What’s on

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.

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Interested at Performing at The Chapel?

We love to hear from interesting artists, event organisers and promoters who would like to perform at The Samuel Worth Chapel. To discuss your ideas, please email [email protected] 

For more information and to take a look at the events we have held at The Samuel Worth Chapel, click here.

  • Cancelled

    Club Night, Music

    Sinners & Saints with Graham Wright

    Sat, 15 June 2024 8.30pm -1am

    ***This event has been cancelled. If you have bought tickets you will be refunded.*** Sinners & Saints with Graham Wright...

  • Family Event, Food Event, Music, Performance

    Summer Barbecue at The Samuel Worth Chapel

    Sun, 16 June 2024 - Sun, 21 July 2024 1.00pm - 4.00pm

    Join us this June and July  for summer barbecues by Chef’s Counter and an amazing line up of live music....

  • Food Event

    Chef’s Counter – Malaysian Night at The Samuel Worth Chapel

    Thu, 20 June 2024 6.30pm - 9pm

    Sheffield General Cemetery Trust are excited to welcome Chef’s Counter back to The Samuel Worth Chapel. For June we have the...

  • Music, Performance

    Cemetery Sessions with Tom Pickles

    Sat, 29 June 2024 8pm - 10.30pm

    Tom Pickles Saturday 29th June 8.00pm – 10.30pm Genre-bending cellist and songwriter Tom Pickles returns to the Samuel Worth Chapel...

  • Guided walk, Nature

    Cemetery Plants Tour

    Sun, 7 July 2024 11am - 12.45pm

    Cemetery Plants Tour Sunday 7th July 2024 11:00am – 12:45pm Tour starts at the Gatehouse, Cemetery Avenue, Sheffield, S11 8NT and...

  • Guided walk, History & Heritage

    July History Tours

    Sun, 7 July 2024 1.00pm, 1.30pm & 2.00pm

    Have you ever wanted to learn more about Sheffield’s history? Why not start with a fascinating glimpse into Sheffield’s Victorian...

  • Workshop

    May Death Cafe with Penny Merrett

    Sun, 7 July 2024 2pm - 3.30pm

    End of Life Doula, Penny Merrett will be hosting our July Death Cafe, here at The Samuel Worth Chapel, Sheffield...

  • Club Night, Music

    RIP IT UP!

    Fri, 19 July 2024 8.30pm - 1am

    DJs Joe and Harry J present a night of not so dark 80’s, post punk, new wave and synth pop...

  • Comedy, Family Event, Kids Event!, Workshop

    under the tree we made – a story with John Hegley

    Sat, 20 July 2024 2pm

    under the tree we made – a story – John Hegley We are so pleased to be hosting another creative...

  • Nature

    Tree Walk at Sheffield General Cemetery

    Sun, 28 July 2024 3-4.30pm

    Tree walk at Sheffield General Cemetery Come join Fran Halsall as she explores our historic landscape planted with unusual trees...

  • History & Heritage, Self Guided Walk

    Global Connections Self Guided Trail

    Sat, 7 September 2024 - Sun, 15 September 2024 Always Open

    A self guided trail around Sheffield General Cemetery about people who came from all over the world and found work...

  • Nature, Self Guided Walk

    Diverse Habitats Self Guided Trail

    Sat, 7 September 2024 - Sun, 15 September 2024 Always Open

    Learn about the cemetery’s diverse habitats and the species that make the cemetery their home. The cemetery is connected to...

  • Exhibition, History & Heritage

    Global Connections Exhibition at The Samuel Worth Chapel

    Sat, 7 September 2024 - Sun, 15 September 2024 10am - 4pm

    A exhibition of fascinating stories of people from all over the world who came to Sheffield and are buried in...

  • Guided walk, Nature

    Diverse Habitats Tour with Botanist Gerry Firkins

    Sat, 7 September 2024 - Sun, 8 September 2024 11am

    This years theme for HODS is Global Connections. This walking tour led by Botanist, Gerry Firkins will guide you around...

  • Family Event, FREE!, Guided walk, History & Heritage, Kids Event!

    Kid’s Global Connections Tour of Sheffield General Cemetery

    Sat, 7 September 2024 2pm

    A guided tour for children ages 8- 16  around Sheffield General Cemetery about people who came from all over the...

  • Exhibition, FREE!, History & Heritage

    Burial Research Team Open Day

    Thu, 12 September 2024 10am - 4pm

    Heritage Open Days 2024 – Global Connections at Sheffield General Cemetery Come and meet the team of Burial Research volunteers...

  • Performance

    Dead Men Tell Tales – John Lindley

    Wed, 18 September 2024 Doors 7pm

    As part of The Nether Edge Festival we present – Dead Men Tell Tales – John Lindley In a self-written...

  • Music, Performance

    Folk at the Chapel present – Harp & a Monkey

    Thu, 19 September 2024 Doors 7pm Performance 7.30pm

    As part of The Nether Edge Festival folk at the chapel present – Harp & a Monkey Harp & a Monkey...

  • Workshop

    Death Cafe With Penny Merrett

    Sun, 29 September 2024 2pm - 3.30pm

    End of Life Doula, Penny Merrett will be hosting our September Death Cafe, here at The Samuel Worth Chapel, Sheffield...

  • Music, Performance

    Barefoot & Fly plus Support

    Fri, 11 October 2024 Doors 7pm - Performance 7.30pm

    Fundraiser for Sheffield General Cemetery featuring Barefoot & Fly plus support Charlotte Ridsdale at The Samuel worth Chapel Barefoot &...

  • Comedy, Performance

    Cabaret Boom Boom at The Cemetery

    Sat, 12 October 2024 8pm - 11.30pm

    Sheffield General Cemetery Trust are excited to welcome Cabaret Boom Boom back to The Samuel Worth Chapel. Sheffield’s Finest and longest...

  • Music, Performance

    Folk at The Chapel Presents Hannah Scott

    Sat, 19 October 2024 Doors 7.30pm - Performance 8pm

    The best stories elicit profound personal reactions and in the 15 years she has been writing and performing, Hannah Scott...

  • Nature

    Tree Walk at Sheffield General Cemetery

    Sun, 20 October 2024 2-3.30pm

    Tree walk at Sheffield General Cemetery Come join Fran Halsall as she explores our historic landscape planted with unusual trees...

  • Music, Performance

    Jim Causley and Miranda Sykes Present… GHOSTS, WEREWOLVES AND COUNTRYFOLK – THE SONGS AND STORIES OF

    Sun, 3 November 2024 Doors 7pm - Performance 7.30pm

    Six-time BBC Folk Award nominee Jim Causley and Miranda Sykes of Award-winning Show of Hands and Daphne’s Flight, join John...

  • Music, Performance

    Jazz At The Chapel Presents Blue Seven Jazz

    Sat, 9 November 2024 8pm

    Jazz at The Chapel present Blue Seven Jazz Blue Seven are a Sheffield based jazz quartet, who perform regularly with...

  • Music, Performance

    Steel City Clerks Fundraising Concert

    Thu, 21 November 2024 7pm - 8.45pm

    Steel City Clerks Fundraising Concert. The Steel City Clerks are the adult singers of the Steel City Choristers – an...

  • Music, Performance

    Martin Stephenson plus Michelle Laverick

    Thu, 5 December 2024 Doors 7.30pm - Performance 8pm

    MARTIN STEPHENSON – QUITE A STORY TO TELL Inspired by early Cure and the Brighton scene, Martin began his career...