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Funds to save Trinity Episcopal could be generated from use as event space

By ST. CLAIRE DONAGHY Index Journal May 22, 2020 Once Trinity Episcopal Church in Abbeville is permitted to reopen, church use as an event space, in addition to a place of Christian worship, could generate funds needed to complete renovations on the historic church, consecrated in 1860. Preservation South Carolina and Friends of Trinity of […]

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Trinity Abbeville Steeple Stabilization

Trinity Episcopal Steeple to be Detached and Anchored in Stabilization Project

By ST. CLAIRE DONAGHY Index Journal April 8, 2020 Cutting timbers and balancing tension while sawing is “a very complicated dance” high above ground, to secure the tall steeple of the historic Trinity Episcopal Church in Abbeville. Mike Bedenbaugh, Preservation South Carolina executive director, said phase one, the securing of Trinity Episcopal’s steeple, is getting […]

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Trinity Abbeville to Receive National Grant

By ST. CLAIRE DONAGHY Index-Journal Oct 24, 2019 ABBEVILLE — Trinity Episcopal Church is set to be awarded a national preservation grant that will help in restoring the Trinity Street landmark. The National Fund for Sacred Places is awarding preservation grants to 10 historic congregations in the country — totaling $1.9 million — and the gothic […]

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Update on Preservation Projects in South Carolina’s Upcountry

October 4, 2019 Check out Preservation South Carolina’s Executive Director, Michael Bedenbaugh, as he speaks with Megan on WSPA’s Your Carolina with Jack & Megan about how PSC is preserving sacred places in South Carolina and has been for years. Mike is giving an update on Preservation South Carolina’s latest projects. Watch the Interview Here

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New Book Aims to Preserve Endangered Sacred Spaces

News & Press By Samantha Lyles, Staff Writer, slyles@newsandpress.net Society Hill’s Trinity Episcopal Church. Photo by Samantha Lyles As modern “megachurches” spring up in more and more communities across America, many older churches are seeing their congregations dwindle. Decreased attendance makes it difficult to fund upkeep of these historic chapels and sanctuaries, and the number […]

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Another One of PSC’s Places at Risk to Be Saved!

The State: September 17, 2019 • By Charles Duncan “Mosquito Beach began to lose its popularity with African-Americans following the desegregation of more popular beaches nearby. Hurricane Hugo damaged the hotel in 1989 and it was closed for repairs, but without customers, it never reopened,” according to Preservation South Carolina. “Today, the Pine Tree Hotel […]

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SC Public Radio: Restoring Abbeville’s Trinity Church

Thank you SC Public Radio for featuring Trinity of Abbeville! Read or Listen now to learn about Trinity’s restoration journey and our goals for the future. South Carolina is famous for many of its structures, especially the houses of worship that dot the varied landscape of the Palmetto State. The existence of many of these […]

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Enslaved Members of Trinity Documents Found

An important and historical discovery has been made! Several pages from the Church Register from the 1840s that document the names of the enslaved communicants who were baptized, married and confirmed as members of Trinity of Abbeville. As we sift through the documents, we will release more pages as we find them.  This is an […]

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