Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church


Clergy Corner

A Faith-filled Final Resting Place

Holy Innocents's Memorial Garden is a designated area in the rear of the church in which interred or scattered ashes of those beloved departed who have been cremated, an appropriate alternative to "casket burial." In our natural and beautiful setting of the garden and the church-surrounding columns containing niches, it is possible for church members and relatives and friends of the parish to be "buried" in a sacred space where family and friends may gather in quiet moments of reverie and remembrance. Name plates are carefully posted so that visitors have a physical (and "touchable") remembrance. With the Columbarium and "green-space" natural interment Holy Innocents' has broadened its pastoral reach to those who die and those who remember.

The Columbarium was built particularly, but not solely, to meet the needs of the members of Holy Innocents'. Those outside the parish may apply to the Rector for permission to be interred in the garden.

I am pleased that former rectors and the parish leadership have provided this marvelous alternative. What could be more appropriate than to be buried/interred on the grounds of the church?

Please visit the garden behind the church and take in its peaceful surroundings, including the Labyrinth prayer walk.

Many people like to consult with a priest about funeral and final resting place planning. Please let one of the clergy know if you would like to do this. And should you want to discuss purchase of niches, please contact Melody McNeil at the front desk during the week.

Bob Dannals