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St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church

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

A beautiful Catholic church built in 1839.

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Cool pillars

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... read more

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Lombard, Illinois
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Lombard, Illinois
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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
Chester, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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 communion. Overall, a very pleasant Charleston experience!

Thank Hoyaken
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 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
Midland, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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
Bethesda, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 alter. A great way to receive as a family.

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Reviewed 28 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.

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Northborough, Massachusetts
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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

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Reviewed 10 September 2015

This is the oldest Catholic Church in Georgia and the Carolinas. The inside of the church is beautiful with paintings and stain glassed windows. Sunday service welcomes visitors and hosts a great reception in the church hall after mass.

Thank bubbamd
Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2015

One of the smallest yet most beautiful churches in Charleston. The inside is amazing! The paintings on the walls and ceilings are something to behold--I could stare at them all day. And pews a creaky--and short--and hard--all which add to the ambiance of this holy place. I have been to many weddings and masses here and it never gets old.... More 

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Reviewed 3 September 2015

Be sure to stop by and tour the grounds. The church itself is also beautiful. There was a tour when we were there so spent more time outside.

Thank Anntrav14

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