Terrace Hill Cemetery is operated by the Parish of St. John in cooperation with the Truro Cemetery Corporation. It is operated according to the practices of the Anglican Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Purchase of lots and columbarium niches is restricted to Anglicans. However, holders of lots/niches have permission to inter loved ones of any denomination or faith in their plot or niche.
The cemetery is located on Kaulbach Street in Truro, Nova Scotia.
The Columbarium was placed in the Terrace Hill Cemetery August 2016.
This was a project that the Cemetery Committee talked about doing for
several years. The area is beautiful with mature trees,beautiful
terraces in the back ground. Parish parishioners now have another choice
of where they would like to be buried.
Contact Maria Murphy, our Cemetery Manager for more information.
Lots and niches are available as follows:
Additional opening/closing cost will not be known until time of burial. Niches will hold up to two cremations. Perpetual care is provided to lots in cooperation with Truro Cemetery Corporation (subject to change without notice)
Winter burial: From Dec 1 until April 15 no burials take place. Committal services are arranged in the spring in consultation with the funeral home, Rector of St. John's, and the Truro Cemetery Corporation.
Pastoral care at the time of death is an important part of the ministry provided by the parish of St. John. Our intention is to bring to the family and friends of the deceased person the assurance, comfort, and confidence of scripture-based Christian teaching and the best possible elements of pastoral care. We believe that a sound approach to the loss of a family member or friend will help those who are bereaved, not only at the immediate time of death and burial, but during the adjustment time that follows.
This commitment is founded in Anglican practice and affirmed in the guidelines set out by the Bishop of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. To accomplish the aims set out above, we offer the following guidelines for funeral arrangements involving the clergy and facilities of St. John's church: