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About Us

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.  Sound like a place you would like to visit?  You are most welcome at Church of the Holy Communion!


 

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Dear Holy Communion Family,

I am very happy to be able to announce our Priest-in-Charge, The Rev Jeffrey Richardson

Fr Richardson has been serving 3 parishes for the last several years: St Catherine's in Florence, St Alban's in Kingstree, and St Stephen's in St Stephen.  He is a graduate of Nashotah House Theological Seminary.  Over the years Fr Jeff and his wife Patty have joined us on some of our retreats to Kanuga and other events, so some of you are familiar with them already.  We look forward to welcoming them to the Church of the Holy Communion and getting to know them better.  Fr Richardson's first Sunday with us will be August 12th and we will celebrate the Feast of the Assumption together on Wed August 15th.  Sun August 26 will be our Annual Picnic at Camp St Christopher.  Please plan to attend as you are able and introduce yourself to Fr Jeff and Patty.

On behalf of the Vestry and Search Committee, I thank you all for your patience over the last several months.  We are all looking forward to a bright future together for the Church of the Holy Communion.

 

--Dawn Balsam

Senior Warden


 

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 218 Ashley Avenue  Charleston, SC 29403
843.722.2024    Email

 

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