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St Helens Cemetery

St Helens Cemetery
Rainford Road
St Helens
Merseyside
WA10 6DF 

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Newton-le-Willows Cemetery
Park Road South
Newton-le-Willows
Merseyside
WA12 8PH

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Opening times

Our opening times vary depending upon the time of the year and location:

St Helens and Newton-le-Willows Cemeteries

The cemeteries will be open to the public on each day of the year for vehicular access as follows:

MonthsOpening daysOpening timesBank Holidays and weekends
November to FebruaryMonday to Sunday9.00am - 4.00pm9.00am - 4.00pm
March to AprilMonday to Sunday9.00am - 5.00pm9.00am - 5.00pm
May to AugustMonday to Sunday9.00am - 7.00pm9.00am - 7.00pm
September to OctoberMonday to Sunday9.00am - 5.00pm9.00am - 5.00pm

 

Chapel of Remembrance

The Chapel of Remembrance at St Helens Crematorium and Newton-le-Willows Cemetery to view the Books of Remembrance will be open to the public as follows:

LocationMonthsOpening daysOpening timesBank Holidays and weekends
St Helens CrematoriumNovember to FebruaryMonday to Sunday9.00am - 4.00pm10.00am - 4.00pm
 March to AprilMonday to Sunday9.00am - 5.00pm10.00am - 5.00pm
 May to AugustMonday to Sunday9.00am - 7.00pm10.00am - 7.00pm
 September to OctoberMonday to Sunday9.00am - 5.00pm10.00am - 5.00pm
     
Newton-le Willows CemeteryJanuary to DecemberMonday to Sunday9.00am - 4.00pm10.00am - 4.00pm

 

St Helens Memorial Garden

The Memorial Garden at St Helens Cemetery will be open to the public as follows:

MonthsOpening daysOpening timesBank Holidays and weekends
November to FebruaryMonday to Sunday9.00am - 4.00pm9.00am - 4.00pm
March to AprilMonday to Sunday9.00am - 5.00pm9.00am - 5.00pm
May to AugustMonday to Sunday9.00am - 7.00pm9.00am - 7.00pm
September to OctoberMonday to Sunday9.00am - 5.00pm9.00am - 5.00pm

Friends of St Helens Cemetery

St Helens is fortunate in having the Friends of St Helens Cemetery group that arranges events and provides services in St Helens Cemetery. Find more information please visit their website  Friends of St Helens Cemetery website.

Purchasing or claiming a grave

St Helens Cemetery

To find out more about purchasing a grave or claiming an existing one - please see our 'Arranging a burial' pages

Exhumations

What is an exhumation?

'Exhumation' means to remove human remains from the ground (either a body or cremated remains).

You can exhume a body for a number of reasons:

  • Moving from one grave site to another
  • Sending for cremation
  • Deepen an existing grave for further burials

You can download the exhumation licence application form if the ground of the grave are non-consecrated.

If the grounds are consecrated a petition to exhume the remains will need to be completed and this can be applied for from the Diocese of Merseyside.

However, in both cases, for more information about exhuming a body at St Helens or Newton-le-Willows Cemetery, please contact the Bereavement Services team for guidance.