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St. Philip’s Tea Room
April 29 @ 11:30 am - May 3 @ 2:00 pm
CHARLESTON, SC — Historic St. Philip’s Church is pleased to announce the date and time of our 2019 Tea Room. This year our Tea Room will be open the week of April 29th-May 3rd, 2019, between the hours of 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. and will again offer a delicious Lowcountry lunch. The Tea Room is located in the Parish Hall and courtyard at the corner of Church and Cumberland Streets in downtown Charleston.
Established in 1680, St. Philip’s Church was the first Anglican church in South Carolina and is also the oldest parish in the state. It began at the corner of Meeting and Broad Streets, now the site of St. Michael’s Church and moved to its current location in the early 1700s. Today its congregation includes parishioners whose families have worshiped at St. Philip’s for more than twelve generations and are among the many volunteers serving at the Tea Room. The tradition of the Tea Room started in 1952 as the “Tea Garden” by the Women’s Auxiliary and was then directed by Mrs. Carlton (Hattie) Davies. The church is excited to continue the tradition again this coming year.
At this spring’s Tea Room, Lowcountry luncheon favorites will return, such as “Charleston Receipts” okra soup, pimiento cheese, classic chicken salad and shrimp salad. A wonderful selection of desserts, made by parishioners, will include Hummingbird Cake, Grand Marnier Cheesecake and Huguenot Torte as well as a wide variety of other treats.
Once again we are delighted to provide several dining choices for guests. Due to its popularity guests may choose to take advantage of the Tea Room’s original 1952 outdoor format that allows them to dine outside in our beautiful courtyard or on our Parish Hall’s veranda. The Parish Hall will also have plenty of indoor seating with live piano music to enjoy during lunch. Patrons will also have the opportunity to place takeout orders with delivery provided to downtown locations. To place a takeout order please call (843) 722-7291.
Throughout the week, homemade items, baked goods, St. Philip’s souvenirs and other treasures will be sold in our Tea Room gift shop. Our historic church building will also be open for tours. Proceeds from the Tea Room benefit St. Philip’s international and local missions, St. Philip’s choirs, and youth ministries. For more information, please call (843) 722-7734 or visit www.stphilipschurchsc.org.