The Trust hosts around 50 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 £5 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.
The fully accessible Samuel Worth Chapel has a fully licensced cafe selling local beers, wine, spirits, soft drinks and hot drinks. Our cafe/ bar is open for most events we hold. We accept card payments and all bar proceeds go towards the work of Sheffield General Cemetery Trust.
Sweet Remembrance at Weston Park Museum
Tue, 28 March 2023 - Fri, 9 June 2023 10am - 4pm
A previously unresearched thread of Sheffield’s history has been unearthed by a group of passionate volunteers at Sheffield General Cemetery,...
Celebrating Robert Marnock
Thu, 1 June 2023 - Fri, 30 June 2023
Sheffield Botanical Gardens are leading a celebration of landscape designer Robert Marnock through June 2023. Robert Marnock designed Sheffield Botanical...
National Cemeteries Week – Then & Now Exhibition
Sat, 3 June 2023 - Sun, 11 June 2023 11am - 4pm
‘The Grounds, it is almost needless to remark, increase annually in their attractive features, as if art and nature were...
Drawing the Cemetery with Jane Horton
Tue, 6 June 2023 11am - 1pm
Drawing the Cemetery with Jane Horton Join artist, illustrator and founder of Friends of The General Cemetery, Jane Horton for...
Sweet Remembrance Tour
Fri, 9 June 2023 2pm - 3pm
*** This event has been cancelled *** Join ‘Sweet Remembrance’ author and SGCT volunteer Andrew Littlewood on a walking tour of...
Meet the Authors
Sun, 11 June 2023 1pm - 4pm
Meet the Authors Sunday 11th June 2023 1pm – 4pm Discover some of Sheffield General Cemetery’s newest publications at the...
Dead Film Society #01 – Phantasm (1979)
Thu, 15 June 2023 8pm (door 7.30pm)
If this one doesn’t scare you, you’re already dead! 📆 15.6.23 – 20:00 (doors 7.30) 🎟️ Ticket £8.50 What better...
Sharrow Festival Fringe – Cold Bones, Silk & Custard
Fri, 23 June 2023 Doors open at 7.30pm
Sharrow Festival Fringe at The Samuel Worth Chapel Featuring Cold Bones, Silk & Custard £6.00 plus booking fee. All tickets...
Sharrow Festival Fringe – Chrystine Moon and Liana Condor
Sat, 24 June 2023 Doors open at 7.3pm
Sharrow Festival Fringe at The Samuel Worth Chapel Chrystine Moon, Liana Condor £6.00 plus booking fee. All tickets sold online...
Into The Trees
Fri, 7 July 2023 8.30pm
INTO THE TREES Fri 7 Jul 2023, 8:30pm DJs Joe and Harry J present a night of dark 80’s, post...
Chef’s Counter – Persian Street Food at The Samuel Worth Chapel
Thu, 20 July 2023 6pm - 9pm
Sheffield General Cemetery Trust are excited to welcome Chefs Counter to The Samuel Worth Chapel. Chef’s Counter is a social...
Sinners & Saints with Graham Wright
Sat, 29 July 2023 8.30pm -1am
Sinners & Saints with Graham Wright Saturday 29th July 8.30pm – 1am SINNERS AND SAINTS Music from the 1950s and...
End of Restoration – Community Celebration!
Sat, 12 August 2023
Save the date and join us to celebrate the end of the Sheffield City Council Parks for People Project here...
Heritage Open Days at Sheffield General Cemetery
Sat, 16 September 2023 - Sun, 17 September 2023 10am - 4pm
Save the date! The theme for Heritage Open Days 2023 is ‘Creativity Unwrapped’ ‘We want to celebrate the stories and...