Grace Church Cathedral


Grace Episcopal Church Charleston

Grace Church Cathedral, a Gothic style church building, was completed in 1848. Though damaged during the Civil War, Grace remained open until January 1864. A single shell destroyed part of the clerestory forcing the church to suspend services for about a year until repairs could be made. The earthquake of 1886 damaged the church almost beyond repair, and the government inspection team recommended that it be demolished.  However, one member of that team thought the church could be saved, and the vestry hired him to oversee repairs to save the structure. In 2005 the Vestry was informed that the steeple had begun to lean and the clerestory walls were in jeopardy of collapsing. As the steeple repair was completed, an earthquake in Virginia in 2011 sent vibrations as far south as Charleston, exposing serious structural problems with the clerestory walls and once again extensive repairs were required. Notable features include a large stained glass window over the altar depicting four sacraments of the church and a window over the entrance depicting Christ giving commision to men and women over the years which includes over 10,000 individual pieces of glass. 



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Grace Episcopal Church Charleston
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Grace Episcopal Church Charleston
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Grace Church Cathedral
Address and Map


Grace Church Cathedral
98 Wentworth St
Charleston SC 29401
(843) 723-4575
Grace Church Cathedral


Grace Church Cathedral 
Worship Schedule


Sunday:
8:00 am Holy Eucharist
9:00 am Family Eucharist 
11:00 am Choral Eucharist
*4:00 pm Choral Evensong (*fall and spring only - find a schedule here.)
5:30 pm Holy Eucharist

Tuesday:
12:00 noon Holy Eucharist
Wednesday:

5:30 pm Holy Eucharist
Thursday:
12:00 noon Holy Eucharist

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday:
12:00-12:15 pm Noonday Prayer


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