Funerals at St. John’s Church
A Requiem is the farewell blessing that the Church gives to those of her members who depart this life in the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ and in the expectation of our own resurrection to eternal life in the unending presence of God our Creator. Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we, too, shall be raised.
Our clergy are available for pastoral support and planning burial or funeral arrangements. Those who wish to memorialize a loved one may make a contribution to the St. John’s Memorial Fund, Sunday Altar Flowers or the Brent F. Miller Memorial Music Fund. To find out more about the St. John’s Columbarium, see below. For more information, check out our Planning and Resource Guide.
Columbarium at St. John’s Church
Nothing in death or life can separate us from the love of God.
When the souls of our loved ones go from us into the hands of the living God, we remember them in God’s love within the community of those still living.
The Columbarium provides a beautiful and reverent opportunity to claim the church as a sacred place of burial. Burial within the church has been a respected tradition throughout history. Some of the world’s most historic churches are known for their cemeteries that adjoin the church.
St. John’s continues that tradition with our own Columbarium. Today, churches throughout the world are finding that columbaria contribute to a feeling of church community. Be it Christmas or Easter Sunday or regular Sabbath Eucharists, the congregation — past and present — are the “Living Stones” together in body and spirit in history.
In response to a strong expression of interest by the community at St.John’s, the Rector and the Vestry are pleased to announce that The St. John’s Columbarium, located in the downstairs Chapel, is open to parish members and their families. Non-members will be considered on an individual basis.
In our Columbarium, we place the ashes of those bodies, which have now returned to the dust from which they came. Our Chapel itself and those who worship within it become the living memorial to those whom we have lost from among us, but know to be living God’s love.
The offering price for a niche is $450.00, providing space for one interment. Adjoining niches are available for multiple purchases. This price is inclusive of the brass plaques provided by the parish, engraving of the name and dates of the deceased and interment fees. The Guidelines for The Columbarium, the Certification Form, as well as the Authorization Form from the family of the deceased will be provided by the Parish Office.