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St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church

89 Hasell St, Between Meeting and King sts., Charleston, SC 29401-1417
+1 843-722-7696
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Hidden gem

This church is hard to identify as a Catholic Church but once inside it surprises. We were the only... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
goldenroadpilgrim
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Perth, Australia
Very pretty

I loved visiting Charleston and being able to spend time with the Lord in this beautiful sanctuary... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
DrBennySpock
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North Georgia
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A beautiful Catholic church built in 1839.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“holy place” (2 reviews)
“mass” (11 reviews)
LOCATION
89 Hasell St, Between Meeting and King sts., Charleston, SC 29401-1417
Downtown
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+1 843-722-7696
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church is hard to identify as a Catholic Church but once inside it surprises. We were the only ones inside and it was peaceful and beautiful in the French style. Many of its parishioners were refugees from the slave revolt on Santo Domingo. Tour...More

Thank goldenroadpilgrim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I loved visiting Charleston and being able to spend time with the Lord in this beautiful sanctuary. The preservation upkeep is fantastic.

Thank DrBennySpock
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Full of Catholic history. Beautiful murals throughout the church. A very spiritual and holy place. Loved the church was open mid day and we were able to light candles for our loved one. The walk around the cemetery grounds were enlightening, but sad for all...More

Thank sherrycat
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

I was cutting from Meeting Street to King Street and was passing this by accident. The pillars, which look bluish, caught my attention. It's a cool old church and only takes a few minutes to check out.

Thank LostALot22
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Attended the 9:30 am Sunday mass (the only mass offered there). The church itself, the wonderful choir, the integration of Latin via the singing were the highlights. The sermon was good but very long. Communion was a surprise....everyone kneeled at the altar rail to receive...More

Thank Hoyaken
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Enjoyed mass during our vacation. Such history in this building. Enjoyed homily by an African priest with enthusiastic message of hope. Left inspired. Interesting graveyard outside of the church is worth a short walk after. Very traditional mass & celebration of the eucharist.

Thank marequita
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Sunday Latin Mass was amazing. The church is the oldest Catholic Church in the Carolinas and Georgia. One can feel the history when entering this intimate church, beautifully decorated. A must especially for Catholics.

Thank BillM551
Reviewed 3 April 2016

We went on Easter Sunday and the line was out the door. If you want to go on a holiday, you need to arrive about an hour early. Also, seating in general is limited. The church is beautiful. Everyone takes Communion by kneeling at the...More

2  Thank sclindstrom
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Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

So happy we chose this church for our Easter Mass. Beautiful church! It was heartwarming to see it packed! There is a parking garage just around the corner and they will validate parking if you show them the church bulletin.

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 October 2015

This beautiful, inspirational church in Charleston is definately worth the trip for faithful Catholics. The French influence is very obvious the the building and its design. It is worth the trip

1  Thank Miusa
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