The Christ Church Memorial Garden was dedicated on October 4th, 1998. It was designed by Jean Webb to incorporate the public nature of the churchyard into the naturally more reflective atmosphere of a memorial space. By using a variety of textures and colors in the plants used, Jean aimed to make the garden beautiful in every season, and it is a testament to her skill and the vision of the Garden Committee of the time that people from the community and parish alike use and admire the grounds at all times of the year. The Celtic cross that stands in front of the parish hall was added to the garden in 2005. It was carved by St. Albert sculptor Gerry Nason based on a design at Seabury Western Theological Seminary. It incorporates a number of symbols for God’s eternal nature, and acts as a comfort and reminder of God’s presence and love. The Garden’s continuing beauty and growth is thanks to a dedicated contingent of volunteers who plant, weed and tend with love and care each summer. We look forward to another exciting year and to seeing what God has in store for this beautiful space in the years to come.
See below for our upcoming events:
SEPTEMBER 23RD | 4 P.M.
Come for wine, cheese and fellowship in the Garden. Tickets are $25 each and will go to support the ongoing maintenance of the Garden. Why not invite a friend or neighbour to enjoy the space and get to know the church community?
FRIDAYS IN JULY & AUGUST | 5 P.M.
This summer we will invite our neighbours to join us every Friday in the garden for a free barbeque and time of fellowship, fun and games.
Memorial Service and Celebration of Life
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH | 10 A.M.
On this day we will remember by name all those whose remains are in the garden. We will give thanks for their lives and remember them alongside their family members who will be invited to attend this service.