Funeral Fee Schedule
* This covers usage of the Sanctuary for the service and for the final viewing (typically 60-90 minutes prior to the service itself)
** For non-members desiring a fellowship meal after the funeral and committal, a caterer should be used who will prepare the dishes off-site. The stove in the church kitchen may be able to warm items, but no preparation or cooking should be done at the church. The church secretary can provide the contact information for a recommended caterer that is familiar with our guidelines. See Fellowship Hall Usage Guidelines for further details on the hall use.
$3.00 donation per person expected
Use of Fellowship Hall
Use of Sanctuary
Opening of the Grave
(Provided by Ladies in the Church)
$3.00 donation per person expected
St. John’s (Burry’s) United Evangelical Protestant Church Cemetery
New Sewickley Township, Beaver Co., PA
Rules, Regulations and Procedures
Governing Body- Church Council
1. The Trustees of the Church shall be responsible for the perpetual care of the
cemetery. “Perpetual Care” shall mean the general preservation of the grounds,
walks, roadways, boundaries and structures, to the end that said grounds shall remain
and be reasonably cared for as cemetery grounds forever. The Trustees shall be
responsible for hiring and supervising the necessary personnel to maintain perpetual
care. The Trustees shall also be responsible for the purchase and maintenance of
necessary equipment and machinery. Perpetual care shall be included in the purchase
of a lot not to include the opening or closing of a gravesite or the monument or
concrete base. Damage to a monument or base caused by vandalism or acts of nature
will not be part of the perpetual care.
2. There shall be two funds maintained: a Cemetery Fund and a Perpetual Care Fund.
Eighty percent (80%) of the sale of all graves and lots shall be entered into the
Cemetery Fund; Twenty percent (20%) shall be entered into Perpetual Care fund. All
dividends from monies invested shall be entered into the Cemetery Fund. The Church
Council shall elect a treasurer yearly to transact and record all cemetery monies. It is
the duty of the Church Council that all money received for Perpetual Care is legally
3. Council shall appoint three church members to serve as a Cemetery Committee. The
current Cemetery Treasurer will serve on this Committee. The Cemetery Committee
will be responsible for selling lots, grave reservations, keeping the records and
handling the financial business of the cemetery. The Council shall appoint one
member of the Cemetery Committee as the Sexton of the Cemetery. The Sexton, or
his appointee, shall attend all interments. All graves shall be opened under the
supervision of the Sexton after verifying the legal right of the deceased to be buried in
this Cemetery. The Sexton shall set or supervise the setting of all corner stones. He
shall supervise the placing of all foundations which shall be at least three (3) feet
deep of solid concrete.
4. Transfer of a lot or part thereof will be permitted only with the approval of the Church
Cemetery Committee. The transfer cannot be done for a profit above the original
purchase price. In the case of transfer the old deed must be submitted and a new
deed issued. Transfer fee will be $25.00. Members cannot purchase graves with the
intent to transfer to nonmembers.
5. Lots or part of lots that are not going to be used by owners may, with approval of the
total Cemetery Committee, be purchased back; the price will be the original purchase
price. The original deed or notarized proof of ownership must be submitted.
6. Lots shall be used for no other purpose than a place of burial for the human dead and
the erection of a monument to their memory. Monuments and inscriptions thereon
shall not be permitted if deemed improper or offensive by the Church Council.
Monument height shall be no more than 42 inches above ground level.
7. One casket, one casket and a cremation, or two cremations are permitted on an
individual grave site.
8. No spreading of ashes over the grounds will be permitted.
9. The Cemetery Committee will level and seed all new graves and will see that all
graves are kept level with the surface of the lot and must conform to the grade of the
10. If a headstone is marking a grave and a cremation is buried on top it may be marked
by a flat marker ground level in front of the headstone where flowers are usually
11. No footstones, fencings, edging, gravel, shrubbery or trees are allowed on any graves
or lots. Flowers may be placed only at a small area near the headstone, no more than
12 inches from the stone. Flowers, wreaths, and flags will be removed when, in the
opinion of the Trustees,
they become a detriment to the appearance of the grounds.
12. No electrical (solar) lighting, unsightly cans, pots or any glassware will be permitted
13. It is strictly prohibited to use the Cemetery lawn as a driveway, parking area or a place
to strew garbage and littler.
14. All temporary markers must be replaced within one year of the death with permanent
markers or headstone.