The historic heritage of our cemetery is accentuated by the serene, wooded setting of gentle hills and a stream. In continuous use since 1811, the ten-acre preserve currently serves as the final resting-place for more than 1300 people. The oldest gravesites are located to the east of the sanctuary near the edge of the property. Later sections to be used move back, then across behind the church and gradually further to the north. Even today, sites are available near the stream and in the areas overlooking it and continuing up the hill. The large section at the top of the rise and the sizable section beyond will provide peaceful final resting places for many years to come.
If you have any questions or would like help with burial arrangements, please contact our Church Office at (215)862-2440.
Visiting the Cemetery
The cemetery grounds are open from dawn until dusk. We ask that when you visit the cemetery be mindful of the fact that this is a special place for those wo have loved ones buried here. Visiting the cemetery to pay your respects or tour the grounds is encouraged. We even provide a self-guided tour booklet in the church office which includes a map of the grounds and additional historic information. Since this is a place of rest, we do not permit picnicking, partying, and activities that are disruptive to the peaceful atmosphere or mar the appearance of the Cemetery.
Loved ones often leave flowers, flags and other decorations at the gravesite of their family and friends. Please note that flowers and other decorations that are left at the graves will be removed by the Cemetery Maintenance Staff within a reasonable period of time. This way, we can preserve the appearance of the grounds and prepare for upcoming holidays and events.
Sale of GRAVESITES
Currently, due to space limitations, new grave sales are offered only to current members of Thompson Memorial Presbyterian Church. If your family had purchased a plot in the past, we are happy to work with you for future burials.