The Parish Churches of St. Mary and St. James, West Derby
The St. Mary’s Gardens of Remembrance are located between the Church and The old Rectory on Meadow Lane, adjacent to the West Derby entrance path to Croxteth Country Park. They are separated from the park by a beech hedge and were specifically designed for cremated remains. The location is generally peaceful and although the enclosed lawns have no markers or memorials, plaques can be erected on the edge of the lawns commemorating those named there. The plaques are only available through the church and no other memorials are permitted.
Cremated Remains can only be placed in the garden loose. The use of urns, caskets or other containers is not allowed. The remains are placed in carefully mapped out plots so that individual remains can be located at future dates.
Visitors may bring fresh flowers which can be placed in the specially designed troughs around the edges of the garden. It would be much appreciated if non-biodegradable material such a cellophane flower wrappers could be taken away.
The gardens are permanently open to visitors, who are asked to keep the gates closed.
We hope these simple rules will help us to maintain the gardens as a place of beauty and tranquillity for visitors. There is also a Book of Remembrance located inside St Mary’s Church and fresh flower arrangements, in vases, are placed nearby.
If you wish to donate to St Mary’s Flower Fund or to provide an arrangement to be placed near the Book of Remembrance on a special occasion, please contact the church, tel. 0151-256-6600.