The death of a member of the church should be reported as soon as possible
to the church office so that arrangements for the funeral can be made. You may call the parish office at 860-482-6027. She will assist you with the process of planning your loved one's memorial service or funeral, provide suggestions for lessons and music, provide pastoral support and address other concerns. The Burial Office from the Book of Common Prayer is used, including Communion, if desired. Some Parishioners make advance arrangements for their own funerals, keeping them on file at the church. It can be a great comfort to family members and other loved ones to know your wishes for your service.
The memorial garden at Trinity Church is intended as a place of tranquility, peace and natural beauty. In 1985, the Memorial Garden Committee chose the courtyard on Prospect Street, with its lush bed of pachysandra and other plantings, as its site. The courtyard has a bench and Celtic cross under the Kousa Dogwood tree, as well as a sitting area of benches in its quietest, northeast corner.
It is the policy of Trinity Church to inter cremains (ashes) directly into the earth (“earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust”). We do not bury urns or other containers, nor use a columbarium with niches where urns may be kept.
Arrangements for the interment of ashes in the Memorial Garden are made through consultation with the Priest-in-Charge. The Building Warden oversees the Memorial Garden and grounds while the Garden Guild takes the care and maintenance of the garden.
When Friends and Loved Ones Pass
Trinity Memorial Garden
Trinity Episcopal Church 220 Prospect Street, Torrington, CT 06790 Phone 860. 482.6027 Email Trinity.Parish.House@snet.net