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St. Simon’s Church

St. Simon’s Church – Peak, South Carolina


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This shell of St. Simon’s Episcopal Church in the rural community of Peak in Newberry County once held a vibrant congregation. The church was organized in 1889, and the building was constructed in 1900. According to locals, this was last an active church in the early 1920s. Since then, the property owner left the building to two siblings, one of whom lived in the church, earning himself the nickname “Preacher”. Descendants of Preacher’s sister now live in front of the church and use the building for storage.

St. Simon's Church

Bill Segars of Hartsville, 2007 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

St. Simon's Episcopal Church

Bill Segars of Hartsville, 2007 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

St. Simon's Church Newberry

Bill Segars of Hartsville, 2007 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

St. Simon Window

James (Jim) Jenkins of Chesterfield, 2013 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

St. Simons Peak SC

James (Jim) Jenkins of Chesterfield, 2013 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Many thanks to Bill Segars and Jim Jenkins for contributing the above photos and information.

Reflections on St. Simon’s Church


Contributor Jim Jenkins leaves readers with these words about the road to St. Simon’s: “The street leading to the old church is an unpaved, two-rut road that leads from one block to the other. Only one vehicle can use the street at the time, but I did not see any directional signs as to the proper use of the street. In small communities like Peak, people give way to their neighbor.”

Add your own reflections here.

St. Simon’s Church Info


Address: Nelums Street, Peak, SC 29122

St. Simon’s Church Map



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