The Columbarium is closed during COVID-19 restrictions, but if someone wishes to come and visit, our office opens it up. You would sign in and out and close the door during and after visiting. Hours to visit are during office h0urs between 9.30am to 1.30pm daily.
We are privileged to have a Chapel or Columbarium in which the ashes of the dead may be interred. All Soul’s Chapel is open to the public for private reflection, prayer, and visits from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm. Many people find this a peaceful and welcoming space in which to visit their loved ones.
Once a month, a Requiem Eucharist is held during which we pray for the souls of all those interred in the Columbarium whose anniversary of death occurs during that month. This service is held at 7:30 am on the first Saturday of each month.
The Columbarium is also a finite resource and is very valuable, as it will not be duplicated by the Church in the future. There is a fairly complex registration process, and communications with people require time and sensitivity. The Columbarium always needs volunteers to help.
In conjunction with the Columbarium is the Memorial Garden, with plaques and interred ashes. This requires maintenance, such as the gardens themselves, and the stone work.
All enquires about the Columbarium and Memorial Garden should be directed to the Columbarium Administrator, by sending our Office an e-mail that will be forwarded on, or directly to the administrator’s contact details shown on the back of the current Weekly Pew Bulletin. Please provide your contact number.
The Columbarium takes on special meaning to many people. These are not just ashes in the chapel, but the memories and lives of people of faith who are now with our Lord in heaven. People who, for example, at some stage had that 25 year old daughter who was asking about faith. People who have attended church with families their whole lives. There is a connection between members of the family, and this is a place to remember the truth of those connections with thanks to our Lord and Saviour for his help to us in this generation. Each generation passes on the banner of faith. For this we are truly thankful.