COVID - 19 Update 


A maximum of 20 mourners are permitted in the crematorium chapel. Social distancing will be required in the chapel.

A maximum of 30 people are permitted to attend grave side burial services, observing social distancing.


Burial of ashes have been resumed.  10 people are permitted to attend the graveside for burial of ashes 

Funeral Directors should be contacted if you wish to have ashes buried in the cemetery.

Crematorium webcasting has been arranged so that family and friends of the deceased are now able to join funeral services together online.  

Funeral Directors will provide any family with all the detail for attending the cemetery for any service or burial.

It has been requested that you don't visit St.Helens or Newton  Cemetery for your daily exercise, as there are still large numbers of visitors ad dog walkers which can make social distancing difficult. 

Visit the news page for more photographs and information on Miss Fair-Isle our Owl postbox installed in the cemetery in September 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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