Fulford Cemetery

Fulford Cemetery

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 including a plot for Fulford residents. The site is bordered by trees and characterised by an open, carefully maintained layout.

There are separate areas for Muslim and Jewish faiths, 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 been extended thus enabling Fulford Cemetery to serve the community for many decades to come. Included within the extended 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 team of four 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”

REVISED CEMETERY GROUNDS Opening Hours During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Open to visitors - Monday to Friday 12.30pm to 8:00pm in Summer (1st April to 30th September)

Open to visitors - Weekends & Bank Holidays 8:00am - 8:00pm in Summer (1st April to 30th September)

Open to visitors - Monday to Friday 12:30pm to 5:00pm in Winter (1st October to 31st March)

Open to visitors - Weekends & Bank Holidays 8:00am - 5:00pm in Winter (1st October to 31st March)

From 21st June 2021 Fulford Cemetery Opening Hours for visitors will revert to usual Summer Opening Hours:

  • Summer (1st April to 30th September) -8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Winter (1st October to 31st March) -8:00am - 5:00pm


In the event of a funeral, other visitors are requested to maintain an additional respectful distance from funeral attendees and Cemetery staff.

Please note that the only vehicles currently permitted within the Cemetery Grounds (outside of pre-booked appointments for Blue Badge Holders), are Funeral Directors' hearses in the course of a funeral or Stonemason's work vehicles in the course of essential stonemason works.

Pre-Booked Appointments for vehicles are available for Blue Badge Holders by calling or emailing the Cemetery Superintendent at least one day in advance. There are two appointments available per weekday, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

During the current pandemic, visitors are reminded that social gatherings are not permitted and there will be an increased Police presence in the area for the time being.

Enquiries to Fulford Cemetery Office should not be made in person if at all possible but should be made by email to cemetery@fulfordpc.org.uk or by telephone to 01904 633151 during the following hours:

Email/Telephone Contact - Monday to Thursday 8am to 4.30pm

Email/Telephone Contact - Friday 8am to 4pm

FULFORD CEMETERY OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED BETWEEN 22ND FEBRUARY AND 1ST MARCH 2021 - Any enquiries during this time should be made to the Clerk of the Parish Council on clerk@fulfordpc.org.uk

N.B. The Cemetery Office is closed at weekends and bank holidays (it is also closed the day following the Whitsun bank holiday and the August bank holiday)

If, for any reason, entry into the Cemetery Office cannot be avoided by contacting the office by phone or email, please knock and wait to be admitted. Face coverings must be worn at all times by anyone requiring access to the office, hand sanitiser must be used on entry and social distancing from Cemetery employees must be maintained.

The full revisions to Covid 19 Fulford Cemetery Burial Services and Regulations can be accessed by clicking the links below: