3080 Highway 170
City Directories and History: “The original church of St. Luke’s Parish (established in 1767 by the Colonial Assembly) was built in 1786. This church burned sometime before 1824, when a second church was built on land donated by John Guerard one-half mile east of the original building. The Rev. Peter Van Pelt was in charge of the church, sometimes called “Bull Hill Church” since it is located on land from John Bull’s Bull Hill Plantation. Episcopal services were discontinued after 1856 and the church was sold to the Methodists in 1875.
The frame Meeting House style building measures 40 by 36 feet with arched windows and doorways. Two doors on the front are located on either side of the pulpit and were for the white church members. The slaves entered at the rear, which led to the gallery. The original high-backed pews still remain, as does the wide board flooring.”
Information from: Historic Resources of the Lowcountry, The Lowcountry Council of Government, Cynthia C. Jenkins, Preservation Planner – Published, 1979
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IMAGE GALLERY via photographer Bill Segars – 2005
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