This community action group has been started to support the work of St Leonard's Church in caring for the Blackburn Road Cemetery.
We are always looking for new volunteers to help us to achieve our goals.
If you think that you can help in any way, click here!
The Friends of Padiham St. Leonard’s Cemetery has been set up by a group of local residents who were increasingly concerned by the deteriorating environment and misuse of the site. The group was established in 2015 and has since worked closely with the local community and St. Leonard’s Church. A development plan is now being formulated to improve the site whilst preserving its historical integrity. Regular gardening volunteers have made enormous improvements.
It is intended that Friends are kept informed by a regular newsletter which will include progress reports and regular articles about some of those interred in the Cemetery.
What we aim to do:
To protect and enhance Blackburn Road Cemetery for the public benefit as a place of rememberance, spirituality, history and nature.
To speak and act with St. Leonard’s Church and other organisations on behalf of those who care for the cemetary as such a place, particularly those who cherish the memory of one buried there.
To ensure continued public access to and to increase awareness, appreciation and enjoyment of Blackburn Road Cemetery within the local community.
Encourage young people to make a positive contribution by inviting local schools to become engaged in projects to encourage wildlife and plant wildflowers.