By Paul Porwoll
The tranquility of the magnificently restored Saint Andrew’s Parish Church, surrounded by way of stately oaks and historical gravestones, belies a tumultuous earlier. If its partitions may possibly speak, they might inform a narrative as outdated because the human condition.
Founded within the wooded area of a brand new colony, this straightforward Anglican church served planters and their slaves through the heyday of rice and indigo. sooner than the Civil battle, ministry shifted to the slaves, and later on to freed women and men. Following years of decline and forget, Saint Andrew’s rose just like the phoenix.
The historical past of the oldest surviving church south of Virginia and the one closing colonial cruciform church in South Carolina is one in every 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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Against All Odds: History of Saint Andrew's Parish Church, Charleston, 1706-2013 by Paul Porwoll