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St. James the Greater Catholic Church – Ritter, South Carolina

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St. James the Greater Catholic Church is located just south of Walterboro in the small community of Ritter. This African American congregation dates back to 1826, though the first church wasn’t built until 1833. The current church (pictured below) was completed in the late 1930s and is the third to serve the congregation.

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St. James the Greater Catholic Church Info

Address: 3087 Ritter Road, Ritter, SC 29488
GPS Coordinates: 32.776853,-80.661916

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6 Comments about St. James the Greater Catholic Church

NICOLENo Gravatar says:
October 4th, 2017 at 10:13 pm

The Facebook page is for it’s Sister Church, found under St. Anthony’s Catholic Church Colleton County, with some information about St. Jame’s The Greater.

NICOLENo Gravatar says:
October 4th, 2017 at 10:10 pm

To answer Marcia Meyer, Sunday Mass at St. Jame’s The Greater in Ritter is currently at 12:30 PM. The best way to contact the parish office is at (843) 549-5230 or via e-mail at

Mimi DiasNo Gravatar says:
January 30th, 2016 at 10:31 am

The US Post Office calls this church’s address Ritter, but it is in an historic African-American community named Catholic Hill. It’s a shame that between the Postal Service and the out-of-state companies that handled mapping for 911 service that the original place-names across much of South Carolina are being lost.

Mark Ritter says:
March 20th, 2015 at 2:01 am

I'm curious how the crossroads of Ritter got its name. Anybody know?

SCIWAYNo Gravatar says:
January 5th, 2015 at 9:12 am

Here is a phone number for the church. Hopefully, someone there can answer your question. Good luck!

marcia meyerNo Gravatar says:
January 3rd, 2015 at 12:45 pm

What time are your Sunday services?

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