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2019 Christmas Tree of Remembrance

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

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

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

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

Winter 2015: A Season of Remembering

(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

Christmas Tree of Remembrance 2014

The December weather was awful, but the wind and rain held off for long enough that we were able to enjoy our Christmas Tree of Remembrance ceremony on Sunday 14 December 2014. After singing carols, hearing from the Mayor and Vicar of Prescot, and tying baubles to the tree in memory of loved ones, we… Read more

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