Sunday Morning Classes Coming Up

Grab a cup of coffee and come to the Parish Hall

from 11:30- 12:15

There will be Sunday School for children during each of these sessions


Each Other’s Keeper;

a Church’s Response to Violence

Each Session will be framed by a video presentation followed by a conversation of questions and impressions.


Sunday, September 18

Violence in Scripture;

What are we to make of those troublesome episodes in the history of God’s people?

October 3

Violence in American Popular Culture;

Why is it so pervasive and how do we protect our psyche?

October 9

Gun Violence: A Public Health Crisis;

What are we missing here?



Annual Events

Our Annual Oyster Roast Returns in 2023 - Shrove Tuesday February 21, 2023

Instead of a pancake supper on Shrove Tuesday, St. Christopher’s holds an oyster roast. The first oyster roast at St. Christopher’s was held in 1961 and is still a popular community event. Offerings include steamed oysters, boiled shrimp, clam chowder, hotdogs with homemade chili, baked beans and coleslaw. Childcare with a hotdog dinner for children under the age of 12 is available at no charge with the purchase of an adult ticket.  The night of the event there will be a drawing and a wine cork pull, $20.00 per pull. These two events are cash or check only at the door. Doors open at 5:30 pm, Oyster Roast begins at 6:00 pm and ends at 8:00 pm. Early entrance for socializing and decorating  at 5:00 pm with an additional $50.00 purchase of a private table seating 8. Private tables are limited in number.

We are excited to once again host this much loved annual event! Tickets can be purchased at the Church Office Monday-Thursday 9am until 1:00 pm with cash or checks or online. Get your tickets early we hope to see you there.

Stations of the Cross (Good Friday)

This powerful event takes place on Good Friday each year. St. Christopher’s, along with the other local Episcopal churches as well as some other denominations, walk through Downtown Spartanburg taking turns carrying a wooden cross, stopping at 12 spots for scripture readings on a journey with Christ to his crucifixion. The journey ends with a short service at The Episcopal Church of the Advent.

Blessing of the Animals

The Sunday afternoon closest to October 4th, in celebration of St. Francis of Assisi, St. Christopher’s holds a blessing of the animals. Everyone is encouraged to bring their pets to this service held on the lawn next to the church, where they will be blessed by our vicar and deacon.

Veteran's Day Service and Labyrinth

A quiet and contemplative service is held each Veteran’s Day in the church with the lighting of candles in honor and remembrance of the Veterans in our lives. A Labyrinth made out of American flags is installed in the lawn next to the church for people to walk while praying.

Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Sunday

After the Easter service, young children gather with their baskets and join in on an Easter Egg Hunt.

Blessing of the Backpacks

The Sunday before school starts back, St. Christopher’s holds a blessing of the backpacks during the service. Students, teachers and others who work at or attend school bring their backpacks to church and receive a blessing before the start of a new school year.