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:

‘What have families said about Peace funerals?’

Jon Chant

Independent Review, 16th February 2024

Jill Gresham

Independent Review, 12th February 2024

Sincere thanks to James and his people for their consideration and care during what was for our family a traumatic experience.

Jillian Stanley

Independent Review, 12th February 2024

We cannot recommend Peace Funerals enough .Dads funeral was the third family member that has taken place in Peace Funeral care . James and the team are truly dedicated to taking all the stress away from organising such an emotional occasion . Every member of staff that we came into contact with whet...

Stephen Haynes

Independent Review, 6th February 2024

Thanks for a top rate service me and my 3 sisters and my brother was well pleased with all aspects of the funeral and the way James organised everything and conducted himself was 1st class.


Independent Review, 29th January 2024

Peace Funeral were Brilliant when I went to arrange my Husbands funeral They couldent do enough and celebrant kevin was also Brilliant I would recommend Them nothing was too mutch trouble me doreen and Alison couldn't thank them enough We met as strangers and they felt like friends at the e...

Hayley Woodward

Independent Review, 26th January 2024

We decided to use peace funerals for my beloved mum who died at the age of 53, on 13.10.23. We had been recommended peace funerals from a few people, and being 28 at the time I had no idea what services to use. Mum went into the care of peace with such dignity and respect. We first met Claire when...

Timothy kirk

Independent Review, 25th January 2024

Can’t thank everyone at peace enough for my mothers funeral in November. Many thanks Tim Kerry and all the family

Julie smith

Independent Review, 25th January 2024

Very personal service from beginning to end can't thank Charlie enough what a lovely man nothing was too much trouble for him the compassion he shows is second to none he was always on the end of the phone and our family come to look upon him as a friend thankyou all at peace especially Charlie you ...

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

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

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

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