Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Episcopal Church in South Carolina is continuing. We are reorganizing with renewed dedication to carry forward the work of our Lord Jesus Christ, just as prior generations have done since 1789. We have much to do and many challenges to meet, but we are confident that by moving forward together in unity and faith, with God's help, we will flourish.
Your participation in this new ministry is encouraged. The Episcopal Church always welcomes you!
The powerful words of a beloved bishop of South Carolina speak poignantly to us now in this time of our rebuilding:
“We should strive for unity, not uniformity. Uniformity is mechanical, barren, unfruitful, and unprofitable. Unity is organic, living, and capable of endless growth. If we are to be truly catholic, as Christ himself is catholic, then we must have a church broad enough to embrace within its communion every living human soul.”
The Right Reverend William Alexander Guerry
Ash Wednesday: March 5
Services, educational programs, Choral Evensongs, quiet days, daily devotions and many more resources can be part of your observance of a holy Lent this year. Find out what's happening in our diocese on the Lent 2014 page.
The map below shows the Episcopal parishes, missions and worshiping communities in the diocese. Click on the map for a larger view, or download a printable PDF version.
Federal judge upholds ruling on TECSC insurance coverage for legal defense
March 5, 2014
A federal judge has ruled in favor of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina again, denying a motion to reconsider his decision that an insurance company must provide a legal defense for the local Episcopal Church diocese in the lawsuit brought against it by a breakaway group. Read more here.
Notice of appeal filed in federal lawsuit
February 5, 2014
A notice of appeal has been filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on a federal judge’s decision not to hear the lawsuit filed by the bishop of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina against the former bishop of the diocese. The notice of appeal was filed on behalf of the Right Reverend Charles G. vonRosenberg in a suit filed against the former bishop of the diocese, who announced in October 2012 that he was leaving The Episcopal Church. Read more here.
January 14, 2014
TECSC files appeal seeking attorney correspondence
The Episcopal Church in South Carolina has asked the South Carolina Court of Appeals to overturn a judge’s ruling and grant the continuing diocese access to vital documents from the attorney who represented it before the schism, and who now represents the breakaway group led by Bishop Mark Lawrence.The appeal, filed Monday, has the effect of staying the case that is currently before Circuit Judge Diane S. Goodstein in Dorchester County. Read more here.
December 30, 2013
Affidavit shows long-held plans
to leave The Episcopal Church
In 2005, when the Diocese of South Carolina was conducting a search for its next bishop, at least one potential nominee was asked, “What can you do to help us leave The Episcopal Church and take our property with us?” according to a sworn affidavit filed in state court.
Read more here.
ERD helping at home, around the world
Episcopal Relief and Development is a way for Episcopalians to reach out to people around the world. Learn more about Episcopal Relief and Development on our Outreach Page.
In the news
"We All Are Ministers"
223rd Annual Diocesan Convention
February 21-22, 2014
Read the Bishop's address... listen to Bishop Curry's sermon... see the election results... and more:
Visit the Convention page.
See a photo album of the Friday workshops on Facebook: Click here.
in South Carolina”
Educational Conference with
Katharine Jefferts Schori
and President of the House of Deputies
Gay Clark Jennings
Saturday, May, 3, 2014
at Holy Cross Faith Memorial, Pawley's Island
Registration is now open! Read more here...
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Diocesan Clergy Conference
Nearly 60 ordained women and men gathered on James Island October 29-30 to worship, share information, exchange ideas and enjoy time together with each other and with Bishop vonRosenberg.
Read more about the conference here.
The bishops at Grace Episcopal Church in Charleston before the Choral Eucharist on Wednesday, June 26.
Responding to stories of loss and blessing told by worshiping communities across eastern South Carolina, the bishops of Province IV of The Episcopal Church today issued an “Open Letter to The Episcopal Church in South Carolina,” pledging prayers for the people of the diocese and support and cooperation for their bishop, the Right Reverend Charles G. vonRosenberg. Read the letter here.
“We commend you for your faith and courage during this trying season,” the letter says. “We observed that you are meeting your present difficulties with good fellowship, good creativity and good cheer. This is an inspiration to us. Your example and mission zeal is easy for us to commend in our own jurisdictions.” Read more about the bishops' meeting here.
Our Bishop, Charles vonRosenberg
January 26, 2013: Right Reverend Charles Glenn vonRosenberg is invested as Bishop by the Most Reverend Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Richard Schori)
Read more about Bishop vonRosenberg here.