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Buildings and Grounds

         

OUR GROUNDS

St. Mary’s property is comprised of three buildings and a memorial garden. Our gothic style church is in the center of town. A columbarium offers the parishioners the option of inurnment in the church.  To the left of the church is Hart Hall. This building was previously a residence and erected at the end of the 19th century. Hart Hall houses the Rector and Secretary’s offices, the Thrift Shop, and meeting space. Our Parish Hall is located behind the church and houses a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, the food pantry, and bathrooms. Five years ago, St. Mary’s purchased adjoining property, thanks in large part to the contribution of a parishioner.  

Our memorial garden is an honored place of reverence. Ashes of departed loved ones are interred there. In response to an Eagle Scout project, a young parishioner preserved St. Mary’s history and offered our deceased members sacred space by indicating burial places with ground markers. The garden also houses a beautiful stone sitting area adorned with carved benches, a statue of St. Francis, and a pathway of memorial and honor bricks that parishioners have given as special remembrances.  

                                                 

The garden is often the site for outside liturgies.