Preston Road
Charnock Brow
Chorley
Lancashire
PR7 5JP

Telephone: 01257 230976

Crematorium information

Charnock Richard crematorium was dedicated in September 2007 by the Bishop of Blackburn and serves communities across Lancashire.

Situated in open and peaceful countryside, Charnock Richard is a quiet and modern crematorium with highly trained staff who are available at all times to advise bereaved families about our facilities and memorials and to discuss any individual queries or requests.

We can cater for many different types of services both religious and non-religious. If you would like music as part of the service we have the Wesley Music System and space for a live organ. There is also a hearing loop and a public address system.

We also have a larger cremator than most other crematoria, which means we can accommodate large coffins that would previously have had to be buried.

Services last 45 minutes, which allows families time to gather and leave without the pressure of other funerals waiting for access. Longer services and private memorial services can also be arranged upon request.

Opening Hours

Our opening hours are as follows:

The Office:
9:00am - 5:00pm
Monday to Friday

The Grounds:
8:00am - 6:00pm
Seven days a week

The Memorial Office:
9:00am - 5:00pm
Monday to Friday
Weekends by appointment only

The Book of Remembrance Room:
9:00am - 5:00pm
Monday to Friday
Closed over the weekends but book is on display.

Our fees

We know that understanding what goes into the cost of a funeral can sometimes be difficult for families. We also recognise that understanding the overall financial implications of arranging a funeral is important. To this end we have included a downloadable price list of the services available to you.

It is important to us that any confusion is completely removed to help families to fully understand what the Cremation Fee includes, and what this means as part of the wider cost of the funeral. We have outlined the elements that are necessary to provide a cremation service to you below, although of course we would be happy to discuss any further queries you might have directly with you. You can contact us at any time to talk through any further options and any fees that might apply.

The cremation fee includes the following:

  • All professional services relating to the administration and registration of the cremation, in line with statutory regulation.
  • The use of our Chapel along with the assistance of a trained staff member on the day of the service.
  • The provision of music during the funeral service (please contact the Crematorium for details of our available options).
  • The sensitive handling of the cremation in line with environmental legislation.
  • The appropriate national environmental levy for mercury abatement.
  • The scattering or interment of the ashes within our Gardens of Remembrance, or the preparation for their removal along with a suitable container and the Cremation Certificate.
  • Alternatively, we will look after the ashes for an indefinite period without charge whatsoever.

We also offer weekend services, fees for which along with  other available services are detailed in the PDF attachment entitled Cremation Price List

Direct cremation

We have a number of options available to meet the ever increasing demand for this service which are detailed below.

Unattended Direct Cremation

  • There will be no service in the chapel and no mourners in attendance.
  • Sometime following the cremation, staff at the Crematorium will contact the Applicant to confirm instructions for the ashes in order to offer any further assistance. There are many occasions when families change their decision having had time for further thought and discussion.

Attended Direct Cremation

  • The attended direct cremation is available at 9.00am.
  • This option enables families to attend the crematorium to see the coffin in the chapel and be able to spend a few moments with the coffin before the leaving the chapel.
  • The crematorium staff will be available to help and assist you during the time at the crematorium, showing you both in and out of the chapel at the appropriate times.
  • Music may also be played should you wish.
  • Sometime following the cremation, staff at the Crematorium will contact the Applicant to confirm instructions for the ashes in order to offer any further assistance. There are many occasions when families change their mind having had time for further thought.

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