Heene Cemetery- Worthing

About this cemetery

Designated a Sussex Site of Nature Conservation Importance, this closed cemetery is an oasis for wildlife in an urban area. An abundance of grasses and herbs more usually associated with unimproved old meadows can be seen during the spring and summer.  Autumn brings an array of fungi and mosses and winter allows us to view the headstones in all their glory as the growth dies back.

The Friends of Heene Cemetery was formed in November 2015 and has continued to flourish with dedicated hard-working local volunteers meeting Saturday and Tuesday afternoons, weather permitting. They carry out light conservation work which includes wildflower management, coppicing and tree planting. Brambles and invasive species encroaching on the cemetery are being controlled throughout the process. Local residents are encouraged to help in many different ways and encouraged to visit.

We hold four Open Days with guided tours each Season of the year.

Key Features
  • Wildflower areas
  • Peaceful space for quiet reflection
  • Wildlife haven
  • Memorials with famous or infamous connections
  • Stones with stories
  • Fascinating monuments
  • Great for fungi
  • Birders paradise
  • Lichen haven
  • Good accessibility
Visitor Information

? The cemetery paths are now grass, special matting to lay down for people who use wheelchairs etc. can be put down if required.

? The local street parking is free.



Heene Cemetery, Manor Road, Worthing, West Sussex  BN11 4RY

Opening Times

People are welcome to visit the Cemetery, when we are working in there, on a Tuesday or Saturday afternoon between 2pm-4pm. Special arrangements for visiting other days can be arranged.

Contact details

Sue Standing – 07771966846 or [email protected]


This is a level site with grass paths.


The nearest toilet facilities are in Heene Community Centre which is a 5 minute walk away.


There are benches and plastic garden chairs with arms available to place around the cemetery.

Parking & transport

The local street parking is free.


The nearest café is at Heene Community Centre which is a 5 minute walk away.

More Information

Heene Cemetery Species List

Heene Cemetery  Case Study

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