Welcome to the Website
of the Sheffield General Cemetery Trust

The Sheffield General Cemetery Trust is a registered charity (no. 1103158) 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.

The site contains information about our public events, burial research service, volunteering and information about the Cemetery’s amazing wildlife and rich history. If you want to show your support for us you can join us as a member and be the first to receive our newsletters before anyone else!

As well as attending some of our events to learn about the Cemetery’s history you can also gain a deeper understanding of the Cemetery through reading our books which are available to purchase.

This Saturday at the General Cemetery!

Please be aware that the Planning Application for the General Cemetery Restoration Project is the proposal from Sheffield City Council and not from the Sheffield General Cemetery Trust. All comments and concerns should be directed to Sheffield City Council.

We are always looking for people who are interested and enthusiastic to join us as members or volunteers.

Upcoming Events

We host many history, nature and craft events each year.
Find out more by visiting the events page – the next two events are :

Sunday 6th May at 2.00pm
Historical Tour

Discover the history of the Cemetery and learn about some of its residents on this guided walk.
This is a ticketed event – for more details and booking information click this link.

During the afternoon from 2 to 4pm the Search Team will be at the Samuel Worth Chapel to help people with their family history research.
There will also be an exhibition on the Cemetery’s history, and a cafe serving tea, coffee, cakes and biscuits. The history walks will end at the Chapel.

Please pop in and take a look, especially if you haven’t been inside the restored Chapel.