Special Events for 2017

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The Trust hosts around 30 public activities each year on the Cemetery’s history and nature. We are fortunate to have a range of keen amateurs and experts who volunteer their time in leading these events supported by volunteers who help organise and ensure 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 (except January 1st – walk will be on Sunday 8th January).

We suggest a minimum donation of £3 to help support the running of the Trust and its activities. Unless otherwise indicated the meeting point for our events is The Gatehouse at the end of Cemetery Avenue, off Ecclesall Road.

Download our 2017 Event Guide*

*Ours thank go to the Nether Edge Neighbourhood Group for their generous support in helping us to cover the cost of printing and distributing the guide.

Upcoming Events

Thursday 20th April – 7.30pm
General Meeting

Calling all volunteers, members and would-be members! You are invited to our next General Meeting on Thursday 20th April, 7.30pm at the Samuel Worth Chapel in the heart of the Sheffield General Cemetery (see map below)

This is a great opportunity to meet with volunteers, Trustees, staff and other members and to hear what we have been up to, and what we have planned especially as the Samuel Worth Chapel is now open for bookings.

If you’d like to attend please let us know via sgct@gencem.org or phone on 0114 2683486.

Saturday 6th May – 10.00am
Morning Song

RSPB-led walk to see and hear the Cemetery’s bird life. NOTE – this event starts at the Anglican Chapel, Cemetery Road – SK 34282 85870.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Sunday 7th May – 2.00pm
Historical Tour

Discover the history of the Cemetery and learn about some of its residents on this guided walk.
If turnout if high we will put on another walk at 2.15pm.

This event starts at The Gatehouse, Cemetery Avenue, Sheffield S11 8NT

Sunday 21st May – 2.00pm
Sudden Death – Mania and Mayhem!

This year’s theme – SENSATIONAL STORIES! Hear tragic and sensational stories of love, despair, strange behaviour, suicide and murder of some of the General Cemetery’s residents on this special guided walk.

This event starts at The Gatehouse, Cemetery Avenue, Sheffield S11 8NT

Friday 16th June – 9.00am to 11.00am
Moths for Breakfast!

New event for 2016! Hawk Moth Special! At 9am Come and see the results of the night’s moth trappings.
For families and children from 10am, take part in wing inspired crafts!
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

This event starts at The Gatehouse, Cemetery Avenue, Sheffield S11 8NT

Sunday 4th June – 2.00pm
Historical Tour

Discover the history of the Cemetery and learn about some of its residents on this guided walk.
If turnout if high we will put on another walk at 2.15pm.

This event starts at The Gatehouse, Cemetery Avenue, Sheffield S11 8NT

Sunday 2nd July – 2.00pm
Historical Tour

Discover the history of the Cemetery and learn about some of its residents on this guided walk.
If turnout if high we will put on another walk at 2.15pm.

This event starts at The Gatehouse, Cemetery Avenue, Sheffield S11 8NT

Saturday 15th July – 10.00am to 12.00pm
Bug Hunting

Discover the Cemetery’s wonderful bugs lurking amongst the grave-stones, vegetation and dead wood. Microscopes and nets will be provided.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

This event starts at The Gatehouse, Cemetery Avenue, Sheffield S11 8NT

Sunday 6th August – 2.00pm
Historical Tour

Discover the history of the Cemetery and learn about some of its residents on this guided walk.
If turnout if high we will put on another walk at 2.15pm.

This event starts at The Gatehouse, Cemetery Avenue, Sheffield S11 8NT

August – Time and date to be confirmed –
Woodcraft Wonders

Learn woodcraft skills in the Cemetery’s woodland outdoor classroom – perfect for children and families.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

This event starts at The Gatehouse, Cemetery Avenue, Sheffield S11 8NT

Sunday 3rd September – 2.00pm
Historical Tour

Discover the history of the Cemetery and learn about some of its residents on this guided walk.
If turnout if high we will put on another walk at 2.15pm.

This event starts at The Gatehouse, Cemetery Avenue, Sheffield S11 8NT

Sunday 10th September – 12.00 to 4.00pm
Heritage Open Day

Enjoy an afternoon of guided walks featuring the Cemetery’s fascinating history and geology.
There will visits to the restored Victorian Grade II* listed Nonconformist Chapel, plus craft activities for accompanied children
and a “Nature and History” trail so you can explore the Cemetery at your own pace. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

This event starts at The Gatehouse, Cemetery Avenue, Sheffield S11 8NT

Friday 15th September – 6.30 to 8.30pm
Bats in the Belfry

Join us for an evening of bat crafts for families and children and bat detecting for all.
6.30 to 7.30pm – Bat crafts
7.30 to 8.30pm – Bat detecting
8.30pm – Free light Refreshments
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

This event starts at The Gatehouse, Cemetery Avenue, Sheffield S11 8NT

Sunday 1st October – 2.00pm
Historical Tour

Discover the history of the Cemetery and learn about some of its residents on this guided walk.
If turnout if high we will put on another walk at 2.15pm.

This event starts at The Gatehouse, Cemetery Avenue, Sheffield S11 8NT

Sunday 22nd October – 11.00am
Mushrooms & Toadstools

Ecologist Ziggy and fungi expert Steve Clements will be leading you on a voyage of discovery as the Cemetery reveals an amazing display of fungi.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

This event starts at The Gatehouse, Cemetery Avenue, Sheffield S11 8NT

Tuesday 31st October – 4.00 to 6.00pm
Freaky Fun for Hallow’d Eve

Join in with making Halloween lanterns, wands and masks at the Gatehouse. A fun event for children and families.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

This event starts at The Gatehouse, Cemetery Avenue, Sheffield S11 8NT

Sunday 5th November – 2.00pm
Historical Tour

Discover the history of the Cemetery and learn about some of its residents on this guided walk.
If turnout if high we will put on another walk at 2.15pm.

This event starts at The Gatehouse, Cemetery Avenue, Sheffield S11 8NT

Sunday 12th November – 10.30am
Killed in Action

Remembrance Sunday tour featuring a two minute silence in recognition of the millions who died and were wounded during World Wars I & II and in recent conflicts.

This event starts at The Gatehouse, Cemetery Avenue, Sheffield S11 8NT

From 11am to 3pm the newly opened Samuel Worth Chapel (previously known as the Nonconformist Chapel) will be open for a free exhibition on the lives of the men of The Great War who are buried and commemorated at the Cemetery.

Thursday 16th November – 7.30pm
Annual General Meeting

Meet with members and volunteers of the Trust to find out what we’ve been up to this year and what’s in store for 2018.

Venue to be confirmed.

Sunday 26th November – 10.30am to 3.00pm
New for 2017 – Victorian Christmas Market

Enjoy the Spirit of Christmas Past with stalls, seasonal food and music at the Samuel Worth Chapel. More details to follow here and on our Facebook page.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Sunday 3rd December – 2.00pm
Historical Tour

Discover the history of the Cemetery and learn about some of its residents on this guided walk.
If turnout if high we will put on another walk at 2.15pm.

This event starts at The Gatehouse, Cemetery Avenue, Sheffield S11 8NT