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Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust

Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust

Who we are

Our income has been hit hard during the Coronavirus pandemic and now more than ever we are reliant on your support. 
Arnos Vale receives no government or local authority funding. We rely on the generosity of our visitors and supporters to keep this historic gem open for the community.
In recent years, with support from you all, we had grown stronger. We had created 54 income streams, all of which were put back directly into preserving and enhancing the site. Unfortunately only a few of these streams are currently operational. 
The money you give goes towards maintaining the 45 acre cemetery site and numerous listed buildings and monuments. We rely on a small team and dedicated volunteers to continue this work and maintain the space for Bristol and the wider community.
Thank you so much for your support.
About Arnos Vale: Full of Love
Arnos Vale Cemetery is a much loved secret world close to the centre of Bristol. Its beautiful landscape is home to a vibrant eco-system of flora and fauna including protected colonies of rare myotis and lesser horseshoe bats.
The Grade II listed buildings, monuments and tombs tell the history of people who helped shape Bristol. Here we both remember and celebrate life.
In recent years, Arnos Vale has grown into a thriving destination for learning, celebrating and sharing. We love hosting arts and cultural events and meeting the needs of our community. Heritage and wildlife tours, theatre, music, film, talks, yoga, Death Vafe, community groups all thrive here.
Together, lets keep this magical, special place alive. Thank you so much for your support.

Arnos Vale Cemetery is a special place. A small team of staff and volunteers protect and care for it so it can be enjoyed now and saved for future generations.

The Cemetery is a place of heritage, tranquillity, stories, respect and wildlife. More than 300,000 people are remembered here, from much-loved members of ordinary Bristol families, to those who changed our world and those who sacrificed their lives in war.

Community is at our heart. We are 45-acre green space saved by the people of Bristol, for the people of Bristol. We want to share and enhance this special place for all.

The whole site is free to visit and people can explore with guidebooks and leaflets, visit for reflection, exercise, to hear the birdsong or simply to read a book on a bench. 

Arnos Vale receives no regular government or local council funding. We rely on voluntary donations and events to keep this gem open.

Thank you so much for your support.

Full of Love

"Arnos Vale is a beautiful place, carefully curated by nature and nurture. I love coming here, the trees and the birds are just magical." Rae McClelland

"There's no place that combines the wildness and historical interest that Arnos Vale does." Deborah Harvey 

Together, lets keep this magical, special place alive. Thank you so much for your support.

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Charity details

Registered address
Arnos Vale Cemetery,West Lodge
Bath Road,Bristol

0117 9719117

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