Vestry Approves Columbarium

Sep 29, 2022 | Clergy Corner

I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and whoever lives and believes in me shall never die.

JOHN 11:25-26

People of St. Paul’s,

Over the years, the Bellamy Memorial Garden has served St. Paul’s as a final resting place for members of the church. The cremains of our loved ones have been returned to the earth and their names and memory are memorialized in granite. The Garden’s location on our bustling city corner provides a moment of peace and reflection to those who travel along 16th Street. A sign nearby offers the following words: “God’s Peace to All Who Pass by Here.” In the midst of the busyness of life, our Bellamy Memorial Garden is a sacramental sign of the grace of God’s eternal peace. This tradition will continue with something new.

With the leadership of the ad hoc Bellamy Memorial Garden Committee, the Vestry has approved the construction of a Columbarium. The Columbarium will be constructed in the Bellamy Memorial Garden to the left of the existing plaque, providing our church family with 50 niches (holding 2 sets of cremains each). Construction of the Columbarium will likely begin around Advent.

Preliminary interest in the Columbarium has been high. Parishioners who reserve a niche not only will have the peace of mind in having made this arrangement but will also help St. Paul’s pay for the Columbarium and build up the financial resources that will provide for the continuing care and maintenance of the Bellamy Memorial Garden for years to come.

If you would like to know more about reserving a niche, please click here and fill out a simple form. This will allow us to reach out to you in the order in which your request was received.

In sure and certain hope,

The Reverend Caleb J. Lee

Donald Bobo
Bellamy Memorial Garden Chair