailing

Funerals and burials will still go ahead but with a current limit of no more than 10 immediate family members permitted to attend.

While public access to both cemeteries is still available it is asked that residents refrain from visiting the grounds until safe to do so. 

Please, for everyones sake Stay home, Protect the NHS and Save lives 


Photograph January 2020

Visit News page for photos and details of 2019 Cemetery & Crematorium Open Day

Follow us on social media for up to date news and photographs of our partnership with Saints Community Foundation Veterans who are tidying and clearing around military graves.

Friends donate gazebo , a place for all to sit and rest a while. 

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The Friends of St. Helens Cemetery held its first meeting in January 2006 as a result of St. Helens Council inviting local people to become involved and take an interest in the heritage, planning, and day to day issues concerning the Cemeteries and Crematorium.


St. Helens Council continues to support The Friends and are active members of the  committee and sub-committee meetings.


The group initially met every 12 weeks to discuss a wide range of issues concerning the cemeteries and crematorium. During this time the group mainly focused on preserving and maintaining the overall appearance of the cemetery grounds and lobbied for changes and improvements in areas of car parking, use of cars in the cemeteries, dog fouling, damage and theft to graves and items left on them.

The Friends of St. Helens Cemetery are a vibrant and active group who will continue to develop their programme of events, strive to maintain and protect the environment and grounds of the cemeteries, and plan new initiatives which will enhance the cemeteries for the local community and visitors.

Member of National Federation of Cemetery Friends 

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If you wish to support   the  Friends group contact us via our email address for further details.

We  rely on donations to help us with events and other projects in the cemeteries. Any donation is always gratefully received. 

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Get in touch with Friends of St.Helens Cemetery to learn more about our work and find out how to donate. We appreciate your support!

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