The Remembrance Garden
Our Remembrance Garden is a sunny, lawned area on the South East of the church. It is a pleasant and peaceful place to sit and remember your loved ones.
Ashes are buried in the Garden in a short service with prayers of thanksgiving for the lives of those who have died. They are placed directly into the ground and, in time, combine with the earth around them. The place where they have been buried is carefully recorded. Depending on the timing, should you wish it, it may be possible for the ashes of a spouse to be interred in the same place at a later date.
To maintain the special nature of the Remembrance Garden, no plaques, plants,ornaments, pots or artificial flowers may be placed on it. Cut flowers, removed from plastic or other wrapping, may be placed in our special vases. These will be removed periodically. Your loved one’s name will be recorded in our Memory Books which are in the glass cases outside the Lady Chapel. The church is open daily during daylight hours- you will find the Memory books just inside the wooden door beside the garden. If you are not able to visit, our Virtual Memory page remembers those who have died on that day. You can visit it here.
To find out how you can put your loved one’s ashes in the Remembrance Garden, contact our Parish administrator Helen on 01793 522832 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like someone to talk to about your bereavement, or any other spiritual matter, please contact our Vicar, Simon Stevenette, on Swindon 529166 or email@example.com