St. John’s Episcopal Church
207 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401

St. Francis Memorial Garden and Columbarium

In 1999 St. John’s established a memorial garden and a columbarium, offering parishioners the opportunity for the burial of ashes on church grounds, which is an ancient practice in the church. The columbarium is built onto the south wall of the church and the adjacent garden provides a quiet and meditative space for visitors. There are beautiful plantings, and a statue of St. Francis overlooking a small pond.

If you would like to learn more about the columbarium, send an email to the church at and one of the Trustees will respond. And visit the garden anytime!