Funeral & Memorial Services

Funerals and memorial services are services of worship conducted in witness to the resurrection and in celebration and remembrance of a life that has ended. Such services usually include praise and thanksgiving to God for the gift of a life, affirmation of our trust in God’s gift of life eternal in Jesus Christ, words of comfort to those who mourn, and the remembering of the life that has ended.

Services are conducted for all members of The Georgetown Presbyterian Church and their immediate family (generally parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, siblings and children). In special circumstances, funerals or memorial services may be conducted for non-member Christians.

Funerals and memorial services are most appropriately conducted in the sanctuary or chapel of the church. Burial or internment of ashes can take place before or after the service. The Georgetown Presbyterian Church has a columbarium where urns can be interned. Members may purchase a niche for themselves at any time, or for a loved one at the time of death.

To arrange for a funeral or memorial service or to discuss purchasing a niche, please contact the church office at 202-338-1644 or

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