Thornton Garden of Rest

Situated on the B5207 Lydiate Lane in Thornton near Crosby, the nearest railway station is Crosby.

A car park is located at the rear of the crematorium and drivers are requested not to park on the main drive.


  • Chapel - seating approx 80 people
  • Hearing loop system
  • Organ and sound system to play music
  • Book of remembrance room
  • Waiting room
  • Public conveniences
  • Car park
  • Disabled parking
  • Green flag award site

COVID Guidance 

We are now advising that a maximum of 80 people should attend burials and cremations at this time.

In the crematorium chapels: a maximum of 70 people are allowed inside and 10 people may attend outside, other mourners should not gather in the entrance or exit areas.

Mourners will be asked to wear face-coverings whilst inside the chapel and national expectations for social distancing should be observed where possible.

Mourners should wait outside or in their cars until the funeral is ready to start.

Cremation times will be 30mins long, 20mins in chapel.

Office hours
Monday to Friday 9am to 12.30pm and 1.00pm to 4.30pm.

Please note that the offices are closed at the weekends and on bank holidays

Book of Remembrance
Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm, Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays 10am to 4pm. At weekends and on bank holidays, the Book of Remembrance page may be turned to another date if required by contacting the warden on 0800 091 0540 between the hours of 2pm and 4pm.

Please note that the warden is not always on site and so there may be a short delay in having the page turned. View the book of remembrance online. 

Grounds open hours

The grounds open every day of the year from dawn and close at the following:

  • 8.30pm (April - August)
  • 7pm (September - March)
  • Improvements are nearly complete

    There is still more work to do, to ensure the crematorium is presented to the highest standards, and you will notice areas which need decorating and other finishes. While the works continue we would like to thank you for your patience and understanding.

Contact Us

If you are looking for a grave, please email us with the name of the deceased and the year they passed away.

For all other enquiries, please email  - we aim to reply within 21 days.

Thornton Garden of Rest
Lydiate Lane
L23 1TP
0151 924 5143

This is served by the 54 bus. 

Last Updated on Thursday, December 9, 2021

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