The Church of the Good Shepherd, built in 1883, is the third oldest church in the Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina. We are a small parish located at the outskirts of downtown Columbia. Our unique expression of Anglo-Catholic liturgy draws members from all over the Midlands. Here, tradition and an involved parish community create an environment particularly conducive to worship.
The Church of the Good Shepherd is a liturgical church, which means we worship together in a consistent and formalized manner, observing the seasons of the traditional church year and employing the liturgies and rituals of our Catholic heritage, along with other liturgical churches around the world. As an Anglo-Catholic parish, we place emphasis on the preservation of traditional Anglican liturgy, music, and practices, along with regular participation in the sacraments, with the Holy Eucharist as the principal act of Christian worship.
As a small parish, the Church of the Good Shepherd provides an intimate, awe-inspiring worship setting, many opportunities for prayer, study, inreach and outreach, and warm fellowship for all ages.