In recent decades cremation memorials have become increasingly popular as more cemeteries introducing dedicated plots for cremated remains.
Cremation is more cost effective than burial and as we live in a more secular age, there is less religious opposition to it. As more local authorities reserve sections solely for the interment of cremated remains, there has been a move towards families making use of these.
Rather than scattering their loved ones ashes in a favourite place, families are more and more turning to cremation memorials in cemeteries. Of the cemeteries managed by Liverpool City Council, Anfield, Allerton and Kirkdale have plots available exclusively for the burial of cremated remains. These plots are available on a lease basis for 75 years and hold up to four urns . Cremation memorials and tablets can be placed at the plots, although there is a three feet six inches height limit. Knowsley Council allows the purchase of plots for cremated remains at Whiston cemetery only.
Anfield cemetery offers another option for those who may not wish to purchase a plot for the burial of cremated remains. A niche space within a colonnade wall can be bought that holds two wooden caskets of cremated remains for up to ten years, with extensions available upon payment of a fee. Memorial plaques and photographs can be placed over the niche space.
It is unusual for churches to sell plots just for cremated remains, although there are some in Merseyside and Cheshire that do so. Many churchyards do though have an area allocated as a garden for them, where an area can be marked with either small wall plaques, vases or tablets. The way ashes are commemorated are at the discretion of the vicar or priest. Families should discuss with the clergy prior to doing this as not all churchyards allow such provision.
Sarsfield Memorials provides a range of cremation memorials, including tablets, plaques and headstones. A selection of what we have available is displayed below but please contact us to discuss further if what you require is not displayed. We will be happy to give you a free no obligation quote.