Explore the New Courtyard Columbarium
From ancient times, Christians have considered places of burial to be sacred sites where the departed are remembered and honored. They are places for quiet remembrance, for prayer, for families and loved ones to gather. They are places of peace.
At Saint Michael and All Angels, the original Narthex Columbarium and the Chapel Columbarium are such places. And now, the Courtyard Columbarium, being developed near the south Narthex church entrance and the Bishop Moore Chapel, will carry on the sacred traditions of the Christian burial to meet the needs of our parish.
In the Courtyard Columbarium, elements of God's creation are blended to create spaces of beauty and serenity, each contributing to an environment appealing to families and children and comforting the bereaved. A bronze Cross, turning gently with the breeze, connects our earthly existence with the heavens. Blue sky and clouds reflect into the site through specially designed mirrored niches. Rain, collected in a bronze vessel, provides water for bud vases placed on the niches' marble plaques.
Pivoting stained glass doors installed in the south wall of the church provide direct access to the Courtyard Columbarium's 860 new niches, as well as the green internment area for spreading of ashes, and the Memorial Wall for name-only remembrances. In the midst is a landscaped Nave Court providing a convenient and serene venue for a committal service or other outdoor worship.
Columbarium niches are initially available at two price levels:
- $5,000 for a double
- $3,000 for a single
The price includes an urn and memorial plaque engraved and mounted on the niche.
Green Internment is available for those wishing their remains to be buried or scattered.
- $1,000 includes an engraved plaque mounted on the Memorial Wall.
Memorial Wall spaces are available for those whose remains rest elsewhere.
- $500 which includes an engraved memorial plaque mounted on the Memorial Wall.
Inurnment in the Columbarium is reserved for past or present communicants of Saint Michael and All Angels Church and members of their immediate families (spouses, parents, children, grandparents, grandchildren). Inurnment of others may be permitted by approval of the Columbarium Committee and the Vestry.
There are several ways of securing a space in the Columbarium:
- A one-time payment of the full amount
- Installments agreed upon between the Applicant and Saint Michael and All Angels Church
To schedule an appointment to discuss your interest in obtaining a Columbarium space or to get additional information email Kimberly Hughes at or call her at 214-365-3504.
Click here to download a recording from one of the four Courtyard Columbarium Information Sessions.
Columbarium project brochures are available in the church office. We welcome your participation, gifts, and support.
Click here to download a copy of the Courtyard Columbarium brochure.
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