In St John's Cemetery cremation has become very common, and a columbarium provides niches 12 x 12 x12 inches to hold 2 urns in each niche.
A special vestry was held on May 2, 2021 at Church of the Ascension which approved the purchase of the second columbarium. The Diocesan Council of the Incorporated Synod of the Diocese of Toronto has now also approved the purchase. Installation is expected this fall. The new columbarium will have 48 niches.
The picture shows on the left the bell from St John’s Church. The existing columbarium is in the middle. Behind, just visible, is the concrete pad for the new columbarium.