The Sheffield General Cemetery Trust is a registered charity dedicated to promoting and restoring
the Cemetery and to protecting it as a unique heritage site and haven for wildlife.
The Cemetery is
located in Sharrow in the city of Sheffield, UK and is open all day and everyday.
Within this website you will find information about the history of the Cemetery, the people buried there and our work.
There is a timeline exploring key events linked to the Cemetery and databases of burial and plot owner records.
The Friends of the General Cemetery
(FOGC) was formed in 1989 by a handful of local residents.
Since then this voluntary organisation has grown in size and the Friends has now become the Sheffield General Cemetery Trust (SGCT)
The Trust carries out many organised events within the Cemetery:
Our aim is to encourage everyone to enjoy this historical site
- Education tours and workshops
- Conservation work to maintain and enhance the monuments, the landscape and the paths
- Historical research of the Cemetery and its occupants.
by walking its paths, learning its history or simply as a quiet place to sit and contemplate.
NONCONFORMIST CHAPEL RESTORATION
If you'd like to book your place for the presentation, then please phone
The Sheffield General Cemetery Trust and the South Yorkshire Buildings Preservation Trust
have been working together to bring the Grade II* listed Nonconformist Chapel,
located in the heart of the General Cemetery in Sharrow (S11), back to life for education use
and as a venue for arts and cultural events.
You are invited to a free presentation demonstrating our vision for restoring this important building
located in an historic listed landscape.
The presentation will held be at The Lantern Theatre, Kenwood Park Road, Sheffield
on Wednesday 19th June at 7.30pm.Free light refreshments will be served!
the Gatehouse office on 0114 2683486 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sheffield General Cemetery Trust is looking to appoint new Trustees who would be
interested in helping develop the project for the restoration of the Non-Conformist Chapel.
Specific expertise in building projects, finance, business and events would be helpful.
Any interested parties should contact Mike Clarke (SGCT Chairman) at the
Cemetery Gatehouse with a covering letter and CV.
We host many free events throughout the year with the next two being :
|Nonconformist Chapel Presentation|
Wednesday 19th June - 7.30pm
You're invited to a free presentation on the restoration of the Cemetery's Nonconformist Chapel. The venue is the Lantern Theatre, 18 Kenwood Park Road, Sheffield S7.Please book by email at email@example.com or phone 0114 2683486. Free light refreshments served!
Sunday 7th July - 2pm
An introduction to the history and residents of the Cemetery. Free light refreshments served!
NOTE : meet at the Gatehouse at the end of Cemetery Avenue, S11
Burial Research and Family History - Our volunteer burial research team meet each Thursday to investigate enquiries from members of the public who are researching their family history.
To find out more about this service please go to the search page.
If you are simply looking for a particular subject area just use our search facility.
Membership - The Trust draws a lot of support through its membership.
If you wish to join us then please visit the "Membership" page for more information.
If you join you will receive three fact and picture filled newsletters per year and the right to attend regular member meetings.
Books and Newsletters - Throughout the past 10 years the Trust has published various books which are available for sale.
We also produce a newsletter called "Undertakings" which is available free to members of the Trust -
previous editions are available to download and read for free.
Making a donation - The Trust could not carry out its work without the support of volunteers and income generated from donations and fund raising.
If you wish to help us you can make a donation by cheque or debit or credit card.
You can help us further by filling out a gift aid form when you have sent a donation - the Government will give us 25p for each £1 donated.