History of the Cemetery
On August 16, 1765, the German Lutherans of “Merrion Township” banded together to purchase land for a place of worship and burial ground for “German Protestants, German Reformed, and Lutherans, conjointly.”
The earliest tombstone in the colonial section is that of M. Smith who died on November 27, 1765.
In 1809, the trustees purchased another 1/4 acre of burial ground, and 19 years later a wall was built enclosing the cemetery. Burial permits were first sold in 1833.
A Community Cemetery since 1765
St. Paul’s Cemetery opened its gates to the community in 1765 and has remained one of the Main Line’s most beautiful and historic final resting places.
Lots are available from a single grave to full lots – four graves. Perpetual care is included in the purchase price of the lot. For purchase or information, please contact the church office at 610-642-3211 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full Lot Members Non-Members
4 Graves $7075 $7275
3 Graves $5090 $5290
2 Graves $3250 $3450
1 Grave $1785 $1985
*Information reflects prices as of February 8, 2018. Prices are subject to change.
Cremation Garden * $1025 $1225
* Perpetual Care is included in prices
* A 72 hour notice is required for all burials.
Burial Opening Charges Weekdays
Same rate applies for an 8′ or 6′ grave opening: $1650
Burials after 3:00PM on a weekday — Saturday Rate applies
Burial Opening Charges Saturday
Same rate applies for an 8′ or 6′ grave opening: $1850
Burials after 3:00 pm on a Saturday–Sunday Rate applies
Burial Opening Charges Sundays, Legal and Religious Holidays
Same rate applies for an 8′ or 6′ grave opening: $2050
Burial of Cremated Remains
Saturdays $975.00 plus overtime listed below
Sundays, Legal and Religious Holidays
$1175.00 plus overtime listed below
*As of January 1, 2010 the cemetery requires an urn vault for all cremation burials.
Overtime paid to cemetery staff
Sundays, Legal and Religious Holidays $400.00
Memorial Company Permit Fee $50.00
(inscriptions, cleaning and stone resetting)
$1.30 per square inch, $350.00 minimum foundation charge
VFW Markers Installed
Flush Granite or Marble 2’ X 1’ $75.00
Flush Bronze Setting Fee $110.00
Upright Granite or Marble Monolith $140.00
*Flush Bronze markers require a concrete or granite base.
The customer must contact the monument dealer for the base.
Deed Transfers / Replacement $75.00
Record Research (genealogy) $75.00 per hour
(minimum deposit of $75 dollars must be paid prior to the start of research)
Cemetery Office Hours
Monday through Thursday – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 12 noon
For burial records go to http://www.lowermerionhistory.org/burial/lutheran to view the records for St. Paul’s Cemetery.