Charleston Churches and Cathedrals

(Charleston, South Carolina - SC, USA)

There are countless churches peppered around the city of Charleston, with a number of important places of worship standing out in particular. St. Philip's Episcopal Church is of great note and resides within the French Quarter, where it is close to the Dock Street Theatre and the Rainbow Market Shopping Centre.

Also of local significance and situated on King Street is St. Matthew's German Lutheran Church, sandwiched in-between Marion Square and the College of Charleston. Especially historic is the Unitarian Church, which is now registered as a National Historic Landmark and dates back to 1772, although its construction was not completed until 1787, due to the arrival of the Revolutionary War (1775 to 1783).

St. Matthew's German Lutheran Church

Address: 405 King Street, Charleston, South Carolina SC, USA
Tel: +1 843 723 1611
Built from 1867 to 1872, St. Matthew's German Lutheran Church is based on a classical German Gothic church and is located in Charleston's Historic District. Once the tallest building in the whole of South Carolina, the spire measures in at 91 meters / 297 feet. Badly damaged by fire in 1965, St. Matthew's was soon restored and today the principal attractions include stained-glass windows, an impressive pulpit and a spacious interior, with great attention to detail.
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 08:30 to 16:30
Admission: free, donations welcomed

Citadel Square Baptist Church

Address: 328 Meeting Street, Charleston, South Carolina SC, 29403, USA
Tel: +1 843 577 3707
Citadel Square Baptist Church stands in the very center of the city's downtown district, close to the College of Charleston. Dating back to 1856, this historic building measures 67 meters / 220 feet and holds popular services each Wednesday and Sunday.
Open hours: daily
Admission: free, donations welcomed

St. Philip's Episcopal Church

Address: 142 Church Street, Charleston, South Carolina SC, 29401, USA
Tel: +1 843 722 7734
St. Philip's Church was founded in 1680 and the current building was built in 1838, measuring 61 meters / 200 feet. This extremely historic and important church is the oldest Anglican church in the area and features regular services and a number of religious events throughout the year.
Open hours: daily
Admission: free

St. Michael's Episcopal Church

Address: 71 Broad Street, Charleston, South Carolina SC, 29401, USA
Tel: +1 843 723 0603
The splendid St. Michael's Episcopal Church was established more than 250 years ago, in the mid-18th century. Opened in 1761 with a grand ceremony, the church maintains a strong congregation and is a particularly popular place of worship. St. Michael's Episcopal Church measures 59 meters / 192 feet and offers services every Sunday and also during the week.
Open hours: daily
Admission: free