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St.Philip’s Church was commissioned shortly after the Carolina colony was foundedin 1670. Because theChurch of England was the establishedchurch, St. Philip’s tried to meet the spiritualneeds of the early settlers and also was responsible for oversight ofelections, education and socialservices in everything from healthcare todisaster relief. St. Philip’s churchwardens and vestry enforced moralitylaws and levied taxes. The colony’s firststate funeral—that of Governor Robert Johnson—tookplace in the church, as did that of thecontroversial, one-time vice president, Senator John C. Calhoun. Buriedin the churchyard are Founding Fathers, pirate hunters, war heroes, statesmen and even the unfortunate victim of asensational murder. This book recounts the early years of St. Philip’sChurch, the people who walked its aisles andsome of the early religious conflictsthat shook the community. Authors Dorothy Middleton Anderson and MargaretMiddleton Rivers Eastman outline thefascinating history of the first church in the new colony.

St.Philip’s Church was commissioned shortly after the Carolina colony was foundedin 1670. Because theChurch of England was the establishedchurch, St. Philip’s tried to meet the spiritualneeds of the early settlers and also was responsible for oversight ofelections, education and socialservices in everything from healthcare todisaster relief. St. Philip’s churchwardens and vestry enforced moralitylaws and levied taxes. The colony’s firststate funeral—that of Governor Robert Johnson—tookplace in the church, as did that of thecontroversial, one-time vice president, Senator John C. Calhoun. Buriedin the churchyard are Founding Fathers, pirate hunters, war heroes, statesmen and even the unfortunate victim of asensational murder. This book recounts the early years of St. Philip’sChurch, the people who walked its aisles andsome of the early religious conflictsthat shook the community. Authors Dorothy Middleton Anderson and MargaretMiddleton Rivers Eastman outline thefascinating history of the first church in the new colony.


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