Members are invited to publicise special events on this page, and details of any regularly occuring events on their own member’s page. Events by non-members regarding cemetery conservation and heritage subjects may be publicised here at the discretion of the Secretary. We do not accept commercial advertising.

CfGA Webinars - Spring 2023

The popular Zoom webinars arranged by Caring for God’s Acre’s burial ground project are returning with a range of intriguing subjects: The Final Journey: Nicolas Wheatley on the use of trains in funeral transport (Tuesday, 28th March); Mike Slater on the Conservation of Butterflies in Burial Grounds (Wednesday, 19th April); Clare Flynn from the Bumblebee Conservation Trust (Tuesday, 9th May tbc); and CfGA Director Harriet Carty, prior to the promotion of a project during Love Your Burial Ground Week, explains how to keep a biological record of your cemetery and its uses. Full details from:

NFCF National Cemeteries Week 2023

Please note the date for this event is the 3rd to 11th June. This year the NFCF is aligning the event with the conservation charity Caring for God’s Acre’s Love Your Burial Ground Week with Churches Count on Nature 2023 (link). Non-members are welcome to take part and be on the NFCF events list. Contact Emer Seamark at

NFCF Annual General Meeting 2023

The Friends Of Brompton Cemetery, London, will host the NFCF AGM on Saturday, 10th June. Details will be sent by email in due course.

Please Note

Weather, health and safety concerns and other issues may cause events to be postponed or cancelled and you are advised to contact the local group to confirm any detail nearer to the event. Please note that any guidance on health and safety should be followed and in some cases the ground may be wet, muddy and/or uneven and stout footwear and suitable clothing is essential for outdoor events such as walks. Many cemeteries were laid out in Victorian times and access may be restricted in parts for safety reasons. The closeness in the grave plots, vandalism and undergrowth may make access difficult for persons with mobility or sight problems. Cemetery managers and voluntary groups of Friends may in some cases be able to advise if there are any local facilities to assist disabled visitors such as an individual to guide a visitor (and their escort or helper) but this is best arranged prior to the proposed visit. Some cemeteries ban dogs, others may permit dogs on a lead and if you propose to take a dog please check first with either the cemetery manager or the local friends group.