Columbarium

Northminster has a new Columbarium where families may place the cremated remains of a loved one upon his or her death. It allows Church members to have their final resting place in the environs of the Church which has been an important part of their lives. The Columbarium is a serene place of beauty and dignity where loved ones can visit, and it provides a spiritual site for reflection.

The Columbarium consists of two attractively constructed brick and granite walls with individual compartments called “niches” where urns containing cremated remains may be placed. Each niche has a granite faceplate for engraving names and dates. The Columbarium is located on the West side of the Church near the entrance to the Chapel and is landscaped to enhance its privacy.

In addition to the niches, the Columbarium has a Memory Wall where families may place a plaque in memory of a loved one who may be interred in a cemetery or other location.

 

Northminster added a Columbarium because more people are opting for cremation over traditional burial in a cemetery. Today almost half of people who die in the United States are cremated. Cremation and inurnment in a Columbarium can provide a considerable cost savings over a traditional funeral and burial in a cemetery.

Niches in the Columbarium may be reserved before death. Each niche will accomodate two urns which may be purchased from any source. Northminster offers a bronze urn supplied by Eickhof Columbaria.

 

The links below provide additional information on the Columbarium, including pricing and forms for reserving a niche, purchasing a Memory Wall plaque or urn, and ordering engraving. If you have questions, please contact Nancy Sala at the Church, (317) 251-9489.

Columbarium Rules

Price List

Application for Niche

Application for Memory Wall Plaque

Engraving Order Form

Urn Order Form

Niche Availability Chart

Columbarium Dedication Service

 

 

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