Pawleys Island Chapel – Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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Originally home to the Pentecostal Holiness Church in nearby Georgetown, this quaint chapel did not arrive on Pawleys Island until the late 1940s, when it was dismantled and transported to the island. The chapel was carefully rebuilt by the Georgetown Laymen’s Association and dedicated on June 6, 1948.
The Chapel, as it is locally known, has managed to survive both Hurricane Hazel and Hurricane Hugo, and it continues to serve as the island’s only house of worship.
The small sanctuary extends into the marsh, affording visitors an unprecedented view of the tidal creek. The Pawleys Island Chapel is also available for weddings – see contact information below.
SC Picture Project Contributors Reflect on Pawleys Island Chapel
Contributor Treva Thomas Hamlin shares her experience capturing the middle photo: “The Pawleys Island Chapel has captured my eye for many summers. I love its simple elegance on the creek water’s edge as it beckons beach loving parishioners on a summer morning.”
Angie Pack of Greenville took the above photo and says, “The sun was setting and the clouds looked beautiful across the marsh behind the chapel. The sun coming through the windows made it look as if the lights were on in the chapel.”
Pawleys Island Chapel Info
Address: 391 Myrtle Avenue, Pawleys Island, SC 29585
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