A Congregation of faith

Historic Shrewsbury Episcopal Parish

The Shrewsbury churchyard recorded its first burials in 1730. General John Cadwalader, whose epitaph. was written by Thomas Paine, is buried here. It has the unique distinction of being the final resting place for a veteran of every war fought by the United States of America, including both camps of the Civil War. Each year the Parish recognizes our veterans with a Homecoming Celebration and Service to honor these heroes and their families. 

The churchyard has been in continuous use since its inception. Review the guidelines and terms and conditions of burials, internment, and columbarium can be viewed here:

Shrewsbury Parish Old Cemetery Web Application

​For more information please contact: Cemetery Warden, Mr. Robert Busler rhbusler@gmail.com