O God, whose blessed Son was laid in a sepulcher in the garden...
Book of Common Prayer, page 503
The memorial garden at Christ Church Cathedral will be a place of tranquility, peace and natural beauty. Cremated remains of members of the parish and their families may be interred in niches or directly into the ground.
The garden with a columbarium is planned for the south side of the Cathedral. The garden will include a beautiful fountain designed to provide a tranquil setting for prayer and reflection. As Jesus said, "The water that I will give will become in them a spring of water gushing up to eternal life." (John 4:14).
Columbarium niches are available for $3,500. The cost includes engraving on the granite face of the niche. In the same area, “green” interment is available for $1000 for those wishing their cremains be buried in the garden. An engraved granite plaque will be placed in the garden. For those whose cremains rest elsewhere, a granite plaque where names may be engraved will also be placed in the garden at a cost of $1,000.
Contracts, to be drafted by the Chancellor, will be signed by those purchasing space before construction begins. Preliminary plans and drawings have been prepared by Barganier, Davis, Williams Architects.
Arrangements for the interment of ashes in the garden will be made through consultation with the Dean.
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Christ Church is the cathedral church of the Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast. Our diocese includes 18,000 people who worship God and reach out to others in 61 parishes in the southern part of Alabama and the western panhandle of Florida. It is one of two Episcopal diocese in the state of Alabama and one of five in Florida. Our bishop is the Right Reverend J. Russell Kendrick. Read more about the diocese here.
THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH
The Episcopal Church is a fellowship of 2.2 million Christians in 108 dioceses throughout the United States as well as Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, the Virgin Islands, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Micronesia, Taiwan, and the Convocation of American Churches in Europe. The presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church is the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry. Bishop Curry, previously the Bishop of North Carolina, was elected during the 78th General Convention in June 2015 in Salt Lake City. He took office in November 2015.