Grace Church Cathedral, Charleston

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Grace Church Cathedral, located in Charleston, South Carolina, is the diocesan cathedral of the Episcopal Church in South Carolina. It is also a contributing property in the Charleston Historic District. The parish was founded as the city's fifth Episcopal Church congregation in 1846. The Gothic Revival church was designed by E.B. White and completed in 1848. The church remained open during the American Civil War until it was hit by a shell in January 1864. It reopened the following year. The church was also severely damaged in an earthquake in August 1886, in a hurricane in 1911, and in Hurricane Hugo in 1989.

It was selected to be the cathedral at the annual diocesan convention in November 2015; the previous diocesan cathedral, the Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul, became affiliated with the Anglican Diocese of South Carolina in 2012. Robert Willis, Dean of Canterbury, presented the newly designated cathedral with a Canterbury Cross at a special service in April 2016. Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry was also present.
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  • It's difficult to write a review of a religious site, but you don't have to be Episcopalian to really appreciate what a wonder this beautiful cathedral, the Seat of the Diocese of South Carolina... 
    It's difficult to write a review of a religious site, but you don't have to be Episcopalian to really appreciate what a wonder this beautiful cathedral, the Seat of the Diocese of South Carolina...  more »
  • Grace Church Cathedral on Wentworth Street in Charleston is a great church to experience and visit. It is a beautiful church from the architecture on the outside to all of the ornamentation on the... 
    Grace Church Cathedral on Wentworth Street in Charleston is a great church to experience and visit. It is a beautiful church from the architecture on the outside to all of the ornamentation on the...  more »
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  • Beautiful cathedral Beautiful outdoor sculpture garden. Amazing and heart wrenching sculpture by Atlanta artist Tom Player. Great classic church bookstore too!
  • I had to take my patient here one Sunday as this is the church she attends. I was expecting a baby girl around that time and it was so amazing. The choir sings like angels and everyone here made me feel so welcome as it was my first time. After service they had finger foods and drinks that were amazing also. Well appreciated for a expecting mom. Lol. Great church with great people. Will return in the near future if God is willing.

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