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Why should I visit your church?”

Delighted you asked!  Church of the Holy Communion has served this community since 1848.  From the day we opened our doors we have cherished these essentials: 

We worship God in the Beauty of Holiness.

Where else in this city can you find a Mozart mass sung as a mass? (and not as a concert).  To step through our doors is to be overwhelmed by physical beauty and spiritual transcendence.  It is indeed heaven on earth.

We worship God by serving our neighbor and respecting the dignity of every human being

After the Civil War, Church of the Holy Communion was the very first voice in the city to provide schools for African American Children.  And we have never wavered in this commitment to justice and open and loving inclusion.  Today, we are at the forefront in this city for ministries of both justice and mercy.  We have a bi-weekly free medical clinic, food pantry, meals-on-wheels.  There is a job for everyone, and an opportunity for all to make our community a better place. 

We worship God with our heart, MIND and soul.

That is to say, we do not minimize the intellectual calling of our faith.  Whether it is in the Montessori based curriculum for our children or the discussion groups for adults, we do not shy away from the hard questions.  We can say the Nicene Creed with sincerity AND host Darwin Week.  We are secure in our traditional Christian Faith, but we are not afraid of those with differing views.  All are welcome in this place, and diversity is a healthy gift.  We are members of the Episcopal Church, and therefore the worldwide Communion of Anglican Churches.  We are not distracted by local squabbles nor engaged in the rancor and litigation that others have chosen.  Sound like a place you would like to visit?  You are most welcome at Church of the Holy Communion!

Worship times

Monday
7:30 am
English
Morning Prayer
Monday
8:00 am
English
Low Mass
Tuesday
7:30 am
English
Morning Prayer
Tuesday
8:00 am
English
Low Mass
Wednesday
7:30 am
English
Morning Prayer
Wednesday
8:00 am
English
Low Mass
Thursday
7:30 am
English
Morning Prayer
Thursday
8:00 am
English
Low Mass
Sunday
9:15 am
English
Solemn High Mass

Volunteer opportunities

One time opportunities
Ongoing commitment opportunities

Have opportunities for Meals on Wheels, Day School Volunteers, Lay Ministries and Food Pantry.

Ministries

Advocacy

Advocacy

Aging, Health and Wellbeing

Aging, Health and Wellbeing

Children and Youth Ministries

Children and Youth Ministries

Food Pantries

Food Pantries

Meal Programs

Meal Programs

Mission Trips and Partnerships

Mission Trips and Partnerships

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Church of the Holy Communion, Charleston, SC

Ongoing Response in Georgia after Hurricane Dorian

Episcopal Relief & Development continues to responded to the needs of vulnerable communities in coastal Georgia in partnership with the Diocese of Georgia.

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218 Ashley Ave
Charleston, SC 29403-5245
United States

Phone
Email address

Contact

Kimberly McAtee, Parish Administrator

Organized groups

Youth faith formation/Sunday school
Preschool
Nursery
Eucharistic Ministers/Visitors
Daughters of the King
Choir
Bible study

Other community groups

Charleston Area Justice Ministry