Events

Adelaide Cemeteries organise a number of interesting and diverse events throughout the year. These are open to the general public and we welcome you to attend, you don’t need to have a loved one in our care to benefit from these events. The majority of them are free but do require registrations to ensure capacities can be met.

Strengthening our ongoing relationship with our families, we offer memorial services for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and All Souls’ Day. These are designed to be a time to reflect, thank and celebrate the lives of those we have lost, led by a celebrant or priest, they are relatively short in time – allowing time for you to visit your loved one’s site or enjoy a light refreshment and pay your respects in your own way.

We also run a number of general public events throughout the year, to encourage people to visit our cemeteries and start the important discussion about their end of life wishes. These events take a number of formats and are done with the utmost respect and care of those laid to rest.

Following on from sell-out seasons in 2018 & 2019, Death Over Dinner aims to remove the stigma and unknown around Death & Dying.
Hear from industry panellists on a wide range of subjects surrounding the passing of a loved one, as we ask the question What’s Next….

With delicious food, coffee and light refreshments, enjoy a rare opportunity to experience West Terrace Cemetery at night. Take the opportunity to ask questions of our end-of-life industry panellists, as well as learn more about what happens after a loved one passes away.

Join Adelaide Cemeteries for a range of events as part of Adelaide’s 2022 History Month. From Guided Tours to Expert Talks and special events, we’re looking forward to sharing the extensive and fascinating history of our cemeteries with you again in 2022.

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You are invited to join us for our 2022 Mothers Day memorial service and celebrate the important women in our lives that make us who we are. Whether your Mother is still with you, or has passed on, her impact on your life and future generations is worthy of celebration.

The service will be hosted by a funeral celebrant, with light refreshments being served at the conclusion in line with restrictions at the time. Registrations will be essential to ensure capacities are met. 

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Join us in celebrating and remembering the dads and father figures in our life. Whether they are still with us or have passed on, their influence on our lives will have a lasting impact.

Light refreshments will be served in line with current restrictions, following a memorial service led by a funeral celebrant. The service will also be livestreamed on  our website for those unable to attend. Registrations will be essential to ensure capacities are met. 

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Each year, Adelaide Cemeteries hosts an annual All Souls’ Day mass at Enfield Memorial Park. Join us in the morning for an Italian/English Mass, followed by a procession around the cemetery and candle lighting. Light refreshments will be served in line with restrictions at the time.

In the evening a Vietnamese Catholic Mass will be held, concluding with a procession and blessing of the Wisteria Garden.

This year’s masses will be held on Wednesday 2nd of November. Registrations will be essential to ensure capacities are met. 

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The AIF section at West Terrace Cemetery was the first dedicated Soldier’s Burial Ground in the commonwealth, being established in 1920. It is now the final resting place of more than 4100 service personnel. As part of paying our respects to those who have served in past conflicts and those still serving today, Adelaide Cemeteries are proud to host a Remembrance Day service at West Terrace Cemetery. Facing the Cross of Sacrifice – veterans, dignitaries, families and students gather to pay their respects and reflect on the sacrifices made.

The service will take place on Friday 11 November 2022 in the Australian Imperial Forces section of West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide.

For receive more information please contact events@aca.sa.gov.au

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