Internment Services & Garden of Remembrance
Dear Family Members and Friends
Firstly allow us to express our prayerful sympathies to you at the death of someone close to you, but also to convey our firm belief in the resurrection to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Saviour. What ever you wish us to do and are able to do, we wish to assist you in this immediate time of loss.
The purpose of our Garden of Remembrance is to enable you to inter ashes of your loved-one in hallowed ground next to our church and as often as you wish, to visit this reverenced place.
PRAYER FOR THE DECEASED
O God, Who gave them to us.
Yet, as You did not lose them
in giving, so do we not lose them by their return.
Not as the world gives, do You give, O Lover of souls.
What You give, You do
not take away,
for what is Yours is ours also
if we are Yours.
And life is eternal
and love is immortal,
and death is only an horizon
and an horizon is nothing
save the limit of our sight.
Lift us up, strong Son of God,
that we may see further;
draw us closer to Yourself
that we may know ourselves
to be nearer to our loved ones
who are with you.
Fr Bede Jarret OP
Please contact the Parish Office for further information.
Single plaques: R420.00
Actual size: 160 mm x 80 mm
Information on the plaque
If the below are acceptable to you, we are happy to be able to assist you with the interment of the ashes of your loved-one.
Acceptance by the Church of ashes for scattering does not confer any rights on the family. The Church at all times retains the right to use any portion of the land set aside for scattering of ashes for any purpose at its sole discretion.
The Church will only accept cremated remains for scattering which have been processed into a form which makes them capable of being washed down in the area set aside for that purpose. No container of any sort (whether permanent or temporary) may be interred in any part of the area set aside for the scattering of remains; nor may any plaque be erected (whether temporary or permanent) on or near the place of scattering. A plaque may only be erected in the area designated by the Church for this purpose.
The semi-circular section of pebbles around the small fountain is the designated area where family and/or friends may scatter the ashes of the deceased. After the scattering, the ashes will be washed into the earth beneath.
Memorial plaques of a standard size, material and quality, will be supplied only by the Church.
The Church reserves the right to limit the time period during which a plaque remains in place and it reserves the right to levy fees for the service and for any renewable period permitted by the Church. In the case of the Constantia church, a period of five years, depending on the condition of the plaque.
The Church reserves the right to veto any wording which it considers to be inappropriate on such plaques.
As far as possible, memorial plaques will be fixed to the wall in date order of deaths.
Regretfully, the church cannot reserve space on the wall for memorial plaques.
The Church reserves the right to remove, limit, re-position, or discard any candles or floral tributes (whether permanent or temporary) placed anywhere within its ground.