The Trust hosts around 30 public activities each year focusing on the Cemetery’s history and its natural environment. We are fortunate to have a range of keen amateurs and experts who volunteer their time to lead these events, supported by volunteers who help organise and ensure that they run as smoothly as possible.
If you want to get a good grounding in the Cemetery’s history we recommend attending one of our regular history walks on the 1st Sunday of each month.
For most of our events we suggest a minimum donation of £4 to help support the running of the Trust and its activities. Unless otherwise indicated, the meeting place for our events is The Gatehouse at the end of Cemetery Avenue, off Ecclesall Road.
Some of our events can be booked at Eventbrite.
Ticketed Events - Cancelling - If you’ve booked a ticket and can no longer attend please cancel it so that it is available to others. This is particularly important for free events, as we ask for donations on the day and generate much needed income from book and refreshment sales.
Ticketed Events - Do I need to bring my ticket - No need to - we’ll have your name on a list and you can be checked in as you arrive.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to attend an event? See individual event details below.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event? On street parking on and around Cemetery Avenue close to the Gatehouse entrance. Nearest bus stops are on Ecclesall Road - Collegiate Crescent stop.
Our site is CASH ONLY. The nearest cash points are at the One Stop Shop and Tesco Metro on Ecclesall Road.
HLF Parks for People
Sheffield City Council & Heritage Lottery Fund
Parks for People Project Drop In
Tuesday 30th July 2019 - 1.30 to 3.30pm
Samuel Worth Chapel
Sheffield City Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund – Parks for People Bid
Sheffield City Council have recently been awarded a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to restore and develop parts of the Sheffield General Cemetery.
Project Officer, Claire Watts will be holding public drop-in sessions at the Samuel Worth Chapel, to provide information on the proposals of the bid, explain the changes and answer any queries you may have about the impact of the proposals on the cemetery as a whole.
This session is open to everyone and there will be further sessions - watch out for more information here and through our social media.
Please feel free to call in and have a look at the proposals, ask questions and leave your comments.
Claire can be contacted at Claire.email@example.com and on 07881 672296
HISTORY WALK - 4th August 2019
SUNDAY 4th August 2019 - 1pm to 2.30pm
Sunday 4th August 2019 - 2pm to 3.30pm
Ever wanted to learn more about Sheffield's history? Why not start with a fascinating glimpse into Sheffield's Victorian past on our guided tour of this Grade II* listed historic cemetery. Meet the residents who shaped Sheffield's history, from Mark Firth and Samuel Holberry to the Cole Brothers and George Bassett, and many more. Discover the stories behind some of our 87,000 burials, see the French-inspired catacombs and the listed monuments & structures including the recently restored Samuel Worth Chapel, in this unique and historic Victorian landscaped 'Garden Cemetery'.
The Samuel Worth Chapel will be open throughout the walks and until 4pm for an exhibition and café (cash only)
Suggested minimum donation of £4 per person. Free tickets must be pre-booked online via Eventbrite and your donation will be collected at the start of the tour. Limited numbers so pre-booking is essential!
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? No minimum age but the tour is aimed at adults and is more suitable for children aged over 11.
Dogs welcome - please ensure they are on a lead at all times.
Sensible footwear required - please note that the Cemetery is located on a hillside with narrow paths.
Book your free ticket below -
FAMILY FRIENDLY BAT WALK
FRIDAY 13th SEPTEMBER 2019 - 6.30pm
Led by ecologist, Ziggy, and SGCT Landscape Supervisor, Sally. This evening tour will explore the nighttime world of the bats in our Cemetery. Booking is essential and the Eventbrite link to book your tickets is coming soon!
TOUR & OPEN DAY
HERITAGE OPEN DAY
Saturday, 14 September 2019 from 12 to 4pm
THE GATEHOUSE & THE SAMUEL WORTH CHAPEL
England’s largest festival of history and culture takes the theme this year of People Power. A special exhibition shows how Sheffield General Cemetery was saved with local people power. Special history tours will run throughout the day. Booking essential. Eventbrite links will be posted soon.
Heritage Open Day Weekend
REMEMBERING AMY - A Heritage Open Day Talk.
SUNDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER 1.30 PM.
THE SAMUEL WORTH CHAPEL
Come to a free presentation by Ann Beedham about legendary pilot Amy Johnson at the Samuel Worth Chapel
Everybody has heard of Amy Johnson, the pioneering female pilot whose single handed flights pushed the boundaries of aviation in the 1930s. But you probably dont know that she lived in Sharrow, Sheffield for some time.
Ann Beedham is an expert on the life and achievements of Amy Johnson and will provide an insight into her life and record-breaking achievements, sadly cut short by her tragic death during World War 2 whilst serving in the Air Transport Auxiliary aged just 37.
Amy lived in Grange Crescent Road, Sharrow, south of Sheffield City Centre. So it is very fitting that this presentation is in the recently restored Samuel Worth Chapel at Sheffield General Cemetery, just a few yards from Grange Crescent Road.
The cafe in the Samuel Worth Chapel will be open for light refreshments, and attendees will also be able to view the Cemetery Trust's exhibition for Heritage Open Day which shows how local people working together saved the Cemetery and many of its listed buildings and monuments from abandonment and dereliction.