The Garden of Remembrance
“I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die.”
John 11: 25 -26 (ESV)
About 2,000 years ago, Jesus was resurrected after taking His place on the cross to die for the sins of the world. He ransomed humanity not just from the wages of sin but also took away the sting of Death itself.
Christ’s work at Calvary and His promise of eternal life still offer solace not just for the dearly departed but also lend strength to the living that are left behind. In the face of our loss and bereavement, we are to cling on to the words of Jesus who said, “… take heart; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).
While the pain of losing a loved one is by no means lessened, families can hold fast to the hope that we will one day meet each other again in Christ’s presence.
As a measure of comfort to grieving families and to remind us of Christ’s promise of an eternal life, The Methodist Church in Singapore established The Garden of Remembrance, a Christian columbarium to house cremated remains of and to honour and remember our beloved deceased family and friends.
The Garden of Remembrance is designed to resemble a pair of open palms coming together in prayer. Clothed in an abundance of natural light, the building provides comfort and solace to all who pass through – a testament to God, the giver of comfort and peace, who through His goodness sustains us not only in this life but also for life eternal.
The various private balconies and terraces overlooking the lush greenery and tranquil surroundings offer families and loved ones a quiet and peaceful space for prayer and contemplation as they reflect on the memories of loved ones who have passed; drawing near to God and enjoying His presence.
With 30,000 niches built over four stories on a vast hectare of land, the Columbarium’s wide and breezy corridors and walkways offer a spacious divide between the niche blocks, giving families the comfort and privacy they need.
Single, double and premium niche options are available at The Garden of Remembrance. The premium niches allow family members and loved ones to be housed together in a shared area with fully customizable plaques to celebrate the lives of those who have passed.
Six fully air-conditioned spaces are also available for Christian funeral wakes and memorial services. Ranging from 1,000 to 2,250 sq feet with a seating capacity of up to 300 persons, the Chapel and memorial rooms of various sizes are available to cater to different needs.