Located on a high mesa in San Diego County, Glen Abbey Memorial Park & Mortuary has been providing funeral and cemetery services since 1924. The altitude of Glen Abbey is in keeping with the centuries old tradition and desire to bury and memorialize our loved ones in a high place.
One of the park's better known features is the Little Chapel of the Roses, a nonsectarian chapel built in 1925. The chapel is an exact scale replica of Lord Tennyson's chapel in Somersby, England. A circular-stained glass window positioned over the alter illustrates a verse of Tennyson's 'Crossing the Bar.' A second massive-stained glass window depicts, 'The Resurrection,' complemented by amber sky lights, live singing canaries and living floral arrangements which change with the seasons. The Little Chapel of the Roses is truly symbolic of our trademark, 'Where Memory Lives in Beauty.'
People travel from all over the world to be married at the Little Chapel of the Roses. Of course the Chapel is always available for memorial services. Equipped to serve any faith and order, the use of the Chapel eliminates long, cumbersome funeral processions through heavy city and freeway traffic.
Glen Abbey is a Charter Member of the National Association of Cemeteries (NAC), and is one of the five founding cemeteries of the Association. The NAC, a prestigious organization of outstanding cemeteries in the country, governs the quality and ethical service its members provide.
Glen Abbey's beauty is largely attributable to the early efforts of Kate Sessions, who gained fame landscaping Balboa Park. Sessions, working with Walter Anderson of Anderson Nurseries, helped select the more than 40 varieties of trees that grace our slopes.
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