The purpose of the All Saints Memorial Garden is to offer a sacred resting place for members and their families who desire a simple dignified committal service as well as a place for meditation and reflection for the living.
“In the sweat of thy face thou shalt eat bread till thou return unto the ground: for out of it thou wast taken; or thou art dust, and unto dust shalt thou return.”
COMMITTAL REQUIREMENTS AND REGULATIONS
- Open to all members of All Saints Anglican Parish of Wilmington, N.C. and their families inclusive of spouse, children (either natural or step) parents and grandparents. Members are eligible to be interred in the raised area, with others eligible to be interred and markers placed in the grassed areas. Questions of other family eligibility are to be referred to the rector for approval.
- A death certificate and basic biographical information shall be presented to the rector and/or garden committee member for legal and recording purposes. All cremains will be directly interred into the soil with appropriate biodegradable Container (not to exceed 8” x 16” in size). To ensure proper preparations of the deceased, specify to the funeral director that the cremains will be placed into a Memorial Garden.
- All committals as well as honor plaques shall be recorded in a Memorial book to be kept on church property and made available for viewing by parishioners and visitors upon request. An 8” X 16” granite plaque provided by the Church will be engraved with name, year of birth, and year of death. No other individual markers, statues, ornaments, potted plants, flowers, nor wreaths of any kind are permitted.
- A live single flower may be placed on the day of committal to keep the service dignified, sacred, and personal.
- On special days a live arrangement may be placed on site; arrangement may remain for three days. Although no formal set fee is required, we respectfully request a donation be given and designated to the Memorial Garden Fund so as to ensure the continual stewardship/maintenance/integrity for design alterations as well as any and all future development of the Memorial Garden space.
Approved by the Vestry of All Saints Anglican Parish at the Regular Vestry Meeting held on 8th of May, 2012 at the church.
ALL Saints memorial garden