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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Thursday • October 2nd
Holy Eucharist w/Prayers for Healing11:30 am – 12:30 pm @ the Chapel
Choir for Young Voices5:15 pm – 6:00 pm
Adult Choir Practice6:30 pm – 7:30 pm @ The Church
AA Meets7:30 pm – 8:30 pm @ In Parish House
Saturday • October 4th
"One-ders" Kayaking in Murrells Inlet, oyster shell recycling9:00 am – 12:00 pm @ Murrells Inlet
In The Pink Breast Cancer Walk1:00 pm – 2:00 pm @ Murrells Inlet