St. John's Columbarium and Memorial Garden provides a peaceful setting where ashes of the departed may rest in peace and dignity within the shadow of the church.
There are two options for the interment of ashes in the columbarium. One is the use of a niche in which one or two urns may be placed. The other is to have ashes placed in the Memorial Garden which is located under the center wall. The Columbarium is a peaceful place for families and friends to gather in love and remembrance. The quiet setting and design of the columbarium invites solitary prayer and contemplation year round but especially during the Lenten season with the addition of the labyrinth.
The St. John's Columbarium Committee consists of five members, including the current Jr. Warden of the Vestry and four at large members elected by the Vestry. Committee meetings are currently held on an 'as needed' basis. Columbarium funds are managed by the Vestry to provide for the maintenance and perpetual care of the Columbarium.
The committee oversees the maintenance and administrative record keeping for the Columbarium, assists the Priest in opening and closing of the niche for memorial services as well as delivering and returning the granite panel from the engraver. The committee approves memorial gifts to the columbarium in conjunction with the Vestry.
Each year before Easter, the committee sponsors a work day to prepare the columbarium grounds for spring and summer. Volunteers are needed on that day to trim plantings and spread mulch.
Columbarium - Application for Use of Memorial Garden (PDF)
Columbarium - Application for Use of Columbarium (PDF)
Columbarium - Application for Use of Burial Niche (PDF)
Columbarium - Covenant and Certificate of Burial (PDF)