A “Living” Graveyard
An overview of the Graveyard can be found here.
The newest feature of the Graveyard is the Heritage Rose Meditation Garden. Information about the HRMG can be found here.
Many people ask us if there are still plots available in our historic cemetery. Although full burial plots are no longer available, the church offers several options for the burying of cremains. Inquiries may be made in the Church Office.
On the first weekend of May, Christ Church holds its annual “History Weekend” in conjunction with Old Monmouth Weekend tour. In addition to seeing this beautiful historic structure, visitors can view a number of historical treasures from our parish’s archives.
Costumed Graveyard Tours
Costumed parishioners portray various persons buried in the cemetery, sharing their own particular history with the tour groups. Special speakers, such as Dr. Richard Veit of Monmouth University, give lectures on pertinent topics.
Memorial Day Service
The parish will hold its annual reading of the veterans interred in the graveyard on the Sunday before Memorial Day after the 10 a.m. service. These veterans span the eras from the French and Indian War to World War II. This event will occur about 11 a.m. in the churchyard at the southeast corner of the church. There will be a short performance of patriotic songs. Refreshments served afterwards in the parish hall.
The list of Graveyard Veterans can be found here.