If you are reading this page because you have recently lost a loved one, we are so very sorry for your loss. Please accept our sympathies. It is our sincere hope we may be of some assistance and comfort at this time.

Jesus says in the Gospel of John:
‘Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’

Our hope for you at this time is that through Jesus you will indeed be comforted and your hearts will not be troubled.

If you haven’t already done so, you need to make contact with a Funeral Director.

At St Mary’s, we have a great deal of experience in conducting and planning funeral and memorial services. We have held large public funeral services for public figures, as well as smaller intimate gatherings for dearly loved family members.

If you would like to speak to the Minister about arranging a funeral service, please phone the church office (02) 9389 3077 or email office@stmaryswaverley.org.au

Columbarium

The Saint Mary’s Columbarium and Memorial Garden is a place set aside for the respectful interment of the cremated remains of deceased loved ones.
It was established in 1957 and is situated immediately behind the church on the northern side. There is a boundary wall of niches in addition to a tranquil memorial garden. There is always visitor access available to the columbarium. People are also welcome to enter the church for quiet reflection and prayer when the church is open.

If you would like to enquire about interring the ashes of a loved one in the columbarium or you are seeking to locate a loved one in the Columbarium please phone the church office (02) 9389 3077 or email office@stmaryswaverley.org.au

Columbarium