Become one with nature and choose an eco-friendly alternative

Natural burial grounds are special places for remembrance that family and friends are free to roam, and are great assets to the environment

If you want your passing, or that of a loved one, to bring some benefit to the environment, then natural burial is a great choice. Natural burial grounds have a much less manicured appearance than traditional cemeteries as they are managed to encourage wildlife.

Peace Funerals introduced natural burial to South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire when they created the South Yorkshire Woodland Burial Ground (on the Rotherham/Sheffield border) and the Golden Valley Woodland Burial Ground (near Alfreton) nearly 25 years ago. We have more experience of providing natural burial services than any other funeral director in the region.

There are now a number of other places in the region where you can have a natural burial and these include sections within Hope Cemetery and Wisewood Cemetery, and a dedicated natural burial ground in Stannington. Allow us to help you with your funeral arrangements whichever you choose.

  • Fully adaptable to your needs
  • Dedicated point of contact
  • Advice at every step
  • Transparency throughout
  • Suitable for people of all faiths and those of none
  • Helpful and supportive team
  • Family run & independent
  • All professional fees included
  • Located in both North and South Sheffield
  • Covering South Yorkshire & North Derbyshire
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What's Included?

This package contains everything that’s needed for a dignified and fitting burial. Additional extras can be included to make the day extra special.

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  • Beautiful Willow Coffin

  • Dedicated single point of contact throughout the process

  • Hearse and one Limousine leaving from family address

  • Help with paperwork, doctors, coroners & registry office

  • Interment (gravedigging)

  • Minister/Celebrant Fees

  • Viewings During Normal Working Hours

  • Washing and Dressing of your loved one (if required)

Add extras or take things away

All of our funerals can be customised to suit indiviual requirements. Download our price list to view a complete list of customisation options.

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Natural Burial Grounds we cover

We can arrange a natural burial for you anywhere in Sheffield and the surrounding area

Natural Burial Grounds in the area

The nearest natural burial grounds are at Ulley (on the border of Sheffield and Rotherham, run by Peace Funerals); Wisewood (within Wisewood Cemetery, run by Sheffield City Council); Hope (within Hope Cemetery, run by High Peak Borough Council); and Bradfield View Woodland Burial Ground, Stannington (privately operated). A new burial ground is scheduled to be opened within the next 18 months at Apperknowle, a village to south of Sheffield, not far from Dronfield. This will be run by Peace Funerals. For more specific information about the three natural burial grounds run by Peace Funerals please visit: https://www.peacenaturalburials.co.uk/

‘What have families said about Peace funerals?’

Natalie Hurst

Independent Review, 5th August 2022

Gavin and his team have been nothing but wonderful. Throughout the whole process they’ve been supportive and nothing has been too much trouble, they’ve gone above and beyond. I know that whilst my auntie was with them she was looked after and cared for which was a great comfort. All we can say is th...

Christine Wood

Independent Review, 30th July 2022

Claire Turton

Independent Review, 26th July 2022

Very good service nothing was too much trouble and everything was done in our own time : didn’t feel rushed at any time at all. All the staff were very helpfull and friendly and made me and my family feel at ease at this very sad time . Thankyou Charlie for everything .

Jane Wheen

Independent Review, 15th July 2022

I can’t fault the whole process with Peace from the initial meeting with Gavin through the many emails confirming all the little details making sure we were happy with everything to their kind and intuitive treatment of all our family members.

Paul cooke

Independent Review, 23rd June 2022

What can I say but excellent service in our time of need.friendly people just felt as though they could not do enough for you.explained everything in detail.nothing else much to say apart from thank you.

Richard Breeze

Independent Review, 23rd June 2022

Charlie was wonderful from meeting him the first day to the day of the service very understanding at a very difficult time highly recommended

Janet Yates

Independent Review, 12th June 2022

I cannot recommend Peace Funerals highly enough. Stephen Parkin was patient and compassionate in guiding us through the funeral planning and we didn’t feel pressured to do anything we weren’t happy with. The ladies in the office (Clare & Lisa I think) were extremely helpful and enabled us to visit d...

Tess Standering

Independent Review, 7th June 2022

I would like to thank Peace funerals at Gleadless Townend for the wonderful care, compassion and kindness they showed to myself and my family after the sudden loss of my husband. Our funeral director Liz met with us on several occasions and kept us fully informed throughout. Nothing was too much tr...

Why Choose Peace Funerals?

We were founded on a set of 3 principles that we believed were missing in the funeral industry. We continue to operate on those same principles today.

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    Transparency

    All of our services are fully costed and outlined to you with no hidden extras or sneaky fees

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    Choice

    We believe a funeral should be a personal and special occasion so we let you dictate what happens

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    Affordability

    A funeral shouldn’t have to be expensive. We’ve perfected our processes so we can keep costs down

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