“The cemetery surrounds the church to show that the place of worship is simultaneously the place of burial. The whole congregation is gathered here, the church militant and triumphant, those who are still being tested and those whose trials are over.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Since the founding St. John’s (Hain’s) its cemetery has been the final resting place for members and residents of the surrounding community. Its long history has made the burial grounds and its records a valuable resource for those seeking to discover family histories. Some of the very first European men and women who settled this region rest here. 52 veterans of the Revolutionary War rest in peace near the Church’s western wall.
“The congregation beautifies this place, because here the bodies of the saints wait” D. Bonhoeffer
St. John’s (Hain’s) claims its burial grounds as a ministry. The congregation has accepted the responsibility for their well being. Each year it elects representatives to a Cemetery Board that oversee the day-to-day operations. The Church employs part time employees to maintain its grounds and records.
If you have any questions, please contact Tina Grindrod at 610-678-2163 or use the form below to email us.
Funeral Coordinator: Richard Gelsinger at 610-670-5387
Mail: St. John’s (Hain’s) Cemetery, 591 N. Church Rd., P.O. Box 148, Wernersville, PA 19565