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 Narthex Columbarium, Saint Michael Chapel Columbarium, and the Courtyard Columbarium are such places.
In the recently completed 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.
Stained glass doors provide direct access from the church to the Courtyard Columbarium, as well as the green interment 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.
Pricing for the Saint Michael and All Angels Courtyard Columbarium
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.
Columbarium niches are available at two price levels: $6,000 for a double and $4,000 for a single. The price includes an urn and memorial plaque engraved and mounted on the niche.
Green Interment is available for those wishing their remains to be buried: $1,000 includes an engraved plaque mounted on the Memorial Wall.
Memorial Wall spaces are available for those whose remains rest elsewhere: $500 includes an engraved memorial plaque mounted on the Memorial Wall.
Contact Melisa Bray at [email protected] or call 214-692-3007 about reserving niches or other options in the Columbaria.