Memorial & Funeral Services

Memorial GardenAs for me, I know that my Redeemer lives
and that at the last he will stand
upon the earth. 
After my awaking, he will raise me up;
and in my body I shall see God.
I myself shall see, and my eyes behold him
who is my friend and not a stranger.

The Book of Common Prayer p. 491

Church of Our Saviour offers memorial services both on- and offsite, along with pastoral support for the bereaved. We know that the death of a loved one can be a difficult time, and we are here to walk with you as you grieve this transition and celebrate a life.

We also encourage all of our members to prepare for their own memorial service in advance, which can help guide family members and friends through planning a liturgy in your memory. A form for this purpose is found in our Memorial Service booklet.

Needing to plan a memorial service? Download our full Memorial Service booklet, contact the parish office or call (415) 388-1907. We will be happy to assist you.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference between a memorial service and a funeral?

Generally, a body is present during a funeral, while a memorial service is offered following burial or cremation. We offer both services, depending on the wishes of the family.

Do you offer space for a reception following a memorial service or a funeral?

Yes, you are warmly invited to host your reception here at Church of Our Saviour following a memorial service. We also work with other reception venues in the area and can refer you to caterers for the reception.

Do you offer burial sites or columbarium space?

We work with local funeral homes, who offer burial sites and columbarium space. Church of Our Saviour also has a memorial garden for those whose remains are cremated. The remains are incorporated into memorial relicts that hang with markers on the memorial garden wall. The parish office has more details about our memorial garden.

Do you offer offsite memorials or funerals?

Yes. We are happy to work with families for offsite memorial services in many of the scenic spots in Marin or at a funeral home.

Do you offer burial services and services for the scattering of ashes?

Yes. These are tailored for each particular situation.



July 29th

Contemplative Prayer
11:30 am

August 12th

Adult Ed: Debriefing General Convention
11:30 am

August 21st

Mt. Carmel Hot Lunch Program
9:30 am
Greenwood School/Mt. Carmel

August 26th

Contemplative Prayer
11:30 am

August 26th

Ecumenical Service
1:30 pm
The Redwoods

September 5th

Youth & Family Ministries Meeting
2:00 pm
Fireside Room

September 23rd

Ecumenical Service
1:30 pm
The Redwoods

January 27th

Parish Annual Meeting
11:15 am

February 2nd

Vestry Retreat
9:00 am

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