Over Christmas holidays we received a private tour of Beaufort's historic St. Peter's Church. We'd driven past it two years ago, on our way to another island for a camping trip, and the windows had been boarded up. I was curious about this church and by a stroke of luck (but I no longer believe in coincidences, just God-cidences) Michael and Max met a woman at the Marian Eucharistic Conference who knows the history of this church. She invited us to have a look and we had a lovely afternoon learning about the men and women who made this possible. What a beautiful, intimate space for worship! How many of us have that drive to build a church?
|An extended altar|
|The figures are raised and have depth to them|
|Keys of St. Peter match those on the stained glass!|
|In the confessional/sacristy|
|The Confederate flag still flies on the grave of the soldier who fought in the civil war.|
|Reminds me of my kitty|
If you're ever visiting in Beaufort, go visit this gem! The graveyard is serene and beautiful too. Pick up a book by Pat Conroy, another gem of Beaufort, and bring some of the low-country home with you. I'm reading his memoir: The Water is Wide. If you want to be a teacher, this is a must-read.
All photos by Max Bodach