Cremation services can take place at Landican Crematorium, Monday to Friday between 9am and 3:30pm.
Call 0151 666 3001 to arrange a cremation. You must provide at least two working days notice prior to the service. We do not publish funeral service times on the council website.
- Wirral Council Crematorium charges, from 1 April 2019
- Wirral Council Memorial charges, from 1 April 2019
- Registrars Certificate for Cremation or Burial
- or the Coroners Order for Cremation
- written instructions for the service and disposal of the cremated remains
- you will also need to complete an Application for Cremation
The funeral service
The full service can take place in the crematorium chapel and will last around 20 minutes. Alternatively part of the service can be held in your own church and a short committal ceremony at the crematorium. Longer services can be arranged for a small charge.
The full service may be held in your own church and the coffin brought for cremation with no ceremony. The coffin will still be brought into the chapel and be placed on the catafalque before entering the crematory.
Collection of ashes
Cremated remains may be collected from the cemeteries office from 10am, two working days after the cremation.
Scattering of ashes
The cremated remains may be scattered on the lawns of the Garden of Remembrance or within an existing family grave, with the written permission of the grave owner.
The area in which the ashes are scattered is recorded in the crematorium register. It is then possible for relatives of the deceased to be scattered in the same area in the future.
Appointments for relatives to attend the final scattering of ashes can be made Monday to Thursday at 9:00am, 9:15am, 3:45pm or 4:00pm. A minister can read a short form of service, at the expense of the applicant.
Cremated remains graves
A cremated remains grave can be purchased for the burial of cremated remains.
Appointments can be made for relatives to attend the burial. A minister can be present at the burial, at the expense of the applicant.
Above ground memorials
Above ground burials of cremated remains can take place with the Sanctum 12 memorial vaults situated within Landican Cemetery.