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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Monday • December 22nd
SEP Service10:00 am – 11:00 am @ The St. Elizabeth Place Community Building
Women's Advent Book Study12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
AA Meets7:30 pm – 8:30 pm @ In Parish House
Tuesday • December 23rd
Men's Bible/Book Study / Breakfast7:00 am – 8:00 am @ The Church
The Prayer Quilt Ministry Meeting9:00 am – 12:00 pm @ The Parish House
Intercessory Prayer Ministry5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Wednesday • December 24th
Al Anon Meets10:00 am – 11:30 am @ In Parish House
Evening Meditation4:00 pm – 5:00 pm @ Church Parlor
Christmas Pageant4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Christmas Eve Service9:30 pm – 11:00 pm