“Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.”
What is a columbarium?
A columbarium is a structure comprised of a group of compartments known as “niches” designed to hold cremation urns. Each niche usually accommodates one or two urns. Traditionally each columbarium niche has an individual facing stone made of polished granite.
The columbarium is retained within a wall (a housing structure) that is constructed of building materials complementary to the existing architecture of the church, allowing the project to look as if it is an intended part of the physical plant.
The West lounge area of the Lower Narthex was selected as the location to house an interior columbarium. This sacred undercroft below the sanctuary affords a quiet, peaceful, meditative location for family members and all others to visit and pay tribute to loved ones in a private, less public location. It is close to the Lower Narthex Chapel and can be made accessible.
- Christianity and Cremation
- Central’s Columbarium
- Rules and Procedures
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Columbarium brochure