Hope United Church in North Eastern Regional Missional Council of the United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands (UCJCI) has constructed a columbarium and created Hope Memorial Garden, which were dedicated in late February. The environmentally friendly Garden is powered by solar energy, and offers 24/7 access with seating capacity up to six visitors.

Construction had begun last August in a phased approach, and the first column was ready by January 2021, thanks to the dedication and skills of many church members and friends. The project is intended to be an income source for the church’s programmes and the vision is to construct four towers to house a total of 256 inurnments.