Community Resource: St. Luke’s Cemetery 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.
Cemetery Cleanups: In 2021, we held Cemetery Cleanup mornings on Saturday, May 15th, and Saturday, June 19th, from 9:00 am to 11:30 am, with a third cleanup morning planned for Saturday, July 17th.
In 2020, we held Cemetery Cleanup mornings on Saturday, May 30th, Saturday, June 20th, and Saturday, July 25th from 9:00 am to 11:30 am. In 2019, Cemetery Tours, Cleanup mornings, and Open Houses were held on two Saturdays (May 25th and June 22nd). We invite and welcome volunteers from the community at these cleanups. Community members are also welcome to help by cleaning graves at other times which fit their schedules.
More Information: If you would like to learn more about St. Luke's Cemetery and the people buried in it, 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.
Map and Aerial View of the Cemetery: See the downloads below.