May 3, 2021


When the Church Bears One Another's Burdens...

What does God do in the lives of His people, when the Church bears one another’s burdens? Read Jimmy Bailey’s story, recounting how his church family (St. Philip’s Church, Charleston) rallied around him and lifted him up in prayer, in his times of need. It’s a beautiful example of what nurturing strong relationships among fellow Christians looks like! 
Read more.

Your Spring Jubilate Deo is Here!

Did you receive a copy in the mail? All members of Diocesan churches are sent a printed copy, if the Diocese has the correct mailing info. If you did not receive one, and would like to get on the mailing list, email Saralyn Ortiz

What's Inside?

•    Convention News
•    Introductions to New Clergy
•    A Multiplying Bible Study in Bluffton
•    Tithing and the Wedding Dress
•    The Launching of Good Samaritan
•    A Men’s Ministry Retrospective
•    And more…..
Read the Jubilate Deo.

"It's Time for the Church to Wake Up, Rise up, Grow Up in His Word!"

Joanne Ellison Speaks at Anglican Women's Annual Gathering April 24
 “... The church is weary. I see churches are filled with people who are worn out from trying to bring the gospel to a hostile world. We are exhausted in our jobs and relationships. Our hearts, once pumping strong, have flat lined,” said speaker Joanne Ellison.

More than 160 women from throughout the diocese joined with guests from the Diocese of the Carolinas and the Reformed Episcopal Church for the Annual Gathering of Anglican Women hosted by Christ Church, Mt. Pleasant, April 24. The Rev. Joyce Harder, who serves as a Deacon at the church, welcome the group.  Diocesan women’s president, Patricia Smith presided...
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Ordinations in May

Jeff Bennett was ordained to the transitional diaconate this past Saturday, May 1 at the Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul, Charleston. A graduate of the Citadel, Jeff will be pursuing his Ph.D. in New Testament and Christian Origins at the University of Edinburgh in the Fall.

Still Upcoming...

Laura Bowman, a member of Grace Anglican Parish, in North Myrtle Beach, will be ordained to the transitional diaconate at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5 on behalf of Grace Anglican Parish. The service will be held at Wampee United Methodist Church, Little River. Clergy are to wear red stoles. You are asked to RSVP to

Taylor Daniel, who serves as the Director of Student Ministry at St. Michael's Church, Charleston, will be ordained to the transitional diaconate at 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 23 at St. Michael's. Clergy are to wear red stoles. 

Update from the Bishop Coadjutor Search Committee

A Report from the Very Rev. John Burwell

Jerusalem Cross

The committee selected to search for the next Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of South Carolina met in an overnight retreat at St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center Sunday evening, April 18 and Monday April 19.

We began and ended our overnight steeped in prayer and all had a truly blessed time watching in awe as the power of the Holy Spirit moved, molded and shaped our thoughts and directed our hearts. This committee remains convinced that our Lord has already chosen our next bishop and that we, on the committee, are merely affirming God’s choice.

You may remember that according to our timeline we offered a very long inquiry period in which the entire Anglican Diocese of South Carolina was invited to suggest a priest for consideration by the committee. We received a large number of suggested names during this first phase which concluded on April 1.

The majority of those suggestions ended in the suggested priest deciding themselves not to go any further in the process....

Read more & view updated timeline.

Highlighted Events

Songs of Comfort 

Cathedral Hymns Releases New EP April 30

Cathedral Hymns, a collection of musicians and artists connected to the Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul, will released their first EP, "Songs of Comfort," on all streaming platforms April 30. "While recording in the midst of the pandemic, we realized the common thread in each song was comfort. Comfort that the God these songs address is near enough to hear and strong enough to help. Comfort that these words that have been sung for centuries have brought hope to people in the midst of trials, suffering, and even death. We sing these songs today because they are true for us too," says band member Anna Bruner. Learn more or donate to the project at

