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 • June 26th
8 & 10:30 Holy Eucharist
Coffee w/Clergy 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Summer Choir Practice9:15 am – 10:15 am
One-ders Brunch12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Fmily Movie Night6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Monday • June 27th
Staff Retreat - Office Closed
Stephen Ministry Meets5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
AA Meets7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Tuesday • June 28th
Men's Study Group 7:00 am – 8:00 am
The Outreach Farm8:30 am – 11:30 am
The Prayer Quilt Ministry Meeting9:00 am – 12:00 pm @ The Parish House
Intercessory Prayer Ministry5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Ministry Head Meeting5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Ministry Leaders Meeting5:30 pm – 7:00 pm