About Us

The history of Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church is intertwined with that of the African-American community in Pawleys Island in Georgetown County, South Carolina.

The current church grew from two mission churches – Holy Cross-Brookgreen, which included a church, medical clinic and school, and Faith Memorial of Waverly Mills. The Reverend Benjamin Martin and his wife Viola served both churches in the early 1900’s. In 1926, “Salvation came to Pawleys Island in the form of an Episcopal priest, Rev. W. E. Forsythe,” says Nathan Brown, a student at that time and communicant at Holy Cross Faith Memorial until his death.

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Upcoming Events

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Sunday • April 3rd
Walk To Jerusalem
Thursday • April 28th
Atlanta Civil Rights Trip @ Atlanta
Sunday • May 1st
8 & 10:30 Holy Eucharist
Coffee w/Clergy 9:15 am – 10:15 am
ECW Meets11:45 am – 12:45 pm
Clergy Conference4:00 pm – 12:00 am
Monday • May 2nd
Clergy Conference
Bible/Book Study Study12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
AA Meets7:30 pm – 8:30 pm