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.

National Cemeteries Week, 11th to 19th May 2019

Cemetery Friends from across the country will be holding events and activities during 11th to 19th May 2019. Details will be shown on the web site in advance of National Cemeteries Week. For further information or registration please contact Emer Seamark at

National Federation of Cemetery Friends AGM, Saturday 8th June 2019

Hosted by the Friends of Lister Lane Cemetery, Halifax. Details will be sent to members 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.