On Sunday 1 December the Friends of Prescot Cemetery & Churchyard once again host the Christmas Tree of Remembrance service in the cemetery. Please join us at 1pm for a time of Christmas carols, a blessing by the Reverend John Taylor, Vicar of Prescot, and a chance to tie a bauble to the tree in… Read more
Thank-you to Tesco and to our many supporters in and around Prescot, whose blue tokens put our group in first place in the Tesco Bags of Help scheme earlier this year. The win has provided us with £4,000, which will be spent in part on new benches around the BI Memorial. Two already exist, one… Read more
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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