RESIDENTS can take a tour of the recently revamped St Helens Crematorium.

An open day is to be held for those with questions about bereavement, cremation or burials. 

People can learn more about bereavement services and see the recently completed crematorium modernisation.

A near £3.5m renovation of the facilities was completed earlier this year.

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St Helens Borough Council’s Bereavement Services is to hold the event on Saturday, June 25, to help raise public awareness about bereavement and the services available. 

Residnets can meet with the Bereavement Services team, the Friends of St Helens Cemetery and other partners. 

People can also take part in a tour of the crematorium and cemetery, hear about their history and also browse the exhibits and stands available on the day. 

St Helens Star: The facilities have undergone a modernisationThe facilities have undergone a modernisation

Cllr Andy Bowden, St Helens Borough Council’s cabinet member for environment and transport, said: “St Helens Cemetery and Crematorium are among our greatest assets, from the building’s striking structure and heritage, with its many original features including the beautiful ‘dalle de verre’ stained glass, to its green and picturesque, well-maintained grounds, and the nationally recognised service we provide in the borough – having twice won Silver in the Cemetery of the Year awards. 

“Bereavement and death can be such difficult things to talk about so it’s vital that we try to create opportunities to open up these conversations in meaningful ways. 

“We’d love for residents to come along to this open day, speak to our welcoming staff and partners, and see first-hand the scale of the modernisation and the investment we’ve made in the service’s future.” 

St Helens Star: St Helens CrematoriumSt Helens Crematorium

Drop in between 10am and 3pm on Saturday, June 25. 

For more information about local bereavement services and support call 01744 677405, or visit and