Garden of the Holy Spirit
The Garden of the Holy Spirit, the memorial garden at St. Stephen’s Church, is intended as a place of tranquility, peace and natural beauty. Cremated remains of members of the parish and their families may be interred in the garden. Ashes are buried directly into the ground. Urns are not permitted.
The garden was expanded as part of the 2015 capital campaign project. In addition to providing additional space for the burial of ashes, the expanded garden includes a beautiful fountain designed to provide a tranquil setting for prayer and reflection,and it symbolizes our eternal life. As Jesus said, "The water that I will give will become in them a spring of water gushing up to eternal life." (John 4:14).
Once winter is over the danger of frost has passed, plantings will be added to the new space.
Arrangements for the interment of ashes in the Garden of the Holy Spirit are made through consultation with the rector.
You may read more about the memorial garden here.
Janet Allen, Associate for Development and Operations