The Memorial Garden at St. Michael’s Church is intended as a place of tranquility, peace and natural beauty. It had its inception when the vestry formed a Memorial Garden Committee in 1994. The committee selected the area on the east side of the corner of Hope St. and Church St., in front of St. Michael’s Parish House. The entire area is enclosed by a wrought iron fence and a hedge and offers benches for rest and meditation. The cremains of up to two people may be interred in a single plot.
Through a private donation in 2021, the garden was recently rejuvenated with new plants and trees, and the plot layout was re-laid to allow for ease of movement through the garden.
Many parishioners are choosing to pre-purchase plots in the garden. This allows nameplates for family members to be grouped together permanently, with spots reserved by blank nameplates for those who are still living.
Arrangements for the interment of ashes in the Memorial Garden are made through consultation with the Rector. The garden is supervised by the Memorial Garden Committee nominated by the Rector and appointed by the Vestry. They generally oversee the care and maintenance of the garden.
Additional contributions and thank offerings are always welcome to help maintain the perpetual care of the garden. Gift naming opportunities for landscape and hardscape features are available as well.
For more information about the Memorial Garden, please contact our office at 401-253-7717.