Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Presiding Bishop Curry's
The Episcopal Church in South Carolina has reorganized and is carrying forward the work of our Lord Jesus Christ, just as generations of Episcopalians in South Carolina have done since 1789, confident that by moving forward together in unity and faith, with God's help, we will flourish.
Your participation in the life of our diocese and its parishes, missions and worshiping communities is encouraged. The Episcopal Church always welcomes you!
The powerful words of a beloved bishop of South Carolina speak poignantly to us as we continue to rebuild:
“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
Looking for a church?
For a list of Episcopal parishes and missions, click here. The map below shows the parishes and missions of The Episcopal Church in our diocese. Click on the map for a larger view, or download a printable PDF version.
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Learning about The Episcopal Church
Want to understand more about the history and governance of The Episcopal Church – how it came to be, and how it makes decisions? For an authoritative look at these important topics, you'll want to read "A Primer on the government of The Episcopal Church and its underlying theology," a report offered by the Ecclesiology Committee of the House of Bishops.
Our own Bishop, the Right Reverend Charles G. vonRosenberg, has commended this report to the people of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina.
Find a letter from the Bishop and the report here.
Episcopal visitations for 2015-2016
Bishop vonRosenberg began the new calendar of visitations to parishes and missions on September 13 with a visit to All Saints, Hampton (above). See our Diocesan Prayer Calendar for the Bishop's schedule of visitations and congregations we're praying for each week alongside the Anglican Cycle of Prayer.
Our new Presiding Bishop
Read and watch Bishop Curry's Sermon at his Installation service on November 1, 2015.
See video of the full Installation service.
View the service bulletin.
A Prayer Vigil was held October 31 by the Union of Black Episcopalians. See a video report on the event.
Read a report from Washington National Cathedral on our blog, episcopalsc.blogspot.com.
People from our diocese traveled to Washington to be part of this historic day. See an album of photos they shared.
In his first address as Presiding Bishop on November 2, he says: "This is the Jesus Movement, and we are The Episcopal Church, the Episcopal branch of Jesus’ movement in this world." See the video and read the statement here.
"Traces of the Trade" program encourages conversations, listening, and action
Clergy and laypeople from around the diocese filled historic Calvary Episcopal Church in Charleston on Tuesday, September 15 for the first diocesan “Traces of the Trade” event and an opportunity to bring open minds and hearts to conversations about the legacy of slavery and racism.
Participants said they were glad they took part in the conversations, and encouraged others to attend the remaining programs being offered this week in Hilton Head Island, Conway, and North Charleston.
“This event sheds light, so that others can light their candles by it,” said Joe Frazier, Senior Warden of Calvary. “It’s a worthwhile opportunity for people to come and participate.”
Read more about the "Traces" events here.