The Abbeville Artist Guild is going to be painting and drawing the Trinity Episcopal Church on Saturday, October 19 beginning at 10:00 am during the Hogs and Hens BBQ Cook-Off in downtown Abbeville. The Guild is looking for other talented people who would like to join with them to create artwork that will be auctioned off to benefit the Church. This is a fundraiser for the restoration of the church. Preservation South Carolina named Trinity Episcopal Church to their Places at Risk List in April of 2018. Trinity’s iconic 125-foot steeple, the tallest structure in town, is in danger of collapse due to the growing rot in the wooden supports embedded in the masonry walls and is beginning to slightly lean. For safety reasons, Trinity is now shuttered and closed until the steeple can be stabilized.
This is a collaboration between the Abbeville Artist Guild and Divine Your Space Gift Shop. The guild members and guests will be set up in front of Divine Your Space to paint their own interpretation of the church. Anyone is welcome to join and donate their work to the restoration and saving of the iconic Trinity Street Church. We hope to see all mediums including acrylics, watercolor, and sketches of this beautiful church. The finished art pieces will be displayed at Divine Your Space and silent bids of the work will begin on the 19th and run through December 14th. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Trinity Church.
If you are interested in participating please email the Abbeville Artist Guild or email Divine Your Space. You may also call Design Your Space at 864-366-8463 for more information about the silent auction.
Grace Church Cathedral offers a series of luncheon speakers on topics of community interest, paired with a hearty lunch. They are held from 12:30-2:00 p.m. Third Thursday Luncheons are open to everyone: men and women, members and non-members. A $10 donation is appropriate for food service. Bill Fitzpatrick will be speaking about his book “South Carolina’s Sacred Spaces; the journey that led him to photograph endangered churches around the state and write about those who sacrifice to ensure they survive. He will also discuss the formation of Preservation SC’s Sacred Spaces Fund that will help give grants to those rural churches who have the most critical need for stabilization.
The public is invited to attend.
Contact Preservation SC at 803-944-9425, or, Grace Church Cathedral at 843-723-4575 to learn more.
The Jamison Foundation will hold a Christmas Caroling and Book Signing at Trinity Church in Society Hill. The W. B. D. Simons organ will be playing and refreshments will be served!
Join PSC’s Executive Director, Michael Bedenbaugh and author and photographer, Bill Fitzpatrick for a wonderful evening at Trinity Episcopal Church in Society Hill, SC. There will be an organ recital and you’ll have the opportunity to meet the author and have your copy of Saving Sacred Spaces signed! Please be sure to prepare for the weather as in true 1834’s style, the church does not have heat.