The Friends are an independent organisation, working in partnership and very close co-operation with the Royal Parks, but with its own policies and plans, free to disagree and argue for different approaches when that seems appropriate.
Annual membership of The Friends of Brompton Cemetery costs just £10. The membership year runs from November 1 to October 31, but new members are welcome to join at any time.
Members receive three A5 newsletters per year, with news about the cemetery and its management, Friends’ events and activities, biographical sketches of notable personalities, nature notes, reviews, anecdotes, poetry – anything and everything of interest to Friends of Brompton Cemetery. Donations are also very welcome to help us with our work!
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The Friends of Brompton Cemetery’s volunteer guides lead regular public tours of the cemetery on Sunday afternoons, as well as private tours for groups, clubs, schools and families.
As an independent organisation entirely reliant on the work of volunteers we are always keen to recruit not only new members, but people with the time and energy to contribute actively to The Friends’ ambitions. This is especially important as the extensive developments arising out of the Heritage and Big Lottery Fund project rely heavily on volunteer work. There are many ways in which volunteers can contribute, and if this is of interest to you, please contact the Friends on 020 7351 1689 or by email on: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in becoming a guide, please join one of the regular Sunday tours, and identify yourself to the Friends’ guide for more information.
The Friends of Brompton Cemetery participate in a Joint Working Group with the Royal Parks Agency (who manage the cemetery) and representatives of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea to develop plans for the care and improvement of the cemetery, and to assist with their implementation. The Friends occasionally help to maintain the cemetery and its monuments by leading corporate volunteer days; please contact us directly if your group would like to give a day’s work to clearing undergrowth or cleaning monuments.
The Friends offer a range of guidebooks, maps, postcards and other literature for sale from the Friends’ Office, after tours, at lectures and on Open Day. We sometimes have a volunteer in the South Lodge to answer enquiries and sell literature during the week. The Friends’ noticeboards, near the Old Brompton Road and Fulham Road entrances, display current information about tours, events and other items of interest to Friends and other visitors to the cemetery.
For grave searches, please contact the Cemetery offices on 020 7352 1201 (+44 20 7352 1201 from outside the UK).
The Friends of Brompton Cemetery are members of the National Federation of Cemetery Friends and the Association of Significant Cemeteries in Europe.