Gallery & History


This Cemetery has so much Canadian and Pre-Canada history, about the pioneers that lived here and the establishment of York. We are working to organize the historical information that we have and are seeking help from local experts, with the hope of preserving the historical and family records of people laid to rest here.


St. John’s Cemetery Under New Management

The Anglican Diocese of Niagara had been unable to fully care for the cemetery for many years and decided to sell it. Though the name and blessings remain, The York Cemetery is no longer owned or managed by the Anglican Church. The Sacred ground will always remain Holy, and we hope to involve local Congregations and the community as we move forward.

We are excited to enhance, improve and revitalise this precious cemetery, by adding more beauty to the resting place of your loved ones. We have many exciting plans that will unfold over the coming years. We look forward to beautifying this cemetery into a gem for the community; as a space to walk, a peaceful seat to reflect, or simply to learn about local history.





From:  County Of Haldimand in the days of Auld Lang Syne

Precaution: this book was written in 1905 and conveys the antiquated ideas of the era. We do not condone or subscribe to the Colonialist views within.



This is a wonderful resource for anyone looking for family histories.     Search in: York, Haldimand County, Ontario, Canada


With the hope to restart walking tours, and add fuller information to the website, we ask for any pertinent historical information or contacts to knowledgeable people who are interested in helping in that. Please contact Andresa. Thank you.