St. Christopher Burial Grounds
Adjacent to the Chapel of the Palms is a tranquil respite overlooking the North Edisto River where generations are connected, history is preserved, and loved ones are remembered through the burial of cremated remains.
A sacred and holy place
Saint Christopher Camp and Conference Center on Seabrook Island is a place of rest, restoration and renewal that holds significance in the lives of so many. It can also be your choice as a final resting place among the shaded dunes of the burial ground adjacent to the historic Chapel of the Palms. In 2013, an area was designated for the Christian burial of cremated human remains. Interment in this manner allows for enduring memorialization of the deceased, as well as providing for a place of visitation and prayer for friends and family.
The Burial Ground at St. Christopher is well defined by bordering boardwalks on three sides. It lies in front of the Chapel of the Palms which faces south toward the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the North Edisto estuary. Cremated remains are buried in natural cloth bags that have been fashioned from retired fair linens that were previously used for Holy Communion in sacramental worship. The place of burial in the burial ground is not marked, but a memorial plaque is placed inside of the Chapel of the Palms indicating the full name, date of birth and date of death of all of those buried at St. Christopher.
The presence of a plaque plays an important role in aiding friends and family with the grieving and healing processes that occur with the loss of a loved one.
Advance arrangements can be made for burial at St. Christopher by completing an Internment Agreement that remains on file at St. Christopher for the time that burial is needed. Immediate needs can also be arranged through use of the same agreement on behalf of the deceased. A single fee of $500 provides for burial which includes the preparation of the burial site, the preparation of the cremains for burial with the provision of a burial bag, and the brass memorial plaque. While clergy associated with St. Christopher may be able to officiate a simple graveside burial, this is not included since there is no guarantee of their availability.
The use of the Chapel of the Palms or other chapels located at St. Christopher are additional options for a full burial or memorial service in advance of the actual burial and committal of the cremated remains. Any use of the chapels is through existing reservation policies in place at the time of arrangement.
Temporary memorials of flowers or other items may be placed on the grave site, or in our chapels for as long as it does not interfere with other scheduled use. In most cases, this will be one week or less. We are happy to work with you on meeting your needs the best that we are able.
The serene area is perfect for year-round visitation and a welcoming place of remembrance. Call 843-768-0429 to arrange a complimentary consultation regarding our burial options.