Episcopal worship Sarasota Florida

Church of the Nativity
An Episcopal family, serving Jesus Christ and caring for one another

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Sola Dei Gloria Memory Garden

Who may have their ashes in the Garden?

bulletmembers of our parish, both active and inactive
bulletimmediate family of our members (spouse, children, parents residing with member)
bulletformer church members
bulletother Christians, at the discretion of the Rector and the Memory Garden Committee

Can I pre-plan my funeral and disposition?

Yes, we encourage pre-arrangements. Pre-planning builds peace of mind and assures that your own wishes are followed. This avoids later misunderstandings and stress for your loved ones.

What arrangements can I make?

A service can be held in the church or in the garden. In consultation with the Rector, you can specify the nature of the service, the music, or other special requests. Ashes may be interred as part of the service or at a later time. We allow only for ashes in the Memory Garden, no permanent containers. The name, year of birth, and year of death are displayed on bronze plaques mounted on large stone tablets in the Garden. These records are also kept in a Memory Garden Record Book that is maintained in the church office.

Cost for interment of ashes:

Member of parish (active or inactive)


Immediate family of member 


Former member 




Prepayment helps maintain the Garden. Hardship situations are decided by the Rector and the Garden Committee.

It is customary to provide honoraria for clergy and others who volunteer their time and talents for memorial services. Suggested donations:

Clergy  $150
Organist  $150
Sexton  $75
Soloist  $50 - $100

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Church of the Nativity
An Episcopal Family serving Jesus Christ and caring for one another
Office hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
5900 N. Lockwood Ridge Sarasota, Florida 34243-2523
Phone (941)355-3262 Fax (941)358-8930 In emergency: (941) 356-3497

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