Bereavement Services have a limited out of hours weekend cover for burial services within Rose Hill Cemetery, Cantley, Doncaster. 

Contact details for Weekend/Bank Holiday

A burial certificate must be issued by Doncaster Register Office before the burial can take place.

The burial certificate can be obtained between 10am to 12 noon on weekends and Bank Holidays on production of the Medical Certificate Cause of Death certificate issued by the Doctor to arrange for the burial certificate to be issued and collected, please call the Weekend Duty Registrar on 07977 069004.   

Out of Hours Burials – Rose Hill

For out of hours Muslim burials at Rose Hill, Families are advised to contact either of the two Doncaster Mosques.   


For the purpose of the out of hours service both Adult and Child Graves are vaulted, with three foot of soil above the vault.  One vault will always be available for immediate use.  If the vaults are used over the weekend, these will be replaced during the following week ready for the following weekend.  

Listed below is information relating to requirements from City of Doncaster Council in relation to conducting a burial Service in the absence of Staff.

  • Complying with Statutory /legal requirements - Green/White certificate must be obtained prior to burial and a picture of the nameplate either on the coffin or shroud whilst on put logs (bearers that the coffin sits on).
  • Be responsible for your own Health and Safety and for those attending (attached is some guidance of officiating and backfilling the vault)
  • On Site supervision of the burial, backfilling, cortege and attendees
  • Being respectful of the public whilst in the cemetery
  • Security of locking gates (when they are in place)
  • Parking of Vehicles
  • Reporting incidents that may occur on the next working day.

The shovels, lowering straps and put logs will be kept within the vault and removed prior to the burial.

The cortège will enter the cemetery through the entrance off Ascot Avenue, Cantley, Doncaster, which leads into the cemetery. The cortege will drive straight ahead towards the chapel, once at the chapel turn left and follow the driveway round until you reach the grave section. Once the burial has taken place, please ensure the area is left neat and tidy and that the spades, lowering straps and put logs are put into the spare vault.  If all 3 vaults have been used  please place the equipment in one of the raised stage, which are to the side of the vaults.



Last updated: 16 November 2023 09:25:48