Events - for further details please see the Activity Update page

OPEN AFTERNOONS - 

Sundays 2 - 5pm:     8th August, 9th September, 14th October, 11th November  and  9th December 2018.  

Drop in to say hello.  Meet volunteers working to create a peaceful wildlife haven in the midst of industrial Attercliffe. This beautiful sanctuary will whisk you back into a forgotten era while the stories of those buried there will bring alive this once vibrant community.  

Visit the grave of Anti-Slavery Campaigner Mary Anne Rawson and the Read family of Wincobank Hall who were involved in many social campaigns to improve the life of the poor and oppressed through the world.Find out about some of the other members of the Zion  congregation buried during the 19th century. 

Visitors and relatives of those buried at Zion are welcome to come and have a look around and talk to volunteers about the history of the graveyard.  Help us piece together the story of Zion Church community. There will be art activities for children and those children bringing a CU Passport will receive CU learning Credits if they bring their Passport to Learning as part of Sheffield Children's University programme.

HERITAGE  OPEN DAY: Sunday 9th September 2018  2 - 5pm Guided Tours on the hour (2pm, 3pm, 4pm) explaining the history of Zion Congregational Church site, its rediscovery and the stories of some of those buried there.

 DROP-IN WORK AFTERNOONS

Wednesday 1 - 5pm:  11th July, 14th August, 12th September, 10th October, 14th November, 12th December

Zion Graveyard had been locked up for 20 years and although it has been cleared to give access to the graves it remains a very special wildlife sanctuary with of unique biodiversity of.  We are working with Wildscapes ( Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust), to develop a management plan which will help us preserve a sensitive balance. We welcome volunteer gardeners to help out for a few hours once a month in following this carefully devised plan.

ORAL HISTORY PROJECT  Do you have a story to tell or memories to share about Zion Congregational Church or the Graveyard?  We will be making recordings so that future generations will understand this important place.  Please get in touch through this website with contact details if you are able to meet our interviewers or if you live further away send your story in writing and we may be able to include extracts in newsletters or booklets.








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