Dynamic Downtown Worship in the Anglican Tradition

Praying from atop the Steeple

You may not know this, but the Diocese of South Carolina is divided into deaneries, which are groups of regional parishes. Our deanery consists of St. Philip’s Church, St. John’s Church (Hanover Street), The Cathedral, Holy Cross (Sullivan’s Island) and Christ Church (Mt. Pleasant). About every six weeks, the clergy of the deanery get together for lunch in one of our churches. We hosted this past week, providing a hot lunch, followed by a prayer session at the top of our steeple. In unity, we prayed for each church in the deanery by facing the direction of that church. It was quite moving and powerful. You may not know this, but our nearly 300-year old (and newly painted) steeple not only looks beautiful, but is also a great place in which to pray for the rest of the world!