Thank you - for helping save the graves of old Attercliffe !

Thanks to the generosity of our supporters and to a Big Lottery Sharing Heritage Grant, Friends of Zion Graveyard Attercliffe have been able to purchase the disused burial ground of Zion Congregational Church and save it as a historic and natural heritage site for the benefit of generations to come.

At present, due to previous vandalism and fly-tipping, Zion Graveyard Attercliffe, Zion Lane / Lawrence Street S9 3RG is open only for specified events.The entrance is through a small gate behind the old Riley's Shop (now Sheffield Tooling).  For Sunday events we are now also able to open the entrance from Ferguson Street which provides level access.  

Please note this is not the large Attercliffe Cemetery, but it is nearby.  If you can see it from the road it is the wrong one! It is behind a new car sales site beside Auto Start repairs (the old Zion Sabbath School).

We are also organising a full programme of activities to include    

  •  Environment & Gardening group - caring for the graveyard and nurturing the wildlife. We are working to a comprehensive Habitat Management plan produced by Julie Riley of Wildscapes that will ensure access to the memorials whilst preserving the rich biodiversity of the site which had developed over twenty years of undisturbed isolation. The full report can be accessed here:0685.17 Zion Graveyard Habitat Management Plan (Draft) complete (2).pdf  this gives guidance on native species suitable for this site.
  • Zion Attercliffe Oral History Project -  to collect and record the memories of people who lived in this vibrant community.  
  • Anti-Slavery Past & Present - fund-raising and supporting survivors of modern-day slavery through Sheffield's ground-breaking Snowdrop Project  We are delighted that the Snowdrop Garden Party on 14th July 2018, organised jointly by ourselves and Upper Wincobank Chapel raised £310.  For more about the Wincobank Attercliffe connection which led to the re-discovery of Zion Graveyard, read the HLF All Our Stories project blog
  • History Research investigating the historical records of  Zion church and those buried in the graveyard. The list of graves so far discovered can be downloaded here ZION CHAPEL memorials & notes - 2017.05.22.pdf  Please contact us if you believe you are related to anyone on the list.

Further content will be uploaded to this site over the next few weeks.  

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We did it!
Click here to see a short film of our first year Zion - The Forgotten Graveyard.  The change is amazing...

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