Rutherford & East Maitland Columbarium

What is a Columbarium?

A Columbarium is a wall of niches to hold the ashes of loved ones. The Rutherford and East Maitland Parishes each have a Columbarium annexed to their church. For further information please contact the Parish Office or download the forms on this page.

Rutherford Terms & Conditions
East Maitland Terms & Conditions

Placing of Ashes

At the completion of the funeral service the body is cremated. A short time later, the Crematorium will contact the family and advise them that the ashes are available for collection. The family will then contact our Parish to arrange final interment of ashes in the reserved Columbarium niche. A ceremony can be performed as part of the interment OR the family can be advised after interment is completed.

Reservation of a Niche

The Applicant has the option of reserving a niche for intended use by either themselves or others. Reservation process:

  • Complete Application
  • Source further information from Parish if needed
  • Application approval process (admin)
  • Pay fee on approval of Application.
Rutherford Columbarium Application
East Maitland Columbarium Application

Pricing

Rutherford

The fee payable on approval of application is $440.00 including GST. This fee covers reservation and the placement of the ashes. The sealing of the niche cost is $55.00

East Maitland

The fee payable on approval of application is $550.00 including GST. This fee covers reservation and the placement of the ashes. The sealing of the niche cost is $55.00

Plaque Design

The plaques will be of standard dimensions set by the parish. The words and symbols on the plaque will also be in accordance with guidelines provided by the parish. The cost of plaques and the inscription is to be paid by the representative of the deceased. The inscribed plaque is required to be produced before interment. This process can be done by completing the plaque application and returning it to the parish office. The cost of the plaque is dependent upon the wording on the plaque.

Rutherford Columbarium Plaque Form
East Maitland Columbarium Plaque Form

Enquiries

For more information on the reservation and availability of niches, please contact the Parish Office.

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