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3112 Kennett Pike

P.O. Box 3892
Wilmington, DE 19807
Office: 302 652-5065

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WEDDINGS & FUNERALS

"Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never fails." 1 Corinthians 13

 

 

 

A wedding is a blessing upon a couple and an act of worship to God. 

The Service

The marriage service is one of the great services of the Christian Church and we look forward with joy to working with couples to arrange a service that is right for them.

The marriage service is, of course, an act of worship. It is an occasion in which, in the context of the praise of God, the wisdom and counsel of the Scriptures, and the power of prayer, two persons exchange promises and seek God's blessing on their union.

Weddings at Green Hill Presbyterian Church will be performed for members of the church and their families as well as friends of the church.

What You Need To Know

Additional information and guidelines, including fees, can be obtained from the link to our Wedding Brochure below or by contacting the church.

     Wedding Brochure

All couples must fill out an application and mail it to the church at 3112 Kennett Pike, PO Box 3892, Wilmington, DE 19807 or scan and email to the church at info @ greenhillpres.org. Please see application below.

 

     Wedding Application

Whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. Romans 14

The Cemetery

The Green Hill Cemetery is an historic private burial location with its beginnings in 1848. Available plots are open for purchase by church members and family.  

 

To contact our Cemetery Superintendent regarding a burial, please call  (703) 217-2885.  If there is no answer, please leave a message.  This number is closely monitored and your message will be responded to as soon as possible. If you have questions regarding existing burial plots or records, please contact the church office at (302) 652-5065.

For A Funeral 

To inquire about the use of the sanctuary for a funeral, please contact the church or call the office at 302-652-5065.

 

The Unknown Drummer Boy

Stirling family members have been buried in our cemetery through an association with Green Hill Presbyterian church that goes back to its earliest days in 1849. Our cemetery contains a small gravestone, shown in the photograph, which simply says Unknown Drummer Boy 1861 - 65. This young drummer boy was probably an orphan or a relative of a Civil War soldier. As was the case during the War, many boys served in the military and were often in units which provided marching cadence via bugles, fifes, and drums. Whoever this boy was, he took ill during the time he was in Delaware. With no one else to take him in, Stirling family ancestors, who ran a local general store, did just that. They tried to help the little drummer boy, but sadly, he died of his illness.


Family lore says the boy was 9 years old when he died. At Stirling family expense, this young boy was laid to rest in our new Green Hill Cemetery where his memorial marker is tended with flowers, American flags, and occasionally candles, to this day. The Stirling General Store was likely located in Montchanin, Delaware near the Green Hill Church and cemetery.

Evelyn Williams 06-26-2019
From information supplied by Thomas L. Stirling when he visited Green Hill Church from his home in Honolulu, Hawaii, on June 2, 2013.