Sir Tom Finney, OBE 


Former Preston North End and England football legend, Sir Tom Finney OBE, made a surprise visit to Much Hoole Woodland Burial Ground in 2007. We spent a lovely evening with him - had a long chat and a cup of tea - and had a nice walk around the grounds together. We were very honoured that he took the time to come along and visit us - a great man!


After spending time with us, Sir Tom Finney had this to say … 

A peaceful resting place which gives comfort to relatives and friends.  I am most impressed" -
Sir Tom Finney OBE


The first consecrated Woodland Burial Ground in the country


In 2005, I was granted permission to turn part of my land into the first privately-owned consecrated Woodland Burial Ground in the country.  So unique was it, that we were featured on television and other media.

God’s Acre Chapel


The recently built God's Acre Chapel at Much Hoole Woodland Burial Ground was consecrated in May of 2012 in the presence of the Bishop of Burnley and our Patron, Pam Rhodes (TV presenter from BBC's Songs of Praise).  This Chapel provides a place for funeral services for those of religious or non-religious beliefs, or can be used solely as a meeting point for family and friends attending the Burial Ground.  It can also provide a shelter in inclement weather.

Pam Rhodes


We are delighted to have Pam Rhodes as our Patron. You may know Pam Rhodes as the TV presenter from BBC’s Songs of Praise.


Here is Pam (with other officiating dignitaries) at the recent consecration ceremony for the extension of the Woodland Burial Ground.

Funeral Enquiries

Urgent Enquiries

Please call
Mr Geoff Whalley
on 01772 612848



Woodland Burial Enquiries

If you have any queries or wish to make an appointment, please contact us: 01772 612900


The Woodland Burial Ground is at

Goose Green Farm,

Moss House Lane,

Much Hoole, Preston, Lancashire, PR4 4TD


Click here for map


We are open for funerals
6 days a week
from 11am through to 4pm





Mr and Mrs G C Whalley.

Miss A H Whalley


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