A Community of Faith in the Jupiter, Tequesta and Hobe Sound Area



The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd

"We Have A Place For You."

A rendering of the Good Shepherd Columbarium / Memorial Garden

The death of a loved one is a time of sadness and grief, but as Christians, we know it is also a time to celebrate the life of that person.  Funeral or memorial services for communicants of the parish are customarily held in the church and may include the celebration of the Holy Eucharist.  Those wishing to leave advance instructions concerning a living will, funeral and burial are encouraged to speak with the clergy. 

As we are reminded in the Book of Common Prayer, the death of a member of the Church should be reported as soon as possible to the clergy.  

The following is a very basic list of actions that may be taken, and other considerations regarding the planning of a funeral or memorial service: 

  • Contact clergy (561-746-4674) 
  • Meet with the Rector to discuss detailed aspects of the service
  • Talk with Altar Guild and St. Martha's Guild regarding flowers and hospitality, respectively
  • Music considerations: organist, soloist, etc.
  • Programs details
  • Holy Eucharist 
  • Interment
  • Reception

The Good Shepherd Columbarium / Memorial Garden

The purpose of the Memorial Garden is to provide for church members and their families who choose cremation a place on our church grounds for the interment of their cremated ashes.  The area consists of niches for one or two urns and has a granite plaque giving the name(s) of the deceased and the dates of birth and death. Please see the links at the right for the brochure, price list, terms and conditions and a printable application.  

Funerals/Memorial Services