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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Saturday • October 25th
Fall Clean-Up Day8:30 am – 11:30 am @ Campus
Social Night Out6:00 pm – 8:00 pm @ Lapworth Residence
Sunday • October 26th
Holy Eucharist8:00 am – 9:30 am @ the Church
Adult Forum9:15 am – 10:15 am @ HCFM Chapel
School9:30 am – 10:30 am
Holy Eucharist10:30 am – 12:00 pm @ the Church
One-ders Event11:30 am – 4:00 pm
Monday • October 27th
SEP Service10:00 am – 11:00 am @ The St. Elizabeth Place Community Building
Women's Bible Study12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
AA Meets7:30 pm – 8:30 pm @ In Parish House