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Chapel of the Chimes Hayward takes pride in having been a dedicated member of this community since 1872. As part of our commitment to giving back, we sponsor several community outreach and charity events throughout the year. We invite you to check in regularly to get details about upcoming events and learning opportunities.

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News

  • Grave Gardening: Giving a Final Resting Place the Respect It Deserves

    Grave Gardening: Giving a Final Resting Place the Respect It Deserves

    More than just a final resting place, the gravesite of a loved one is a touchpoint for future generations. When people go to visit a loved one’s grave, it gives them the opportunity to feel close to that person again. For this special place to be ideal for reflection and remembrance, it needs to be properly maintained.   There

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  • At Peace in the Garden of Tranquility

    At Peace in the Garden of Tranquility

    Established in 1872, Chapel of the Chimes Hayward is older than the city it serves and known as a place of beauty and serenity. From its humble beginnings as a seven-acre memorial park, it’s grown into a 61-acre cemetery, mausoleum, crematorium, columbarium and funeral home complex. The natural beauty of the gardens, set against sweeping views of the Bay Area, make

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  • How the Internet has Changed the Obituary

    How the Internet has Changed the Obituary

    Over the past few decades, the internet has made it increasingly easy to stay in touch. Email and social media keep us connected, and even obituaries are now often found in an online format. There’s also the opportunity to sign virtual guest books long after the funeral is over. There are definite advantages when you

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  • How to Avoid Common Mistakes When Planning a Funeral

    How to Avoid Common Mistakes When Planning a Funeral

    Planning a funeral can be a daunting task, especially because it’s usually done at a time of stress when a loved one has died. Many people don’t understand why a funeral is necessary, so they plan out of a sense of duty. This is a common mistake, and it’s not the only one. A funeral

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  • Using Technology to Gather for a Funeral

    Using Technology to Gather for a Funeral

    One of the wonderful things about modern life is the connection afforded us by technology. We live in a society with the technology to link people who are continents apart, and it’s easy to connect even across many miles. Have you considered, though, how this technology might be used for a funeral? Funerals are not

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