Fulford Cemetery is owned and maintained by Fulford Parish Council. It is the main burial site for the City of York and is open to people of all faiths and from any area. It is a 28 acre open-plan lawned cemetery, maintained to a very high standard with a new section opening soon to include a new plot for Fulford residents. The site is bordered by trees and characterized by an open, carefully maintained layout. Graves are dug by hand.
There is an area for Muslim burials, a separate area for children and facilities for the burial of cremated remains. There is a large military section which together with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission is maintained to a very high standard and contains the graves of military personnel who lost their lives whilst serving in World War I & II.
The site has recently been extended thus enabling Fulford Cemetery to serve the community for many decades to come. Included within the new site is a natural burial ground which offers an environmentally friendly alternative to the traditional burial. Please contact the cemetery for more details.
Day to day management of the Cemetery is in the hands of the Superintendent, Mr Stuart McCabe who is assisted by a part-time administrative assistant and a team of five full time groundsmen. The Parish Council is pleased to offer a friendly and accessible service to everyone and its Staff are always ready and willing to help visitors to the Cemetery.
Comments made by visitors to the Cemetery
“Having visited graveyards and cemeteries over the last 40 years in the UK, Europe and overseas, we would rate this site amongst the most splendidly well kept cemeteries we have seen anywhere”
“Without a doubt this must rank as the Top of the Top kept Cemetery. It is a great credit to all of the Staff”
Summer: April to September 8.00am to 8:00pm
Winter: October to March 8:00am to 5:00pm