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
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
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
The Friends of Prescot Cemetery & Churchyard have been successful in their bid to receive funding from Tesco’s Bags of Help scheme. Your vote will decide how much we are awarded. We plan to use the funds for illustrated lecterns – similar to that pictured – around the cemetery and churchyard, pointing out key graves and… Read more
A very happy New Year to all our friends, supporters and volunteers. We are all proud of the transformation the cemetery and churchyard have undergone in the last few years, and we look forward to more changes in 2016. Our main project this year will be the creation of a Victorian Garden in St Mary’s Churchyard…. Read more
(Photo: Christopher Lyon Photography) It has been and will continue to be a season of remembering for the Friends of Prescot Cemetery & Churchyard. In November, we were pleased to unveil our tribute to Prescot’s soldiers, past and present – a ‘Field of Poppies’ surrounding the BI Memorial. Made with 7,000 synthetic poppies recycled from… Read more