2305 N. Williston Road, Florence, South Carolina
Christ Church is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. First organized as a chapel in 1843 by the Rev. N. P. Tellinghast of Trinity Church, Society Hill, South Carolina, this church was formally established as Christ Church, Mars Bluff, in 1856. The Rev. Augustus Moore, who took over the chapel in 1854, became the first rector of Christ Church and served until 1876. This sanctuary, on land donated by Dr. Edward Porcher, was consecrated in 1859. By the late 1890s, Christ Church had become a mission church, rather than a parish church, but monthly services continued until they were suspended in 1918. The church began an annual homecoming service in 1927, and held special services, such as Baptisms and weddings, during the 1930s and 1940s; it was officially reorganized as a mission church in 1950.
Christ Church is located across from the Country Club of South Carolina, one mile south of Interstate Highway 95, exit 170, and three miles north of U.S. Highways 76/301 on South Carolina Highway 327. (Map) Christ Church is 9 miles from downtown Florence, 17 miles from Darlington, SC and 20 miles from Marion, SC. If you live in any of these areas, please, consider joining our congregation.
ThisSunday, Palm Sunday, March 29, 2015, Christ Church will have Sunday School hosted by Cynthia Hayes beginning at 9 AM followed by the Holy Eucharist Rite II service with Father Don Hayes as our celebrant beginning at 10 AM. We will meet at the parish hall and start the service with a procession, carrying palms and singing on the way to the church.
Christ Church will celebrate the Liturgy for Good Friday (beginning on page 276 of the Book of Common Prayer) on Good Friday, April 3, 2015 at 5:30 PM. Bishop Mark Lawrence will be our celebrant. Tammy Williams will provide music for the worship service.
Regular Sunday morning events:
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist every Sunday except Morning Prayer every 1st Sunday of the month.
10:00 a.m. Morning Prayer every first Sunday of the month, with fellowship and refreshments following the service.
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