St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Charleston

#26 of 38 in Historic Sites in Charleston
Church · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
St. Matthew's Lutheran Church is located at 405 King Street in Charleston, SC, across from Marion Square Park and next to the Francis Marion Hotel.


Gathering Time at 8:45

Parish Education for All Ages at 9:00

Unity Worship at 10:00

Ministry, Music, and Courtyard Koinonia at 11:15

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A broadcast of last Sunday's worship service can be heard on WSC radio, FM 94.3, and at each Sunday morning at 11am. You can also listen to recordings of previous services at

The church sanctuary is open to the public during worship services, special services and concerts, and when a docent is available. Docent guided tours of our sanctuary are available Monday thru Saturday, 11am - 3pm.

St. Matthew's was founded in 1840 by German settlers and the services were originally conducted in German. The current sanctuary was built in 1872. It was rebuilt after a fire in 1965.

St. Matthew's is an affiliate church of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA).
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  • St. Matthew's Lutheran Church on King Street in Charleston is a beautiful and historic church that is a wonderful place to visit and more. Everyone here is warm and friendly and does everything they.....  more »
  • This very big church has a prominent place on the main square in the center of town. A docent was there and she offered a good summary of the history of the place, including the tragic fire. She...  more »
  • This is the Best Church located on Earth. I love it Here. Jesus is Everywhere. Amen
  • Very beautiful church and nice people. I went there for their annual Oktoberfest. Great food too.

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