Memorial Garden

Memorial Garden Cross

Central to St. Paul’s worship, office and education space is a quiet and intimate courtyard, known as our Memorial Garden.  In this graceful and meditative garden, we inter the ashes of family members and friends who have entered their larger life with God. 

Three kinds of burial are offered.  Ashes can be:

  • Commingled in the Repository;
  • Individually interred in the Repository; or
  • Individually interred in the Columbarium.

The Repository is an altar-like brick structure with bronze doors that open to consecrated ground.  Ashes may be commingled – scattered in the ground with the ashes of others – or interred in a standard sized cylinder. Just above the Repository is the Columbarium, a modular structure with a sculptured bronze face plate, which allows for ashes to be interred in individual sections. 

Individuals and families may be interested in pre-arranging burial space in the repository or the columbarium.  For details, please contact the Rector at (973) 635-8085. 

Memorial gifts in memory of loved ones may be offered every year at Christmas and Easter, and these funds are used to maintain the garden space.  Additionally, fees for burial in the Memorial Garden go toward record keeping and maintenance of the space, as well as toward the purchase of bronze nameplates for the Memorial Plaques in the Church lobby and Memorial Garden.

Every All Saints’ Day we include in our prayers the names of those who, in the past year, have been interred in the Garden.  

“Give rest, O Christ, to your servant with your saints, where sorrow and pain are no more, neither sighing, but life everlasting.”  Book of Common Prayer, p. 499

“Neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”  Romans 8:38

Upcoming Events

Sunday, November 19:
Sunday, November 19:
The 10:00 a.m. Choral Holy Eucharist is a Rite II Eucharist with music and choir. It usually concludes before 11:00 a.m. and is followed by coffee hour in the Parish Hall. Read more
Wednesday, November 22:
Our Wednesday morning service at 9:00 a.m. is a Eucharist with healing prayers incorporated into the liturgy. It's quiet and perfect for communal prayer support. Read more
Sunday, November 26:
Sunday, November 26:
The 10:00 a.m. Choral Holy Eucharist is a Rite II Eucharist with music and choir. It usually concludes before 11:00 a.m. and is followed by coffee hour in the Parish Hall. Read more
Wednesday, November 29:
Our Wednesday morning service at 9:00 a.m. is a Eucharist with healing prayers incorporated into the liturgy. It's quiet and perfect for communal prayer support. Read more
Sunday, December 3:
Sunday, December 3:
The 10:00 a.m. Choral Holy Eucharist is a Rite II Eucharist with music and choir. It usually concludes before 11:00 a.m. and is followed by coffee hour in the Parish Hall. Read more
Wednesday, December 6:
Our Wednesday morning service at 9:00 a.m. is a Eucharist with healing prayers incorporated into the liturgy. It's quiet and perfect for communal prayer support. Read more
Sunday, December 10:
Sunday, December 10:
Sunday, December 10:
The 10:00 a.m. Choral Holy Eucharist is a Rite II Eucharist with music and choir. It usually concludes before 11:00 a.m. and is followed by coffee hour in the Parish Hall. Read more
Wednesday, December 13:
Our Wednesday morning service at 9:00 a.m. is a Eucharist with healing prayers incorporated into the liturgy. It's quiet and perfect for communal prayer support. Read more
Sunday, December 17:
Sunday, December 17:
The 10:00 a.m. Choral Holy Eucharist is a Rite II Eucharist with music and choir. It usually concludes before 11:00 a.m. and is followed by coffee hour in the Parish Hall. Read more
Wednesday, December 20:
Our Wednesday morning service at 9:00 a.m. is a Eucharist with healing prayers incorporated into the liturgy. It's quiet and perfect for communal prayer support. Read more
Sunday, December 24:
Sunday, December 24:
The 10:00 a.m. Choral Holy Eucharist is a Rite II Eucharist with music and choir. It usually concludes before 11:00 a.m. and is followed by coffee hour in the Parish Hall. Read more
Sunday, December 24:
Christmas Eve Family Eucharist and Christmas Pageant at 5pm, including candlelight "Silent Night."  All are welcome!   Read more
Sunday, December 24:
Christmas Eve Choral Eucharist with Brass at 8pm, including musical offerings by St. Paul's Adult Choir and candlelight "Silent Night."  All are welcome!   Read more
Monday, December 25:
Christmas Day worship, celebrating The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, includes music and Rite II Eucharist.  All are welcome! Read more
Wednesday, December 27:
Our Wednesday morning service at 9:00 a.m. is a Eucharist with healing prayers incorporated into the liturgy. It's quiet and perfect for communal prayer support. Read more
Wednesday, January 3:
Our Wednesday morning service at 9:00 a.m. is a Eucharist with healing prayers incorporated into the liturgy. It's quiet and perfect for communal prayer support. Read more
Sunday, January 7:
Sunday, January 7:
The 10:00 a.m. Choral Holy Eucharist is a Rite II Eucharist with music and choir. It usually concludes before 11:00 a.m. and is followed by coffee hour in the Parish Hall. Read more
Wednesday, January 10:
Our Wednesday morning service at 9:00 a.m. is a Eucharist with healing prayers incorporated into the liturgy. It's quiet and perfect for communal prayer support. Read more
Sunday, January 14:
Sunday, January 14:
The 10:00 a.m. Choral Holy Eucharist is a Rite II Eucharist with music and choir. It usually concludes before 11:00 a.m. and is followed by coffee hour in the Parish Hall. Read more
Wednesday, January 17:
Our Wednesday morning service at 9:00 a.m. is a Eucharist with healing prayers incorporated into the liturgy. It's quiet and perfect for communal prayer support. Read more
Sunday, January 21:
Sunday, January 21:
The 10:00 a.m. Choral Holy Eucharist is a Rite II Eucharist with music and choir. It usually concludes before 11:00 a.m. and is followed by coffee hour in the Parish Hall. Read more
Wednesday, January 24:
Our Wednesday morning service at 9:00 a.m. is a Eucharist with healing prayers incorporated into the liturgy. It's quiet and perfect for communal prayer support. Read more
Sunday, January 28:
Sunday, January 28:
The 10:00 a.m. Choral Holy Eucharist is a Rite II Eucharist with music and choir. It usually concludes before 11:00 a.m. and is followed by coffee hour in the Parish Hall. Read more
Wednesday, January 31:
Our Wednesday morning service at 9:00 a.m. is a Eucharist with healing prayers incorporated into the liturgy. It's quiet and perfect for communal prayer support. Read more
Wednesday, February 14:
Wednesday, February 14: