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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  • 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 »
  • We have been there on numerous services. Be sure to attend the Lessons and Carols during the Advent Season, and Xmas Eve. Also the Kirkin' ofthe Tartan in February is fantastic.  more »
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  • 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 inside. I really like the carvings on the door of the church and all of the different stain glass windows inside of the church. You can feel all of the history of the church immediately as you enter and walk inside. The church has a very welcoming and friendly feeling and atmosphere that you can experience. I have been able to visit here many times for services, weddings, and different events and have had a really positive experience here every time I have been here. This is a really great church to have in Charleston and is worth a trip to visit.
  • This a wonderful Episcopal Church. Music is wonderful. Rite 2 liturgy is done beautifully. Congregation is very friendly. Strong focus on mission.

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