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
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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
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.
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
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
Pictured: FPCC volunteers celebrate after spending weeks on their hands and knees, planting bulbs along the entire length of St Mary’s Churchyard path. Look out for hundreds of colourful tulips and daffodils in the spring.