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 2023, Cemetery Cleanup mornings are planned for May 27th, June 24th, and July 22nd from 9:00 am to 11:30 am. Everyone is welcome. Many hands make light work!
In 2022, Cemetery Cleanup mornings were held in the mornings of May 14th, June 18th, July 16th, October 22nd, and October 29th. In 2021, we held Cemetery Cleanups in mornings on May 15th, June 19th, July 17th, and October 30th. Thank you to everyone who came out to the cleanups, especially to the large group, who came out on October 30th. A big thank you as well to the 5th Tsartlip Scouts and Venturers, and the 1st Cedar Hill Scouts and Venturers for all their work raking leaves and cleaning up the cemetery on Remembrance Day. See pictures at this link.
In 2020, Cemetery Cleanups were held on Saturday mornings on May 30th, June 20th, and July 25th.. 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 to 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 Communications Coordinator by e-mail or phone the church office (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.