Over 20 ago, the Meadowbrook congregation of the United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands envisaged the need to acquire a burial site outside of the congested Kingston Metropolitan region. The entire United Church later embraced this vision. It culminated in 1994 with the establishment of Meadowrest Memorial Gardens, a project owned and continues to be operated by the United Church.
The Gardens are in the Red Pond/Frasers Content/Whittaker's Mountain area, off the St. John's Road in St. Catherine on 55 acres of rolling countryside of natural beauty, in rustic but easily accessible terrane.
The business office is approximately situated in the building which houses the Synod Administrative Office of the United Church at 12 Carlton Crescent, Kingston and in the same general compound as Webster Memorial United Church. Available to persons of all denominations and the public, the facilities include single and double vaults and urn vaults for the in-earth interment of ashes.
A modern, spacious chapel with a capacity of over 200 provides the option for persons interring the remains of loved ones in the Gardens of holding funeral or thanksgiving services near the place of interment. Meadowrest provides Internment Data Cards to bereaved families to identify the specific vaults in which loved ones are interred.
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