Cemeteries and crematorium

We are responsible for fourteen cemeteries and twelve closed churchyards within the borough.

Coronavirus update

Following further government guidance we have now reopened all of our cemeteries and graveyards. Families can now once again visit to pay their respects and lay flowers to their loved ones.

Funeral information

Some key points to remember when attending funerals:

  • The number of mourners in attendance in the crematorium Chapel is limited to 25 (15 in the Cemetery Chapel) so a safe distance of 1m plus  can be maintained between individuals
  • The governments rule for graveside services at burials is a maximum of 30, and for ashes internments our limit is 6 
  • The Government stipulated that FACE MASKS should be worn in cemetery and crematorium chapels.  Please help keep yourself and others safe by wearing them whenever possible.
  • The size and circumstance of the venue will determine the maximum number that can be accommodated whilst also facilitating social distancing, but numbers should be minimised as far as possible.
  • Alongside the Funeral Director, Chapel Attendant, and funeral staff, the only mourners that should attend are members of the person’s household, close family members or if the above are unable to attend, close friends
  • A celebrant can attend should the bereaved request this
  • The guidance also allows for mourners to attend even if they are self-isolating due to a possible case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in their household, or if they are extremely clinically vulnerable.

Anyone who is showing symptoms of Coronavirus, has recently tested positive, or has been told to self isolate, should not attend the funeral due to the risk that they pose to others.

Remote participation should be considered for services at Rose Hill Crematorium where live web streaming is available and is free of charge.

The guidance also states that to ensure organisations managing funerals are able to cope with the increased number of deaths, it is important that funerals are not delayed. We understand how difficult this will be for the families and friends of lost loved ones, however the current guidance will be in place for the foreseeable future for the safety of the public.

Bereavement services 

The early days and months following a bereavement can be a particularly difficult and stressful time. For many a memorial is very important when trying to come to terms with the loss of someone much loved.


Rose Hill and Mexbrough cemeteries have chapels within the grounds. Each chapel seats approximately 80 people with further limited standing room.

Public conveniences

Available during office opening hours (09:00 - 17:00) at Rose Hill and during services upon request at Mexborough.


Car parking is available at some of our cemeteries and where vehicular access is possible we allow driving into the grounds for people with mobility issues provided speed limits are observed.  Care should also be is taken avoid obstructing access for other users, especially funeral cortages, and to maintain the appearance, dignity and respect of our grounds we would also ask drivers to not drive or park on or very close to graves or memorials.

For safety purposes the speed limit within all cemeteries is 10mph.


Children under 12-years-old are only allowed in the cemetery and crematorium grounds when accompanied by, and under the care of, a responsible adult.


Dogs are welcome in the cemeteries as long as they are kept on a lead and not allowed to go onto memorials or graves. Dog fouling laws apply, so please pick up your dog's mess.


Access: Our cemeteries are not locked which allows people to visit at their convenience.  However, we would not expect, and do not encourage people to visit during the hours of darkness.

  • Rose Hill Cemetery, Ascot Avenue, Cantley, Doncaster, DN4 6HE 
  • Rose Hill Crematorium, Cantley Lane, Cantley, Doncaster, DN4 6NE
  • Arksey, Station Road, Arksey, Doncaster, DN5 0SD 
  • Arksey Old, Station Road, Arksey, Doncaster, DN5 0SD 
  • Askern, Campsall Road, Askern, Doncaster, DN6 0BZ 
  • Campsall, Ryecroft Road, Campsall, Doncaster, DN6 9DW 
  • Conisbrough, Sheffield Road, Conisbrough, Nr Doncaster, DN12 2AU 
  • Denaby, Tickhill Square, Denaby, Doncaster, DN12 4AW 
  • Doncaster Old*, Carr Lane, Doncaster, DN4 5AA 
  • Mexborough, Cemetery Road, Mexborough, Doncaster, S64 9PN 
  • Redhouse, Redhouse Lane, Adwick-Le-Street, Doncaster, DN6 7EA 
  • Rossington, Wadworth Lane, Rossington, Doncaster, DN11 0LA 
  • Warmsworth, Guest Lane, Warmsworth, Doncaster, DN4 9NX 
  • Windmill Balk, Windmill Balk Lane, Woodlands, Doncaster, DN6 7SE

*Doncaster Old Cemetery is for re-opened graves only. For further information about Doncaster Old Cemetery please visit the Friends of Hyde Park website.

Closed churchyard locations

  • St Nicholas, King Street, Thorne
  • Christ Church, Thorne Road, Doncaster
  • St Michaels, Sheep Bridge Lane, Rossington
  • St Mary's, New Road, Tickhill
  • St Nicholas, Doncaster Road & Church Street, Bawtry
  • St Leonard and St Mary's Parish Church, Church Street, Armthorpe
  • St Peter's, Barnburgh
  • Church Lane, Askern
  • All Saints Churchyard, Owston
  • St Peters Church Street Conisbrough 
  • All Saints Church Lane Arksey
  • St Johns the Baptist, Church Street Mexborough


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Last updated: 22 October 2020 16:13:08