A number of options exist for memorialisation they include:-

Sanctum Vaults

A Sanctum vault is an over ground burial vault, available at Widnes and Runcorn Cemeteries. Each vault will hold two caskets of cremated remains. It is made from polished granite, with a black fronted granite plaque, which can be inscribed, with a personal inscription, including designs and photo tiles. The vault is provided with a flower vase incorporated into its base. The vaults can be leased for a period of ten, twenty or forty years, offering the option to renew thereafter. Application forms can be completed online, after confirmation with the cemetery staff of the allocated position vaults location.

If you are interested please email cemeteryenquiries@halton.gov.uk:
Sanctum Vaults optionsCost
10 year lease (includes wooden casket) £670.00
Renewal for further 10 years£305.00
20 year lease (includes wooden casket)£895.00
Renewal for further 20 years (Includes first placing of remains and casket) - Monday to Friday£435.00
Placing 2nd casket of remains Monday to Friday (not available Saturday)£73.00
Opening Sanctum 2000 vault on request£45.00
Designs and lettering – Prices inclusive of VAT:
Lettering, per letter£5.50
Small design£104.00
Large design£136.00
Photo tile (portrait – 1 person)£190.00
Photo tile (landscape – 2 persons)£245.00

Book of Remembrance

The Book of Remembrance is situated at Widnes Crematorium. It is an everlasting memorial to a loved one. The book consists of vellum outer covers with hand illustrated coat of arms and a gold finishing decoration. The main sections of calligraphy quality paper are collated and sewn by hand with gilt edges.  There are two books, each with six months per volume, with a page for every day of the year. A single page dated, and handwritten with entries starting with a red penned initial. The names and text are hand written in black and red round hand style. In addition to the inscription, there are motifs/designs which are all hand drawn and painted using water colours.

The Book of Remembrance remains open every day of the year, so the inscriptions may be seen at the chosen anniversary date. The inscriptions can be written in the book under the date of death or a date of your choice.  Inscriptions start at a 2 line entry, the first line being the name of the deceased, up to an eight line entry. Each line has a maximum of 32 letters.

Book of remembrance optionsCost (inclusive of VAT)
Two line entry (includes christian and surname)£124.00
Three line entry£161.00
Four line entry£198.00
Five line entry£229.00
Six line entry£272.00
Seven line entry£302.00
Eight line entry£340.00
Flower design£112.00
Other design£124.00
Extra line to existing entry (if possible)£68.00
Slate Tablets – Inscription (per letter)£6.00

Memorial Plaques

The Memorial Plaques are a lasting form of memorial to a loved one. The plaques are manufactured from the best accredited bronze available. They are coated in a protective lacquer / varnish to ensure durability against weather conditions. The plaques can be inscribed up to a maximum of 70 letters. They are on a ten-year lease which may be extended or renewed for a further ten year periods at a time.
Plaque optionsCost (inclusive of VAT)
Bronze plaque for a 10 year display period£331.00
Renewal for additional 10 year display period£158.00
Granite plaque on Planter – Four Seasons/Runcorn Cemetery Sundial £520.00
Renewal for further 10 years£210

Memorial Benches​


There are requirements associated with the erection of memorials at our cemeteries which any BRAMM or NAMM registered stone mason would be able to explain to you. The erection of a memorial requires a permit which any registered stone mason will do on your behalf.

For further information and details about various options for memorials available at the Widnes Cemetery and Crematorium please: