By Paul Porwoll
The tranquility of the magnificently restored Saint Andrew’s Parish Church, surrounded via stately oaks and historic gravestones, belies a tumultuous previous. If its partitions may well speak, they might inform a narrative as previous because the human condition.
Founded within the woodland of a brand new colony, this easy Anglican church served planters and their slaves through the heyday of rice and indigo. prior to the Civil warfare, ministry shifted to the slaves, and later on to freed women and men. Following years of decline and overlook, Saint Andrew’s rose just like the phoenix.
The background of the oldest surviving church south of Virginia and the single final colonial cruciform church in South Carolina is considered one of wealth and poverty, acclaim and anonymity, slavery and freedom, warfare and peace, quarrelling and cooperation, failure and success. it's the tale of a church that has refused to die, opposed to all odds.
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