Church Of Our Saviour
200 NW 3rd Street
Okeechobee, Florida
Memorial Garden  Church of Our Saviour Memorial Plaques 
Memorial Garden
Memorial PlaqueOur Memorial Garden was established in 1991 and currently contains the cremated remains of 28 parishioners, each marked by a plaque that is mounted in the church bell tower next to it.

The Vestry established the following guidlines with regard to the interment of a Church of Our Saviour parishioner's ashes:

  • The Memorial garden is reserved for members of the Church of Our Saviour and their immediate family members. The rector may make exceptions with special cause.

  • Only cremated ashes may be buried in the Memorial Garden, and the ashes known as cremains will be poured directly into the soil. No urns or containers will be permitted. When a person is interned in the Memorial Garden, it is a vivid enactment of “earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust.” Therefore, no spots are reserved and no marking of individual locations is permitted.

  • A plaque with name, year of birth, and year of death will be ordered by the church through our regular supplier to ensure consistency and proper fit.

  • There is a one time fee of $200 for internment in the Memorial Garden. This covers the cost of the plaque and the remainder goes into a permanent fund for the maintenance of the Garden. In cases of need, this fee may be reduced or waived at the discretion of the rector.

  • It is our intention that the Memorial Garden be maintained in it’s present location in perpetuity. However, in the unforeseen event that the area now designated as the Memorial Garden must be put to some other use it is understood that the church is free to do so. In this case, the ashes are considered to have returned to the soil and are no longer identifiable, so there would be no attempt to identify or move cremains.