“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) Church, 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. Fifty-eight 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 its 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. Click here to see our Rules and Regulations.
We do have grave sites and lots available for purchase. Contact us for more information.
If you have any questions, please contact Tina Grindrod at 484-258-9544 or use the form below to email us.
Mail: St. John’s (Hain’s) Cemetery, 591 N. Church Rd., Wernersville, PA 19565