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The Historic Calvary Episcopal Church

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Whether you know it as “The Holy City” or you refer to it as “The Port City,” we welcome you to Charleston, South Carolina the home of The Historic Calvary Episcopal Church! We were founded in 1847 and as a Parish of the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina, we continue to “do the work we have been given to do” (see BCP, Prayer After Communion - Rite II) so that we can make Jesus increase in our Parish, in our homes, in our city, in our state, in our country and in our world!


Every Sunday at 10:30 a.m., we celebrate the Blessed Eucharist with a full choir, with an enthusiastic & joyful community steeped in the Black tradition of hymns, spirituality and prayer! Throughout the week, various committees and organizations come to Calvary for work, for prayer, for community and yes - for celebration!


Charleston’s soil is soaked with the blood and witness of our enslaved African ancestors. Our Parish stands on the holy ground of buried African slaves and it is from this context that we remember the sacrifices that were made for us to be here. The proclamation of God’s Word and the celebration of the Eucharist of Jesus Christ solidifies us as a praying Church. It empowers us to be effective witness to the world! It inspires us to “keep on keepin’ on” because God continues to be so good to all of us!


Won’t you take some time to join us? You are more than welcome here! Come and share your gifts, tell your story and join us in being a witness!


God bless you & welcome to Calvary!

Our Rector

The Rev. Ricardo Bailey

Learn more about him at the link below.

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    Let's Worship Together

    106 Line Street

    Charleston, SC 29403

    Tel: (843)723-3878

    Rev. Ricardo Bailey


    Cell: (843)518-7830

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