special place to remember loved ones.
Glen Eden Memorial Park built and administers The Redeemer
Columbarium at Lutheran Church of The Redeemer in Birmingham,
where the increased preference for cremation has made
it possible to renew the age-old tradition of burial
of church members on church property.
The Columbarium is an arrangement of niches into which
an urn, containing cremated remains is permanently placed.
This contemplative, brick-finished Columbarium Garden
was built to compliment the façade of the church
building, which itself is modeled after the Martha-Mary
Chapel at Greenfield Village.
Featuring elegant trees, flowering shrubs and benches
for visiting family and friends, the focal point of
the Garden area is a majestic bronze sculpture of Christ
Principally for members of the Lutheran Church of the
Redeemer, the columbarium is also open to all Christians,
as is Glen Eden.
Where Memories Endure
The walls of the Redeemer Columbarium Garden, located
to the west of the church sanctuary, contain cremation
niches with facings of rich, red granite. Affixed to
the granite are bronze plaques engraved with inscriptions
of the deceased.
The majority of the spaces at the Redeemer Columbarium
are companion niches, designed for the permanent placement
of two urns of cremated remains. There are also a limited
number of individual niches for single purchasers.
Members Whose Final Resting Place is Elsewhere:
A Cenotaph at Redeemer
Church of the Redeemer also provides a wonderful way
to memorialize members whose remains are not on church
grounds. The cenotaphs are bronze plaques, cast with
family and individual names, and located within the
Potential Tax Advantage
A portion of the fee for each niche space is being contributed
to Lutheran Church of the Redeemer. This portion of
the total cost may be tax deductible as a charitable
contribution to the church. You should consult your
tax advisor about receiving a charitable deduction.