History and Purpose
The Memorial Rose Garden at St. Andrew’s Church, Wellesley, was created in 1998 to be a resource for members of the parish, their family and friends. Thanks to the generosity of many parishioners, this resource will be available for many generations to come.
As the governing body of the parish, the Vestry is responsible for establishing rules and regulations for the use of the Memorial Rose Garden, for reviewing them periodically, and for informing the parish in a timely manner of amendments to any of these policies. For a fuller description of the policies governing the use of the Memorial Rose Garden, please ask the Wardens, members of the Vestry or any member of the Church staff.
The Church operates under the direction of its Vestry and Rector, and the Memorial Rose Garden is a part thereof. The Vestry, in turn, has delegated to Administrators certain powers to supervise and care for the Memorial Rose Garden. The Administrators will be responsible for its continuing care, which includes ordinary maintenance and repair of the Memorial Rose Garden so as to maintain an atmosphere of serenity.
The Administrators will be responsible for its continuing care, which includes ordinary maintenance and repair of the Memorial Rose Garden so as to maintain an atmosphere of serenity.
Eligibility and Costs
The use of the Memorial Rose Garden for interment of ashes is available to members or former members of the parish, members of their immediate families, and to those approved by the Vestry. Eligibility for interment is subject to the approval of the rector and wardens, or a majority of the administrators, or majority approval of the vestry.
The Church requests $500 for interment in the Memorial Rose Garden to maintain the grounds and burial records of those interred in the Memorial Rose Garden and to have their name engraved on the memorial stone.
In certain cases, the Church may permit honorary interment without charge with right to continuing care in the Memorial Rose Garden. Please feel free to speak to the clergy about any concerns regarding the donation.