Events

OPEN AFTERNOONS - 

Sundays 2 - 5pm:    13th May, 10th June, 8th August, 9th September, 14th October, 11th November  and  9th December.  

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 Chapel 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.  


DROP-IN WORK AFTERNOONS -The Second Wednesday of the month throughout 2018:

Wednesday 1 - 5pm:  9th May

We plan to finish painting the fence and start preparing the soil at the bottom of the fence for plants to screen it.  Paint brushes etc will be provided, but please bring hand trowels and forks. South Yorkshire Wildlife Trust have given us a list of suitable plants and keen gardeners may have some spares to donate.

The list of plants is: 

Chaenomeles x superba - Flowering quince,  Clematis tangutica - Bell-shaped clematis, Humulus lupulus - Hop, Jasminum nudiflorum- Winter jasmine, Lonicera periclymenum - Honeysuckle (native variety),  Roses - Rosa ‘Frances E Lester’,cultivated roses - ‘Altissimo’Rosa Moschata, Pyracantha - Firethorn, Hamamelis - Witch hazel, Sorbus aucuparia - Rowan, Hedera - Ivy: Goldheart & White Wonder

Future working Days: 13th June, 11th July, 8th August, 12th September, 10th October, 7th November, 12th December.


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.


VICTORIAN CEMETERIES - Thursday 24th May 2018 at Upper Wincobank Chapel S5 6BB - an illustrated talk by Mike Higginbottom of Interesting Times in aid of Friends of Zion Graveyard.  Download information here:Victorian Cemeteries FoZGA poster v2.pdf   £5 admission includes hot drinks and home made cakes. 

For further information please phone 07980 143776







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