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St. John's Lutheran Church

St. John's Lutheran Church

Historic Charleston & Resort Islands

Historic Charleston & Resort Islands

St. John's Lutheran Church, established in 1742, is the "mother church" of Lutheranism in South Carolina. Located in Charleston's Historic District, the present church edifice's Greek-Revival style was dedicated in 1818, the second on the site. Both the cemetery and the building are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The front entrance gates represent some of the finest wrought iron work in Charleston's Gateway Walk. The church bell was given to the Confederacy for gunmetal. The tower now rings with a 19-bell cast bronze carillon.
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5 Clifford ST,
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 723-2426
Info & Amenities
Exit I-26 to King Street. Proceed past Market Street and turn right on Clifford. Parking is on the right, the church, cemetery and parish building are on the left.
Days and Hours of Operation
Tours by appointment only. Service with Holy Communion Su 8:30am and 11am. During the month of July, service with Holy Communion is Su at 10a.m.
Days and Holidays Closed
Sa, Su, major holidays and Easter M
Free Admission
Listed on National Register
Hours Year-round
9:00 - 3:00