Burials and cremations

If you are organising a burial, or burial following a cremation, there are a number of options available to you.

Your Funeral Director will be able to advise you on most matters including contacting relevant clergy, arranging a hearse and may be able to arrange the burial with us on your behalf.

Burials

Burials can be arranged at Fox’s Bank Lane Cemetery and Prescot Cemetery

All new burial graves will provide space for either one, two or three coffins and up to four cremated remains caskets. Costs will vary depending upon the size of grave selected.

You can buy the rights of burial to a grave space, either for immediate use or reserve this in advance, for a period of 99 years. At the end of this period, your family will be given the option to renew these rights.

If a family member already owns the Right of Burial but is now deceased, it is possible to apply to transfer ownership.

You can discuss your individual queries or requirements with the Bereavement Services team.

A range of memorials and headstones are available and cemetery staff will be able to advise you and provide costs.

Burial fees

Burials following cremation

Special areas for the burial of ashes are located at Fox’s Bank Lane Cemetery and Prescot Cemetery.

Each plot is allocated with a 99 year right of burial and will accept up to six sets of ashes. Arrangements can also be made to place a headstone on the plot.

To help the environment, we ask that remains are buried in a biodegradable container. Your funeral director or the cemetery office staff will be able to advise you.

Arranging a burial or scattering of ashes

f you want to arrange a burial or burial following a cremation, call Knowsley Bereavement Services on 0151 443 5231 to discuss your requirements.  Arrangements can also be made to scatter ashes in the Garden of Remembrance at Fox’s Bank Lane Cemetery.

Finding relative’s graves

Knowsley Bereavement Services retains records of all burials, graves and memorials currently within the borough’s cemeteries.

If you are carrying out a genealogy study or require information covering a large period of time a charge may be made.