St. Luke's Historic Cemetery

St. Luke's Historic Cemetery

St. Luke’s Cemetery is a community resource. It is one of Victoria’s earliest church burial grounds and the final resting place of many Cedar Hill, Lake Hill and Gordon Head pioneers as well as others who settled in the area. The first recorded interment was in 1886, although there were likely unrecorded burials prior to that. Many people in the Greater Victoria area have parents, grandparents and great-grandparents buried in St. Luke’s Churchyard.

Monthly cleanups take place on Saturday mornings in the spring and summer when volunteers spend several hours working to tidy the cemetery. Watch for details on the cleanup mornings on the events page. Volunteers from the community are invited and welcomed. Volunteers stop partway through the morning for refreshments and a time to chat.

For information about St. Luke's Cemetery and the people buried there, please contact the Church Office by e-mail or phone 250-477-6741. The office is open between 9 am and 12 noon, Monday to Friday. 

Below are a map and aerial view of the cemetery.

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Spring Cleanup Time in St. Luke's Cemetery

Spring has sprung in St. Luke’s Cemetery. The snowdrops are blooming on the hillside in the cemetery with the daffodils soon to follow. The Christmas arrangements still on the graves are now looking out of place. If... Read More

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Family Members and Friends Gathered for a Service of Remembrance

Family members and friends of veterans buried in St. Luke's churchyard came together on Sunday, November 5th for a Service of Remembrance. Remembrance pots filled with rosemary and a Canadian flag were assembled by... Read More