The Memorial Garden at St. Paul's
From earliest times, Christians have been concerned about their final earthly resting place, especially that it be near the gathering place of their families so that each may be held in lasting, loving remembrance. Throughout the centuries Christians have been buried within the church itself or in a churchyard cemetery.
In modern times, with limited space available, the desire for burial within church grounds and the common acceptance of cremation has led to the development of church memorial gardens. For those concerned with the expense of funerals and burials, the use of a memorial garden represents substantial savings over burials in cemeteries.
The Memorial Garden is more than a resting place for loved ones. It is a place to meditate, to remember and to give special thanks for lives that have been shared. It is frequented by families with children, brides and grooms on their wedding days, and church members enjoying the beauty of the seasons. It is an integral part of the Church grounds.
Members and former members of the congregation and their immediate relatives are eligible to have their ashes interred in the Memorial Garden. At a later time following a church burial or memorial service, ashes are placed directly in the earth under the plants; containers are not used. Names of those interred are placed on a memorial plaque.
The Garden is supported by interment fees and will be permanently maintained through gifts from members and friends.
For additional information and a sample copy of the Interment Agreement and Memorial Garden rules, telephone St. Paul's at 330-836-9327.
The Memorial Garden at St. Paul's is available for visiting every day. You are welcome to enjoy the garden when you are nearby.