Manchester City Council

Births, marriages, deaths & nationality Cemeteries and crematoria

Our green flag cemeteries

Green Flag Award

We manage and maintain our five cemeteries and Blackley Crematorium, handling over 3,000 burial and cremation services each year.

We maintain over 1.4 million square metres of green space, keeping cemetery grounds clean, attractive, and making sure that chapels and gardens of remembrance provide a peaceful and reflective environment.

The four Manchester cemeteries to have achieved Green Flag status are: Blackley Cemetery, Gorton Cemetery, Philips Park Cemetery and Southern Cemetery. 

Just like our many local "Friends of the Park" groups, there are now several "Friends of the Cemetery" groups, working with us to make their local cemetery a really inviting and pleasant place for visitors to enjoy. The Friends Groups are often able to apply for separate funding to make environmental improvements, and the hard work from all of these volunteers is much appreciated. 

More information on green flags.

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