Merry Christmas from FOPCC

The Friends of Prescot Cemetery & Churchyard would like to thank everyone who attended this year’s Christmas Tree of Remembrance. Once again we enjoyed some seasonal carols, and the Vicar of Prescot blessed the tree before the Mayor of Prescot, Cllr David Rigby, gave a few words and invited people to remember loved ones by… Read more

December 20, 2018 in Events by

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FOPCC Is Prescot Community Group of the Year 2018

The Friends of Prescot Cemetery & Churchyard were delighted to be named Community Group of the Year by Prescot Town Council. Pictured below are members of the group receiving their award, along with a cheque for £200, from the new  Mayor of Prescot, Cllr David Rigby.

June 7, 2018 in Events, Fundraising by

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Video: See Our Churchyard Volunteers at Work

We’ve been hard at work in the cemetery and churchyard this year, and we’ve made some videos to show our progress. Enjoy viewing, and follow us on Facebook for more updates about the Friends of Prescot Cemetery & Churchyard. Thank you to Philip Battle, of Born & Raised in Prescot, for making this short film… Read more

April 10, 2018 in General, Volunteering by

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Merry Christmas, from the Friends of Prescot Cemetery & Churchyard

We were pleased once again to host our annual Christmas Tree of Remembrance ceremony amid flurries of snow on Sunday 10 December. A crowd of several dozen joined the Vicar of Prescot, the Mayor of Prescot and our volunteers to remember loved ones by tying baubles to the tree. Carols and prayers were followed by… Read more

December 18, 2017 in Events, General by

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Christmas Tree of Remembrance 2017

All are warmly invited to participate in our annual Christmas Tree of Remembrance ceremony on Sunday 10 December in Prescot Cemetery. Beginning at 1pm, this reflective occasion is an opportunity to place a bauble on the tree in memory of a loved one. Seasonal refreshments are served afterwards.

November 30, 2017 in Uncategorized by

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Autumn Update from the FPCC

It’s a busy time for the Friends of Prescot Cemetery & Churchyard. Over the summer, we took delivery of several new lecterns. Lavishly illustrated and packed full of fascinating information, they tell the history of key points around the site, such as the War Memorial, the graves of Prescot’s fallen soldiers, and the Baby Memorial… Read more

September 20, 2017 in General by

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Spring 2017: Daffodils in Bloom

Each year, volunteers from the Friends of Prescot Cemetery & Churchyard plant daffodil bulbs. We are delighted to say they are now in full bloom. Please take a stroll through the cemetery yourself to enjoy the flowers. It lends the site a natural beauty that those buried there deserve.

March 20, 2017 in General by

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Prescot War Memorial Was 1st in the UK

Having just commemorated the 100th anniversary of Prescot War Memorial, the Friends of Prescot Cemetery & Churchyard are delighted to confirm that the statue was in fact the first to be erected in the UK. The discovery comes via the Imperial War Museum, who confirmed it was the earliest war memorial on record. Local residents,… Read more

September 16, 2016 in Events by

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Prescot War Memorial at 100

The Friends of Prescot Cemetery & Churchyard invite you to attend a service to mark the 100th anniversary of the unveiling of the Prescot War Memorial, together with a commemoration of the Battle of the Somme. The ceremony takes place at 11am on Friday 9 September by the War Memorial, at the rear of Prescot Parish Church… Read more

August 23, 2016 in Events, General by

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Tesco Funding Success for Churchyard

Thank you to everyone who supported the Friends of Prescot Cemetery & Churchyard by donating tokens from Tesco’s Bags of Help Scheme earlier this year. We are delighted to confirm we came first and received £12,000, which we will invest in illustrated lecterns around the cemetery and churchyard, pointing out key graves, and places of historical… Read more

May 23, 2016 in Fundraising by

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Welcome

Welcome to the Friends of Prescot Cemetery & Churchyard, a voluntary organisation working with Knowsley Council, St Mary's Church and other community groups to improve and maintain Prescot Cemetery and Churchyard. We welcome anyone to join us in making the cemetery and churchyard a place of beauty that honours Prescot's heritage and the memory of our loved ones.