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 • April 17th
Healing Service11:30 am – 12:30 pm @ the Chapel
Holy Eucharist with Prayers for Healing11:30 am – 12:30 pm @ In Chapel
Adult Choir Practice6:30 pm – 7:30 pm @ The Church
Maundy Thursday Eucharist w/ Footwashing7:00 pm – 8:00 pm @ Church
AA Meets7:30 pm – 8:30 pm @ In Parish House
Friday • April 18th
Good Friday - Veneration of the Cross12:15 pm – 1:15 pm @ Church