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Location of the Diocese of Upper South Carolina

The Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina (EDUSC) is a diocese in the Episcopal Church of the United States of America (ECUSA).

The diocese includes the more than 60 congregations in the Upstate (northwestern) and Midlands regions of the U.S. state of South Carolina.[1] There are five convocations in the diocese: Midlands (Columbia area), Catawba (Lancaster area), Reedy River (Greenville area), Gravatt (Aiken area), and Piedmont (Spartanburg areas).[2]

Originally part of the Diocese of South Carolina, it became independent on October 10 - 11, 1922 following nearly two years of planning.[3] The see city is Columbia. Its cathedral is Trinity Cathedral.[4]

The Bishop Gravatt Center, the diocese's retreat and summer camp site, began service in 1949.


Parishes, Missions and Institutions as of September 2009


Parishes and Missions

  1. Abbeville Trinity Church
  2. Aiken Saint Augustine of Canterbury Church
  3. Aiken Saint Thaddeus Church
  4. Anderson Grace Church
  5. Anderson Saint George's Church
  6. Batesburg Saint Paul's Church
  7. Boiling Springs Saint Margaret's Church
  8. Camden Grace Church
  9. Cayce All Saints' Church
  10. Chapin Saint Francis of Assisi Church
  11. Chester Saint Mark's Church
  12. Clearwater Saint John's Church
  13. Clemson Holy Trinity Church
  14. Clinton All Saints' Church
  15. Columbia Church of the Good Shepherd
  16. Columbia St Lukes Church
  17. Columbia St Davids Church
  18. Columbia Trinity Cathedral Church
  19. Columbia Church of the Cross
  20. Columbia St Timothys Church
  21. Columbia St Johns Church
  22. Columbia St Marys Church
  23. Columbia All Souls' Church
  24. Columbia St Martins in the Fields Church
  25. Columbia St Michael & All Angels Church
  26. Easley St Michaels Church
  27. Eastover St Thomas
  28. Edgefield Church of the Ridge
  29. Fort Mill St Pauls Episcopal Church
  30. Gaffney Church of the Incarnation
  31. Graniteville Saint Paul's Church
  32. Great Falls Saint Peter's Church
  33. Greenville Saint Francis' Church
  34. Greenville Christ Church
  35. Greenville Saint Philip's Church
  36. Greenville Saint Peter's Church
  37. Greenville Church of the Redeemer
  38. Greenville Saint Andrew's Church
  39. Greenville Saint James' Church
  40. Greenwood Church of the Resurrection
  41. Greer Church of the Good Shepherd
  42. Hopkins Saint John's Church
  43. Irmo Saint Simon and Saint Jude's Church
  44. Jenkinsville Saint Barnabas' Church
  45. Lancaster Christ Church
  46. Laurens Church of the Epiphany
  47. Lexington Saint Alban's Church
  48. Newberry Saint Luke's Church
  49. North Augusta Saint Bartholomew's Church
  50. North Augusta, Beech Island,& Aiken, SC All Saints' Church -
  51. Pauline Calvary Church
  52. Ridgeway Saint Stephen's Church
  53. Rock Hill Saint Matthias' Church
  54. Rock Hill Church of Our Saviour
  55. Seneca Church of the Ascension
  56. Simpsonville Holy Cross Church
  57. Spartanburg Saint Christopher's Church
  58. Spartanburg Saint Matthew's Church
  59. Spartanburg Church of the Advent
  60. Spartanburg Church of the Epiphany
  61. Union Church of the Nativity
  62. Winnsboro Saint John's Church
  63. York Church of the Good Shepherd


  1. Aiken Bishop Gravatt Center / Camp Gravatt
  2. Aiken Mead Hall School
  3. Columbia George M. Alexander Diocesan House
  4. Columbia Finlay House
  5. Columbia Heathwood Hall Episcopal School
  6. Columbia Saint Lawrence Place
  7. Denmark Voorhees College,
  8. Greenville Christ Church Episcopal School
  9. West Columbia Chapel of the Holy Spirit (at Still Hopes)
  10. West Columbia South Carolina Episcopal Home at Still Hopes
  11. York York Place


Bishops of this diocese:

  1. Kirkman George Finlay, 1922-1938
  2. John James Gravatt, 1939-1953
  3. Clarence Alfred Cole, 1953-1963
  4. John Adams Pinckney, 1963-1972
  5. George Moyer Alexander, 1973-1979
  6. William Arthur Beckham, 1979-1995
  7. Dorsey Felix Henderson, Jr., 1995-present.



  1. ^ "Diocese of Upper South Carolina". The Episcopal Church. Retrieved 2007-05-10.  
  2. ^ "Diocesan Structure" (PDF). Diocese of Upper South Carolina. Retrieved 2007-05-10.  
  3. ^ Clarke, Philip G. (1972). A Brief History of the Diocese of Upper South Carolina: Fiftieth Anniversary Year, 1922-1972.  
  4. ^ The Episcopal Church Annual. Morehouse Publishing: New York, NY (2001)
  5. ^ The Episcopal Church Annual. Morehouse Publishing: New York, NY (2001)

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