Calvary's 170th Anniversary News

posted Jul 4, 2016, 6:42 PM by CalvaryEpiscopal Church   [ updated May 25, 2017, 11:27 AM ]

Countdown to Anniversary Celebration

The founding of Calvary Church in 1847 was to establish a special church for enslaved persons in the Charleston community.
ea paralleled the thoughts of many people that there was a need to evangelize them in the decades after 1820.  At the 58th Annual Convention of the Diocese of South Carolina in February 1847, Mr. Henry D. Lesesne, prominent attorney and chairman of the Vestry of St. Philip’s Church, introduced resolutions pointing to the religious instructions of Charleston’s slave population.  A committee chaired by Mr. Lesesne chose The Reverend Paul Trapier as the first minister of the proposed congregation to be known as Calvary Church.

Calvary's "Birth" dates: 
Organized:  September 2, 1847
Consecrated Original Church Building:  December 23, 1849
Consecrated Current Church Building:  1942

Calvary is preparing a new Church Directory as part of our Anniversary observance! 

Lifetouch will photograph members on
May 30th and May 31st
2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:  Parish Hall, Calvary Church

Click here to register for an appointment online

Hello Calvary Episcopal Church Friends and Family, 

Members, we would like you to be a part of our 170th Anniversary Church Directory.  Members and Friends can sign up for a portrait sitting by e-mailing me or by registering for an appointment online at https://booknow-lifetouch.a   Members and friends who are not available to sit for a portrait on May 30th or May 31st (2:00 pm-9:00 pm) may schedule a sitting at another location--please let me know if you cannot make either date. 

All participants will receive a complimentary 8 x 10 portrait, $10.00 off any portrait purchases, + $5.00 off if you bring in a canned good.  Seniors receive a 20% discount off purchases.  All members who participate will receive a directory.  Portrait pricing information is attached to this e-mail.  Please come and be a part of the directory.  There is no obligation to purchase portraits.  Let me know if you have any questions.  You will be receiving more information in the near future about our upcoming 170th Anniversary Celebration in September.  It will be our most memorable one yet! 

God bless!
Chair, Anniversary Committee

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