Cemetery News and Events

Volunteer Opportunities at Torrisholme Cemetery

The Friends of Torrisholme Cemetery are looking for anyone of any ability who is willing to join them in their volunteer work within the Cemetery grounds. 

The Group are instrumental in assisting the Cemeteries Office with providing our community (and those visiting from further afield) with a peaceful, beautiful burial and remembrance space.

Typical tasks include gardening, litter picking, general maintenance, assisting visitors, providing wildlife homes, opening the chapel and holding remembrance events. 

Further information can be found on their webpage: www.friends-torrisholme-cemetery.co.uk or by contacting Bill Jackson: friends_torrisholme_cemetery@yahoo.com.

Alternatively, please contact the Cemeteries Office on: 01524 582635 or cemeteries@lancaster.gov.uk



Wildflower Meadow Sowing - Torrisholme Cemetery

Earlier today, the Cemeteries Office and the Friends of Torrisholme Cemetery have sown the wildflower meadow at the rear of the  site.

This area neighbours the Neptune Memorial Garden, in a particularly peaceful and secluded area of the cemetery.

The seed used was mainly a wildflower mix of the following: Corncockle, Corn Chamomile, Cornflower, Corn Marigold, and Corn Poppy.

In addition, we also used a meadow mixture of: Yarrow, Common Knapweed, Wild Carrot, Lady's Bedstraw, Field Scabious, Rough Hawkbit, Oxeye Daisy, Birdsfoot Trefoil, Musk Mallow, Ribwort Plantain, Cowslip, Selfheal, Meadow Buttercup, and Yellow Rattle.

The wildflower should bloom by early summer, and it is intended that the meadow will have meandering pathways leading to a carved wooden bench (sourced from a felled tree from the district). The poppy bed shall also be enhanced and maintained by the Friends Group. 


Appeal for Grave Rights Holders - Torrisholme Cemetery

A tree that fell in Torrisholme Cemetery due to the high winds earlier this month has unfortunately caused some damage to a small section of grave memorials.

The Cemeteries Office intend to arrange the necesary repairs, and we are therefore asking the grave rights holders of those affected memorials to contact us as soon as possible. 

The graves are as follows:

Grave number 217, Section F - Blue, Memorial in the name of Bradbury,

Grave number 216, Section F - Blue, Memorial in the name of Trengove,

Grave number 154, Secton F - Blue, Memorial in the name of Wilkinson,

Grave number 213, Section F - Blue, Memorial in the name of Mitchell,

Grave number 260, Section F - Blue, Memorial in the name of Ashton,

Grave number 56, Section F - Blue, Memorial in the name of Collinson,

Grave number 61, Section F - Green, Memorial in the name of Ingham/Birkby,

Grave number 255, Section F - Blue, Memorial in the name of Crump.

If you believe that you are the current grave rights holder of any of the above mentioned grave plots, please contact the Cemeteries Office: 01524 582635 or cemeteries@lancaster.gov.uk

The Cemetery site is open as usual, but Lancaster City Council staff will be working in the area for some time, in order to rectify the damage. 

ANZAC Day Commemorative Service

Saturday 27th April 2019

12 Noon

Torrisholme Cemetery

The Morecambe & Heysham Branch of the Royal British Legion invite you to join them at their annual ANZAC Day Commemorative Service.

Mother's Day Remembrance Service

Sunday 31st March 2019


Torrisholme Cemetery Chapel

Please join us at our non-denominational chapel for a Mother's Day Remembrance service,

held by the Friends of Torrisholme Cemetery.

All are welcome, and refreshments will follow the service. 

Volunteer opportunities at Lancaster Cemetery

Lancaster Cemetery - Crocus
 Lancaster Cemetery

Following the success of the Friends of Torrisholme Cemetery Group, the Cemeteries Office shall be creating a Friends Group for Lancaster Cemetery and are currently accepting applications of interest.

Opening in 1855, Lancaster Cemetery on Quernmore Road is a significant landmark of the district. The site has 3 historic Grade II Chapel buildings, and it is still a working cemetery.

We are looking for people of all abilities who are passionate about maintaining and improving a vital green space for our community. 

Please contact the Cemeteries Office for more information: cemeteries@lancaster.gov.uk Telephone: 01524 582635

Torrisholme Cemetery User Survey

As updates are planned for Torrisholme Cemetery in the coming months, we welcome feedback from anyone visiting the site. We have now created a Torrisholme Cemetery User Survey for those wishing to provide us with specific comments regarding the cemetery.

Feedback forms can be found here Torrisholme Cemetery User Survey (DOCX, 29KB), and returned to the Cemeteries Office either by email: cemeteries@lancaster.gov.uk or post: Cemeteries Office, Morecambe Town Hall, Marine Road, Morecambe, LA4 5AF



Last updated: 25 April 2019