Lyttelton Catholic and public Cemetery also known as the Lyttelton Cemetery was opened in 1873.
The cemetery is available for casket and ash interments in pre purchased plots and second interments however due to the large amount of recent earthquake damage in the cemetery any future interments in the cemetery will be on a case by case basis.
This cemetery has a Returned Services Area.
The cemetery is located on a steep hillside and is divided into three sections, Catholic, Services and public (from north to south). The graves are terraced on the hillside tightly laid in a grid formation with concrete terracing and steps with paths dissecting the various sections. The cemetery has a variety of graves/ headstones from older Victorian style plots with covers or kerbing to newer memorial style, however the older style is more predominant.
There is a significant amount of earthquake damage in the cemetery.
A new lot has been acquired adjacent to the cemetery which will provide for new interments once developed.