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Arranging a cremation

Introduction

When arranging a cremation in St Helens you will need to contact a funeral director.

They will make the process as easy as possible for you and will liaise directly with the Bereavement Services team.

There are two types of cremation service held at the crematorium:

  • Full - this is where the whole service is at the crematorium instead of a service being held at a church/place of worship.
  • Committal - this is a short service to commit the deceased for cremation, usually held after a service in a church/place of worship.

There are two ceremony halls at St Helens Crematorium 

  • Sunrise Ceremony Hall - This is the small ceremony hall that holds up to 30 people seated.  
  • Sunset Ceremony Hall - This is the main ceremony hall that holds up to 130 people seated.

If a self-arranged funeral service is required, please contact the Bereavement Services team for guidance on what forms of paperwork are necessary.

Where to find us

St Helens Crematorium
Rainford Road
St Helens
Merseyside
WA10 6DF

Telephone: 01744 675490

Email: sthelenscrematorium@sthelens.gov.uk

Fees and charges

For our full list of fees and charges relating to Cemetery and Crematorium services please check our latest price lists.

The fees are reviewed annually and run from 1st April to 31st March each year. 

Children's funerals

Baby funerals

If your baby was born or stillborn in a hospital, there will be staff there who can help and advise you with funeral arrangements. Often, the hospital will be able to recommend a funeral director to organise a baby funeral, but you can always make the arrangements with a funeral director of your choice or directly with us.

Cremations

If the parents are residents of St Helens, there is no cremation fee for a child under the age of 16.

The cremated remains will be available for collection one working day after the cremation.

After the cremation, many options are available to you. These include taking the remains home with you, scattering them in the Memorial Garden or in our Garden of Remembrance (at St Helens or Newton-le-Willows Cemetery) or burying the remains into a grave.

For more information, please contact the St Helens Cemetery officer on 01744 675490.

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