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“I am Resurrection and I am Life, says the Lord. Whoever has faith in me shall have life, even though he die” (The Book of Common Prayer, 491). The proper colors for the burial service in the Episcopal Church are the same as those for Christmas and Easter: white and gold. The service is a reservoir for our grief, but it is likewise a celebration. We grieve for those we have lost, and we rejoice in the promise of new life. 

If you have questions about the burial service at St. Paul’s, please reach out to the church office at 919-467-1477. You may also contact any of the clergy

St. Paul’s Memorial Garden & Columbarium

The Memorial Garden is a place for the interment of ashes in simple dignity and in surroundings that proclaim our resurrection faith. The Memorial Garden is in an area adjacent to the southeast corner of the rear of the Chapel. An expansion of St. Paul’s Memorial Garden was completed in 2014, to include a columbarium, remembrance walls, and new slanted markers.

To reserve a niche in the Columbarium, to have a name engraved on a Remembrance Wall, or for questions about fees, contact the church office, stpauls@stpaulscary.org, or Jackie Straub, jmpstraub@aol.com.

Columbarium Niche Expansion of 2024

Update: The columbarium has been expanded with new niches, completed on February 13, 2024.  This major project doubles the capacity of the columbarium from 90 to 180 niches.  

Finally, the Niche Units are installed and problems from the initial construction of the Columbarium have been addressed. We were blessed with the help that parishioner, Mike Krannitz, gave to us by bringing Barringer Construction to the Memorial Garden Committee’s attention. It was amazing how quickly the installation occurred with the company’s knowledge and help. Barringer Construction is a top notch company with excellent employees. There is more work to be done on the Memorial Garden by the committee members before a Dedication Ceremony, however, we are working on a May date. Without the generosity of our wonderful Parishioners, the expansion of the Columbarium would not have happened. We are so very grateful.

See photo of the expanded columbarium below. The new niches have been installed in the sections to the left and right. 

More information about the Memorial Garden

Penny Herrman with dad, John, on her first visit to Grandpop Roger’s niche.
Three generations of Herrmans visiting Grandpop, Roger, in the Memorial Garden.

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