All Saints Anglican Parish now has a quiet outdoor place for its grieving members to pray and meditate.
Its new memorial garden was dedicated in a ceremony with the Most Rev. Walter H. Grundorf, presiding bishop of the Anglican Province of America, during his annual visit to the parish on Trinity Sunday, June 3. The memorial garden cross was part of the original All Saints Church building and was made by one of the early members of the church. David Boylston, people's warden, orchestrated the garden's construction and fashioned garden benches from the leftover tongue-and-groove wood from the ceiling of the All Saints church building.
"Our Memorial Garden will provide a long-lasting resting place for members and their families,' wrote the Rev. David Haines, All Saints' priest. "It will be a place to seek comfort and peaceful contemplation and will provide survivors and loved ones the quiet opportunity to grieve and reflect."
- Amanda Greene