St. Philip's Memorial Garden

Funerals 

Contact the rector as soon as possible following a death.  Burial from the church is encouraged, and a Memorial Garden for the interment of ashes is available for those desiring it.  There is a fee to cover the cost of the brass plaques commemorating those persons whose ashes are buried in the garden. 

“In the midst of life we are in death.”  So reads an ancient antiphon used for centuries in Christian rites of burial.  Because death is indeed a part of life, consideration should be given to the ways the community of Faith marks death as a passage in life.  The triumph of Our Lord Jesus Christ over death and the grave enables us to speak of death, even our own death, without fear or resignation.  And since advance thought is sometimes easier than the demands of the moment, a great grace can be given all who stop to consider death and its impact on the Christian community.  That is the purpose of this customary.  For more information on funerals at St. Philip's please review our Funeral Policy.

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