All Saints Memorial Garden
Church has long been home in many ways to many people. With the
establishment of the All Saints' Meditation and Memorial Garden on
the south lawn, we invite you to make a final home here among
Trinity's "cloud of witnesses."
For theological, ecological and practical reasons, many want their ashes to be interred at the church where they have lived and worshipped rather than in a commercial cemetery. The Memorial Garden adds the tradition of the "churchyard" to Trinity Church.
The Memorial Garden is a quiet place in which to meditate and reflect. We have furnished it with a table which can be used to celebrate an outdoor Eucharist, and benches. Visitors can read a book, hold a meeting, or simply eat lunch in this serene setting. A fountain burbles softly in the middle of a small labyrinth, and trees, flowers and shrubs add to the quiet in the midst of the city's bustle. The granite tablet that bears the names of those interred and remembered here reminds us that we live among those who have gone before us.
The All Saints' Garden is under the control and management of the Vestry of Trinity Church. Charges for interment or remembrance enable the parish to care permanently for the Garden. Ashes (loose or in biodegradable containers) mingle in the earth of the Garden. Our clergy can assist in providing an appropriate service of committal.
$100 Plus cost of inscription of name(s) on granite tablet
Interment of Ashes
$200 for present or former members of Trinity Parish
$250 for communicants of another Episcopal Church
$500 for others
Inscription of name(s) on granite tablet to be charged at applicable rate at the time.
Inscription, in all cases, includes first and last name and years of birth and death. Typeface and size of inscription are to remain consistent with original engraving.
The Rector, Wardens and Vestry, at their discretion, have authority to vary or waive these fees in exceptional cases.
A Funeral Instructions form is available HERE.