Rite of Burial

One of the most significant and moving rites of the church is the Rite of Burial. The occasion of a funeral or memorial service provides an opportunity for friends and family to gather and give thanks for a life and to grieve.


It is the holy privilege of St. Paul’s Parish, staff and clergy to be present with families as they grieve the loss of loved ones.


Please contact the parish office as soon as possible The death of a member of the Church should be reported as soon as possible to, and arrangements for the funeral should be made in consultation with the Rector.


St. Paul's offers Columbarium niches for interment of cremains. Located in our tranquil Memorial Garden, these Columbarium offer a final resting place for members and former members of record and immediate family. Please consult us if you are interested in purchasing a Columbarium niche. St. Paul's also has a designated area within the Memorial Garden courtyard for cremains of persons who choose to have their ashes distributed or buried rather than placed in a niche. 

1116 23rd Avenue

Meridian, MS 39301




Monday thru Thursday • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Friday • 8 a.m. to noon

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Principal Photography: Mark Davis, St. Paul's Member

Design: Kim Gianakos, St. Paul's Member

St. Paul’s is a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi, the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion.

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Mission Statement
St. Paul’s mission is to support and encourage one another in living out our baptismal vows and to share God’s unconditional love with the broader community.

Statement of Inclusion
“This is the Lord’s house, home of all his people, school for the faithful, refuge for the sinner, rest for the pilgrim, haven for the weary; all find a welcome.” (Hymn 51; Verse 4)

Core Values
• Worship
• Serve Christ and neighbors
• Celebrate the blessings of life
• Grow in the knowledge and love of Christ