St. Peter's Lutheran Church Cemetery

Rules for Graves/Plots

Sale of Plots

  1. Lots and graves shall be sold hereafter by the cemetery secretary/treasurer, covered by a rate for Perpetual Care as set forth in the tariff of rates.
  2. For lots previously sold, with which provision for Perpetual Care has not been made, the payment of the changes set forth in the tariff of rates shall be made at the time of burial.
  3. Sale of plots is at the discretion of the Cemetery board.
  4. Price of lots, plots, and cremation interments shall be set out in the tariff of charges available from the church office, the cemetery board, and published in the annual reports.
  5. Location of reserved plots should only follow in line adjacent to the latest previous plot used or reserved.

Interment

  1. Notice of each interment to be made, shall be given to the person in charge of grave digging at least 48 hours previous thereto, except under special circumstances.
  2. Burial between November 15 and May 15 will be made at the discretion of the board.
  3. Nobody shall be moved or disinterred without the written consent of the local medical officer of health and the owner of the lot, except on an order from the court, or as provided in the Regulations under the Cemeteries Act.
  4. Vaults must be used in St. Peter's Lutheran Church Cemetery. A concrete or steel vault must be used.
  5. The number of cremations is 3 urns + 1 casket on a single plot or 4 urns without a casket on a single plot.
  6. The discretion of burials by the deed holder(s) and the plot(s) that they hold title to, can state who may be buried there. Where the title of the deed is unclear, the cemetery board will have the discretion for further burials.

Lots and Plots

  1. Each east and west row shall have only single, double, triple, or quadruple plots to accommodate the proper distance between markers.
  2. If any trees or shrubs situated in any lot shall have in the opinion of the board, become by means of their roots and their branches in any way, detrimental to the adjacent lots, or prejudicial to the general appearance of the grounds, the board may remove such trees, shrubs, or parts thereof.
  3. It is prohibited to erect borders, fences, railings, walls, and hedges in or around lots.
  4. No person shall do any work upon a burial lot without the permission of the cemetery board.

Markers

  1. Markers are to be no closer to each other than 12 inches, except by the permission of the cemetery board.
  2. Markers erected for or by the lot owners shall be set upon concrete foundations that are full size for the entire depth. The depth shall by 4 feet up to the ground level only and extend 6 inches beyond the base of the marker on all sides.
  3. Height of stones in new cemetery shall be no higher than 41 inches above grade level. This will be strictly enforced. Any questions about the size of monuments, please contact a cemetery board member before ordering a monument.
  4. Memorial tags shall be placed at the bottom rear corners of the marker. Tags shall not exceed 3 inches in width and 1 inch in height. 
Rules for Columbarium

Sale of niches

  1. Niches shall be sold by the cemetery secretary/treasurer, covered by a rate for Perpetual Care as set forth in the tariff of rates.
  2. Sale of niches will be at the discretion of the Cemetery board.
  3. The price of niches shall be set out in the tariff of charges available from the church office, cemetery board, and published in the annual reports.

Interment

  1. Notice of each interment to be made shall be given of at least 48 hours previous thereto, except under special circumstances.
  2. Interment year round is at the discretion of the board.

Plaques

  1. Bronze vase end plaques with full dates must be used and purchased through the Cemetery Board.
  2. Memory plaques can be purchased through the Cemetery Board to be placed on the side of the columbarium.
  3.  The price of bronze vase end plaques and memorial plagues shall be set out in the tariff of
    charges available from the church office, cemetery board, and published in the annual reports. 
Additional Information
Additional Rules and Regulations
  1. Children under the age of 12 years are not permitted on the cemetery grounds except when in the company of an adult, who shall be responsible for their good conduct.
  2. No person shall leave or deposit rubbish or debris on Cemetery grounds save and except in the proper receptacles provided.

Final Information

  1. Subject to the provisions of the Cemeteries Act and all governmental laws and regulations, the Church Council of St. Peter's Lutheran Church shall have the authority to set all fees and charges for interment rights in the Cemetery.
  2. All requests for service shall be made to the Cemetery Chairperson or designate in care of St. Peter's Lutheran Church office at 6671A Perth Line 44, RR1, Bornholm, Ontario N0K 1A0.