Saint Mark's is an open, active, multi-racial community that welcomes all Christians to full participation without regard to gender, sexual orientation, disability, race or cultural heritage.
The mission of St. Mark’s, an open Episcopal Church that embraces all people, is to live and grow in the Gospel of Jesus Christ as well as to reach out, serve, teach, and support the parish family and community.
We welcome all Christians to full participation in the St. Mark’s Parish family without regard to gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, race or cultural heritage.
We believe in the call of Jesus to love all people with the same unconditional acceptance with which he loves us.
Saint Mark's Church was organized as an independent parish on Easter Day 1865 by a group of devout free Black Episcopalians who found themselves without a place to worship at the end of the Civil War. In 1965, after 100 years of attempted petitions to become a member of the Diocese of South Carolina, we were accepted into the Diocese Convention of South Carolina. We are currently a member of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina.