Consecration FAQ

What Is happening?
The Very Rev. Chip Edgar will be consecrated as the Bishop of The Anglican Diocese of South Carolina.


When is the event?
On Saturday, March 12, 2022, at 10 a.m.


Where is this taking place?
The Cathedral Church of St. Luke and St. Paul at 126 Coming Street in Charleston, South Carolina.


Is the service open to all?
The service is open to all, however because we are expecting a capacity crowd, we are asking those hoping to attend to RSVP using the link here. Note that indicating your RSVP does not guarantee seating within the Cathedral. Once the Cathedral is full, guests will be invited to an overflow area where the service will be viewed via livestream.


How do I sign up?
RSVP here. 


Will I get a seat in the Cathedral?
Due to the nature of the event, a majority of the floor seats are reserved for clergy and family of Bishop Edgar. All remaining floor seats and a majority of the balcony are first come, first serve.


What if the Cathedral is full when I arrive?
Overflow seating will be available in the Parish Hall, which is on site. The ceremony will be streamed live to a large screen in the overflow location.


What time should I arrive?
The ceremony begins at 10:00am. Doors will be open to registrants at 9:15 am.


May I take photographs or video the service (with my camera or cell phone)?
In an effort to preserve the solemnity of the service, we ask that you refrain from taking photographs. Professional photographers and videographers will be with us documenting the occasion and their images will be made available for  download at a later date.


Where should we park?
Parking will be available at:

  • The St. Philip’s Garage (89 St. Philip Street) This lot is .2 miles from the Cathedral and costs $1.00 per half hour.
  • MUSC Garage (151 Rutledge Avenue) 0.35 miles or 7 minute walk; .75/half hour, $6/day max.
  • Limited Handicap Parking will be available in the Charleston Water lot at 103 St. Philip’s Street

View the parking map.


Where can I be dropped off outside?
Whether getting dropped off by a spouse, Uber, or anyone else, we would prefer you to be dropped off at the intersection of Vanderhorst and Coming, on the sidewalk outside the church walls.


Can I park in the parking lot across from the church?
Unfortunately, the church parking lot will not be available for parking that morning. We are utilizing that space for other aspects of the event.


Are there shuttles running from the parking garages?
The St. Philip Parking Garage is the most convenient parking lot, which we encourage our attendees to try to park there first. It’s a short walk from there to The Cathedral. Overflow parking is recommended at the MUSC Ashley/Rutledge Visitor Parking Garage. It’s approximately a 7-minute walk, but a golf cart will be on rotation for those who might need to or from the garage.


Is Parking Free?
Unfortunately, neither garage was able to offer group parking rates or vouchers. Attendees are responsible for the parking fee. St. Philip Parking Garage is $1/half hour. MUSC is $0.75/half hour, with a $6 daily max.


How long will the service last?
We expect the consecration to last approximately 2 hours.


Will there be a reception?
The reception, following the consecration, will be held (weather permitting) in the courtyard. Swig and Swine, a local barbecue restaurant is serving as our caterer.


Will the service be live-streamed?
Yes, you will be able to link to the service via the Diocese’s Facebook Page and via The Cathedral’s YouTube channel.