Calvary Cemetery is a quiet resting place for over 4,000 burials. The cemetery is divided into nine sections plus an infant section. Opened in the 1800s, the four center sections with many historic memorials and monuments were known as the South East, North East, North West and South West sections until the 1970s when they were renamed Sections 1 through 4. At that time Section 5 and 6 were added to the west and north of the original sections as well as a baby section on the south end of Section 5. Sections 7, 8 and 9 were plotted in 2007.
A beautiful granite columbarium with burial niches for cremated remains was added to the cemetery in the spring of 2015.
St. Stephen’s Calvary Cemetery has undergone a facelift that has beautified and enhanced the entrance and access. If you are visiting Calvary Cemetery for the Memorial Day Mass or to visit the graves of family and friends, you will see these improvements. As you approach the new entrance on Garfield Street you will see a new tall granite cross identifying Calvary Cemetery and St. Stephen’s Church. A new iron fence with large stone pillars frame the safer entrance and exit for visitors and funeral processions. As you enter, you will notice that roadways have been improved, with added pull-off parking spots, and widened in some areas. Many new trees were added around Sections 7 and 8, and a few unsafe trees removed in older parts of the cemetery. From the new entrance you will see the Columbarium with walkways to the patio and benches.
As of Monday, May 21, 2018, the entrance from Highway 10 permanently closed for the remodeling of the Highway 10 Corridor. We suggest the following two routes to the new Garfield Street entrance:
From Ferry Street and Pleasant Avenue in Anoka, go West on Pleasant to Wingfield Street (about 3 blocks). Turn right on Wingfield which will curve around and eventually become Garfield Street. Follow Garfield until you reach Calvary Cemetery on your left.
From Highway 10, go north on Thurston Ave., and take the second turn on your right, which is the new Greenhaven Parkway. Follow Greenhaven Parkway and take a right on Garfield. Follow Garfield until you reach Calvary Cemetery on your left.
Printable PDF of Calvary Cemetery Map (11×17)
Calvary Cemetery rules and regulations (PDF) .
Calvary Cemetery Grave Decorations Clean-Up Beginning October 1, 2018:
All non-conforming items will be removed from graves. During the cleanup, staff will remove all items except for one plant stand per grave site containing one pot of flowers. Unsightly arrangements will be removed. (Exception: Small commemorative American Flags during Memorial Day, July 4th, and Veterans Day.) One wreath for the Fall/Christmas season may be placed on the plant stand and removed by April 1, 2019. Thank you for helping to keep our cemetery beautiful!
Trinkets are not allowed and will be removed by Cemetery Authority.
This will be enforced effective October 1, 2018.
See Calvary Cemetery Rules and Regulations document dated January 1, 2017 (above).