Preparing for Christian burial is a profoundly important ministry for the church. One does not need to be a member of the church to be buried from the church.
Please be in touch with any member of the clergy to report the death of a loved one. We are glad to offer our prayers and to work with family members to make arrangements for burial services. As people of faith, we know that Christ’s Easter victory has overcome death, but are still aware of the challenges, difficulties, and loss at such times.
The chapel at St. Mary’s contains a columbarium; in addition, ashes may be interred in our memorial garden.
Funeral instructions can be discussed with clergy at any time of life, and in fact it can be very helpful to make these decisions well in advance, as a final gift to those we love.