Volunteering with the Friends of Darwen Cemetery
 There are many ways you can help the Friends of Darwen Cemetery (FODC).  

We welcome volunteers of all ages and abilities (children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult).  Let us know if you have any particular skills or if there is any area you would like to work in. 

We meet in the Western Cemetery every two weeks on a Saturday morning at 10.00am.  

We also have a public meetings and AGM once a year which is open to the public.


Cemetery Lodges

Help with researching the history of the cemetery

 Help to digitise the information in the Cemetery Registers (1861-1900)

 Be a guide for school parties and other groups visiting the cemetery

 Help visitors to Darwen to find family graves.


Bacon Butty on Cold January Working Party

Join our working parties every other Saturday from 10.00am – 1.00pm
We also have a Thursday group.

Lots of varied work – eg gardening, relaying paths, erecting ceramic headstones, litter picking.

Help with Grave Maintenance Scheme

If you have a greenhouse grow us some plants.


War Grave

Adopt a war grave – look after the surrounding area of a war grave.

Help with the preperation for the Remembrance Day services by marking the graves for the schoolchildren to place poppies on each grave.

Help locate family war memorials.


Darwen Gala
Jubilee Strawberry Tea
Bat Walk
Heritage Walks