Episcopal Church of the Nativity

Greenwood, Mississippi

Nativity Memorial Garden

Beard + Riser assisted the Episcopal Church of the Nativity with a memorial garden and columbarium. 

The purpose of memorial garden included providing a columbarium entrance wall off of Church Street.  The wall facing the street was inscribed with a Biblical passage, as a note to those entering the courtyard of the sacred nature of the space.  The courtyard was updated with new brick pavers and edging, raised planting beds, and a water fountain.  

A new ADA walk and entrance nearer the sanctuary were designed to be a transition from a rebuilt archway that connects the vesting rooms to the chancel.

Beard and Riser's design transformed a forgotten part of our church into a stunning and functional prayer garden.  They adapted to our needs throughout the process, and the result is a sacred space that creatively reflects our history while meeting the emerging needs of the present.  -  Rev. Peter Gray

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