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“I am Resurrection and I am Life, says the Lord. Whoever has faith in me shall have life, even though he die” (The Book of Common Prayer, 491). The proper colors for the burial service in the Episcopal Church are the same as those for Christmas and Easter: white and gold. The service is a reservoir for our grief, but it is likewise a celebration. We grieve for those we have lost, and we rejoice in the promise of new life. 

If you have questions about the burial service at St. Paul’s, please reach out to the church office at 919-467-1477. You may also contact any of the clergy

St. Paul’s Memorial Garden & Columbarium

The Memorial Garden is a place for the interment of ashes in simple dignity and in surroundings that proclaim our resurrection faith. The Memorial Garden is in an area adjacent to the southeast corner of the rear of the Chapel. An expansion of St. Paul’s Memorial Garden was completed in 2014, to include a columbarium, remembrance walls, and new slanted markers.

To reserve a niche in the Columbarium, to have a name engraved on a Remembrance Wall, or for questions about fees, contact the church office, stpauls@stpaulscary.org, or Jackie Straub, jmpstraub@aol.com.

Columbarium Niche Expansion Plan for 2023

The Memorial Garden Committee is pleased to report that the fundraiser for the Memorial Garden expansion project has raised $29,646.00! The generosity of St. Paul’s Parishioners is humbling. This will allow us to move forward with ordering the columbarium units which will add 90 niches to the Memorial Garden Columbarium. Based on the timeline from the manufacturer, we expect the units to be delivered sometime in the latter part of October or early November. Again, we are very grateful to those who donated to this project and to the Endowment Committee for its Endowment Grant. Stay tuned for further updates!