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.
Killed In Action
Sunday 11th November 10.30am
THE GATEHOUSE - FREE ADMITTANCE
Remembrance Sunday Tour let by our Chair, Mike Clarke. The walk will pause just before 11am for a two minute silence.
Tour lasts around 45 minutes and will end at the Samuel Worth Chapel where you can view our World War 1 exhibition and enjoy light refreshments at the cafe.
Sunday 11th November 11am - 4pm
The Samuel Worth Chapel - Free Entry
Visit our exhibition and walk along our Avenue of Remembrance installed to commemorate the 130 victims of World War One linked to the Cemetery.
Our cafe will be open for teas, coffees and delicious baked treats.
Fundraising Concert - POSTPONED TO THE NEW YEAR
Friday 23rd November 7.30pm - POSTPONED
The Samuel Worth Chapel
The Lydian Singers are a group of experienced local singers who come together to sing a wide variety of music from English madrigals and Victorian part-songs to American standards from the golden age of the Musicals. All profits to SGCT. Licensed bar.
This event has now been postponed to 2019 - watch this space!
Christmas Craft Market
Sunday 18th November 11am - 3pm
The Samuel Worth Chapel - FREE ENTRY
Come and join us in the atmospheric Samuel Worth Chapel to browse unique Christmas gifts from our local makers, enjoy kids craft activities, sample tasty food, mulled wine, delicious home made cakes and fresh hot pizzas made by Proove!
SUNDAY 2ND DECEMBER. 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.
Saturday 1st December - 1pm to 3pm.
The Samuel Worth Chapel
Get creative and make your own beautiful festive Christmas wreath with natural materials sourced from the General Cemetery's woodland.
Each adult ticket includes willow hoop and foliage for the wreath, each accompanying child ticket includes kids craft activities. Ticket also includes a complimentary glass of mulled wine or hot drink and a mince pie (squash or hot chocolate for children).
All proceeds go toward maintaining the Sheffield General Cemetery's Grade II* listed landscape and buildings as well as its history archive.
Tickets - £15 each adult included, 1x willow hoop and refreshments, every attending adult must purchase a ticket. Accompanying child ticket - £5 includes craft and refreshments.
Suitable for children aged 5 and over. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Booking essential.
Swallows & Damsons Wreath Making
Sunday 2nd December. Time TBC
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 01142551944. 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.
Another Christmas Carol - Don’t Go Into The Cellar Theatre Co.
SATURDAY 8TH DECEMBER - 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.