1376 Fording Island Road, Bluffton, SC, US, 29910

  • Phone: (843) 837-9494
  • Fax: (843) 837-9393
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    Parish Church of St Helena

    505 Church Street
    Beaufort, SC 29902
    +1 843 522 1712
    Founded in 1712 and completed in 1724, this Episcopal church is one of the oldest churches in the US that has existed continuously, providing services despite disruptions due to wars and natural disasters. It was occupied by Union soldiers at the beginning of the Civil War in 1861 and converted into a hospital. It features an organ with 1150 pipes. The cemetery adjacent to the church contains the grave sites of many historic figures, such as Colonel John Barnwell who fought in the Indian Wars and was a founder of Beaufort Town; Thomas Heyward, Jr., a signer of the Declaration of Independence; and two British officers who died in the Battle of Port Royal. Visitors are welcome to tour the church, gardens and cemetery or attend services. The Parish Bookstore offers books and guides on church history and Christian cards and gifts. Hours vary by season; check the website. Office hours are 9a to 4:30p. -Natasha Lawrence
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