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Churches to Visit in Pawleys Island

By Marissa Polascak • March 13, 2017

Whether you’re from out of town looking for a service to attend on your vacation, or whether you’re a new resident searching for the perfect place for weekly church visits, there are several churches in the Pawleys Island area to check out.  From historical properties with interesting stories to modern-day churches, take a look at this list of churches to visit in Pawleys Island:

Historic Churches

All Saints Church

All Saints Episcopal Church in Pawleys Island is tucked away in the suburbs on the mainland. While this is a popular church among locals and visitors to Pawleys Island, it is also home to a historic cemetery. People flock to this cemetery to see Alice Flagg’s grave. Don’t know the story about Alice Flagg? Check out this blog post to read to cool haunting story about Alice’s ghost and the legend of her grave.

Holy Cross Faith Memorial Church

The Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church has deep roots in the African-American community throughout Georgetown County and the Pawleys Island area. The modern day Holy Cross Faith Memorial Church came about from the connection of two mission churches; the Holy Cross Brookgreen, and Faith Memorial of Waverly Mills. The history of this church spans back to the early 1900’s.

Pawleys Island Chapel

The Pawleys Island Chapel is located on the small island, and many visitors may have photos of this cute little chapel in their photo albums. However, the Pawleys Island Chapel wasn’t always on the island; this chapel was originally home to the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Georgetown. It wasn’t until 1940 that the chapel was taken apart and moved to the island, and then rebuilt by the Georgetown Laymen’s Association in 1946. The church is actually formally named the Pawleys Island House of Worship, but locals and visitors often refer to it as the “chapel”.

Modern Churches

Pawleys Island Community Church

Pawleys Island Community Church welcomes everyone to come to worship. This church not only uses traditional prayer and worship services, but also teaches people about God through film, songs, music, dance, and drama.

Christ the King Waccamaw

Christ the King Waccamaw has worship for everyone! On Sundays, this church offers 9 a.m. Traditional Worship with vested leaders, hymns & organs, and 10:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship with praise music,
media, and casual dress. The 10:30 service also has a nursery and children’s
service for those with little ones.

The Abbey at Pawleys Island

The Abbey at Pawleys Island’s website describes the church as “a church in the Anglican tradition.” The Abbey follows the Celtic missionary tradition and believes in the Scripture, Sacramental Life, and the Holy Spirit. Services are held on Sundays at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. at their location inside of Litchfield Plantation.

Pawleys Island Presbyterian

The Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church hosts worship services each Sunday at 10 a.m., along with Sunday School and Adult Sunday School classes. In additional to normal services, the Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church is also home to a music ministry.

St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist

The St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methoidst website states “Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors,” making it a welcoming place to go. On Sundays, this church offers Worship at 8:45 a.m.; Fellowship Time at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday School at 10 a.m., and Worship again at 11 a.m.