Celebrating 30 Years on the Mission Field
Suzy McCall, May 16

Suzy McCall, who was called to the mission field while serving in the Anglican Diocese of South Carolina is celebrating a milestone. Please plan to join in for a fun outdoor gathering on May 16 from 3-5 p.m. at St. Peter's Anglican Church, Mt. Pleasant at "The Barn" to celebrate Suzy’s truly remarkable life laid down for the sake of Christ in Tegucigalpa, Honduras for 30 years. Countless lives have been rescued, changed and transformed through the power of Jesus and through the life of this one obedient vessel. RSVP to Margaret Merrit or call 843-442-9306 to reserve your spot!

 10th Annual “Behold the Man” Pilgrimage 

October 23-November 5, 2021

The 10th annual “Behold the Man” pilgrimage will take place October 23-November 5, 2021. This experience of a lifetime leads men on a journey to reclaim biblical manhood by walking in the footsteps of Jesus. The foundation of this 13-day men’s pilgrimage includes two essentials: the theological and biblical narratives of Israel, and the sacred Holy sites of Jesus’ earthly life. The curriculum adds a unique, experiential, adventurous and challenging men’s spiritual retreat to the land of Jesus, as we together Behold the Man. To learn more contact Jay Crouse. Learn more

Anglican Women's Retreat

October 1-3, 2021

Ladies, Mark your Calendars! Dana Henry will lead our Annual Women’s Retreat at St. Christopher October 1-3. She will be speaking on “Finding our Identity in Christ.” Dana is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania, in private practice (Hope Christian Counseling), with over 18 years of experience specializing in work with individuals, couples, and families. Dana has been married to The Rev. Dr. Bill Henry for 30 years, and they have three grown children and one awesome grandchild! Learn more.

Additional Upcoming Events

30th Anniversary Celebration for McCall, May 16
Clergy Renewal of Vows, May 18
St. Christopher Intercessory Day of Prayer, May 22
Cursillo Workday at St. Christopher, May 22
Clergy Family Picnic, May 31
Fourth of July Retreat, July 2-6 
15th Annual St. Christopher Summer Camp Staff Regatta, July 24
Walkabout for Bishop Candidates, Week of September 11 
Anglican Women's Conference, October 1-3
Wellspring of Life, Healing Retreat, October 3-5
Election for Bishop Coadjutor, October 16
SE Intentional Grandparenting Conference, November 5-6
Annual Clergy Conference, November 8-10
Consecration and Conv., March 11-12, 2022

Remembering Parishioners Who Have Died Due to COVID

We will be memorializing parishioners from Diocesan churches who have died as a result of the COVID-19 virus in the Journal of the 2021 Convention of The Anglican Diocese of South Carolina. We invite you to add the names of parishioners from your parish who have died as a result of the virus by submitting names here

People News

The Rev. Drew CollinsThe Rev. Drew Collins, who serves as a Chaplain with Intrepid Hospice, has accepted a call to serve as the Rector of St. Andrew's Anglican Church (REC in the Diocese of the Southeast) in Savannah, GA. "They are a faithful and devoted group of God's people and I look forward to seeing what God does there -- purely by his grace and solely for his glory," he wrote in a note sharing the news about the call. Though he intends to continue working part-time with Intrepid, his first day at St. Andrew's is May 2, 2021. 

Paul ReesePaul Reese has accepted a call to serve as the Director of Music at St. Michael’s Church, Charleston. A gifted organist, choir conductor, and teacher, he has a Master of Music in Organ Performance from Westminster Choir College, and Baccalaureates in Organ Performance and Bible from the Philadelphia Biblical University (now Cairn University). Not only gifted as an organist, he has also performed as a violinist with his college symphony orchestra and as a baritone at PBU and Westminster. Although Paul has an evangelical and Presbyterian background, he most recently served for over eight years within the Anglican tradition. Paul and his wife, Trisha, are expecting their first child in July. His first Sunday at the church will be June 13.  Read the full announcement. 

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