Peel Green Cemetery and Crematorium

Peel Green Chapel and Crematorium temporary closure

Peel Green Crematorium Chapel is to be modernised to provide better facilities for visitors.

The planned work will not only improve the chapel’s visual appearance and facilities for visitors, but will also ensure the service meets the needs of all faiths and provides a greater choice for both religious and non-religious services.

Peel Green Crematorium and Chapel will be closed for two weeks from Friday 2 September until Monday 19 September 2022 while the work is carried out. We currently anticipate the last available service will be on Friday 2 September at 2.40pm with the first available service after re-opening at 10.20am on Monday 19 September.

Burial services will continue at Peel Green Cemetery as normal, but the chapel will not be available. During this period mourners will be able to use Swinton Chapel for a chapel service before the burial in Peel Green Cemetery. Fees will not be charged for the use of Swinton Chapel while Peel Green Chapel is closed.

Additional service times will be available at Agecroft Crematorium, which was successfully modernised in 2021, including extra Saturday services at no additional cost while the Peel Green improvements take place.

Staff will work hard to keep any disruption to a minimum and we apologise for any inconvenience. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Members of the parks team holding a Green Flag award flag

Peel Green Cemetery was opened in 1879 and covers 32 acres of land. To date, more than 59,000 interments have been carried out.

The public toilets are located at the rear of the cemetery office and at the crematorium. A number of water taps are provided within the grounds for use by visitors.

Please adhere to the one-way system which is in operation. The authority will not be held responsible in the event of an accident occurring if the one way system has not been followed.

Peel Green Cemetery office has closed. For assistance, please contact the main office at Agecroft Cemetery on 0161 686 7290.

Peel Green Crematorium was also a former old Non-Conformist burial chapel, which was converted into a crematorium in May 1955.

The chapel can seat up to 80 mourners and a loop system has been installed at the crematorium to assist people with hearing difficulties to follow the funeral service.

A public address system is also in place to allow mourners who gather outside at large funerals when the chapel is full to participate in the service.

Additionally, the audio system has also been enhanced to allow mourners to listen to not only taped music, but also compact discs. An electronic organ is also installed and is available for use during the service.

The cemetery has been awarded Green Flag status and recent improvements have helped transform the cemetery into a first class facility which benefits the local community.

Book of remembrance

For information on viewing the book of remembrance, both in person and online, go to our ordering memorialisation page.

School groups are welcome at Peel Green Cemetery

The war memorials within the cemetery are of particular interest to many groups. To support self led visits to study war memorials in the local area we have developed the teacher information sheet and 'looking at war memorials in the local area' activity sheet which can be downloaded below.

School visits to the cemetery are self-led however we ask teachers to contact us before planning a visit so that we can provide any support or advice required.

Location details

716 Liverpool Road
M30 7LW

How to get here

You can use the TfGM journey planner to find out the best way to visit the cemetery.

Who to contact

Agecroft Cemetery and Crematorium
Langley Road
M27 8SS
Map to this location
0161 686 7290

This page was last updated on 21 July 2022

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