Interment of cremains in the Hope Memorial Garden may be for current and former members and their loved ones, current and former staff, and at the discretion of the pastoral staff.
Written pre-arrangements for cremation, memorial services, and interment of cremains in the Hope Memorial Garden are not required, but pre-planning with a Hope pastor and the family is highly encouraged.
Cremation is performed by a crematory licensed by the state of Texas or by a crematory meeting the standards of a Texas license. There are no other state requirements other than those for cremation because Hope Presbyterian Church is a private property.
Containers for a loved one’s remains are not used. Ashes are poured into the ground. Hope Presbyterian church has a container, available through Cook Walden Chapel of the Hills, which may be used for interment services.
Once cremains are placed they will remain in the Hope Memorial Garden and cannot be removed. The cremains may not be placed in a particular spot. The family of the interred does not have any property rights in the Hope Memorial Garden. Property rights are retained by Hope Presbyterian Church.