The Trust hosts around 30 public activities each year focusing on the Cemetery’s history or 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 £3 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 will be ticketed using Eventbrite.
Another Christmas Carol - Don’t Go Into The Cellar Theatre Co.
SATURDAY 8TH DECEMBER - Doors open from 7pm - Performance starts 7.30pm
The samuel worth chapel
Enjoy an audience with Charles Dickens as he regales his audience with this hitherto-unknown festive tale. In the style of the public performances the great Victorian writer gave during the nineteenth century, this one-man stage show is the perfect seasonal treat to whet your appetite for the Yuletide celebrations!
Expect chills, laughter and sentiment as Mr Dickens presents, for one night only, Another Christmas Carol!
Acclaimed actor Jonathan Goodwin plays Charles Dickens, in an original show written by himself and co-directed by Goodwin and Gary Archer.
There will be a licenced bar, as well tea, coffee and low alcohol beer.
Swallows & Damsons Wreath Making
Sunday 9th December. Time TBC
The Samuel Worth Chapel
Booking is essential for these very popular events. Learn how to make beautiful wreaths with Sheffield florist, Swallows & Damsons. Rather than one full day we have decided to go big with two Epic Sunday's packed full of wreath making in the most beautiful old chapel (which has underfloor heating!) Date: Sunday 2nd December 2018 OR Sunday 9th December 2018
Time: choose one of three sessions
10am - 12 noon
1pm - 3pm
4pm - 6pm
Cost: £55 includes all materials, festive nibbles and Mulled wine or tea/coffee. Call 0114 2551944. A non refundable deposit of £20 is required at the time of booking and the remaining £35 can be paid in cash on the night. Suitable 12+ to Adult.
SUNDAY 6th January 2019 - 2PM - 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'.
Suggested minimum donation of £3 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!
Dogs welcome - please ensure they are on a lead at all times.
Sensible footwear required, and please note that the Cemetery is located on a hillside with narrow paths.