We are responsible for fourteen cemeteries and twelve closed churchyards within the borough.
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.
Rosehill Crematorium has reopened following a change in the law by the Government today (Wednesday 22 April). People can visit the cemetery to pay their respects to a family or friend, observing physical distancing at all times, so it is safe for everyone visiting. The changes do not affect the existing arrangements for the crematorium itself, which must remain closed other than for funerals.
Some key points to remember when attending funerals:
- The number of mourners in attendance is limited to 10 so a safe distance of at least 2 metres (6 ft) can be maintained between individuals
- 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 (COVID-19), typically with a new continuous cough or a high temperature, 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.
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, Conisbrough and Mexborough cemeteries have chapels within the grounds. Each chapel seats approximately 80 people with further limited standing room.
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 under control at all times and not allowed to go onto memorials or graves. Dog fouling laws apply, so please pick up your dog's mess.
- 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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