+ripraff Posted May 7, 2016 Share Posted May 7, 2016 (edited) When is a cemetery not a cemetery? I just found a church that has created a garden (2004) next to the church. It is expressly a memorial garden where ashes can be scattered of church members with permission. They will have bronze plaques with the names and dates. "The fees shall be reviewed and set annually in December by the Session and Trustees. The current fee is $ 450. Once payment is made there is no obligation for any further payment. Fees will be invested in a perpetual care fund. The fee covers: 1. scattering of ashes 2. Bronze name plate on plaque 3. recording in memorial book 4. maintenance and perpetual care of the garden (Does not cover the usual costs or honorariums for a funeral/memorial service)'" It certainly feels like a cemetery to me, but it is also a garden. It is a beautiful spot with flowers and bushes and benches. Seems like an interesting idea. Is this a new idea, or is it common? The church says it isn't a cemetery, but I think it is. Would this go under world wide cemeteries? Should it have a category? Has anyone else come across this? Edited May 7, 2016 by ripraff Quote Link to comment
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