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Historic Churchyard

Upcoming Events

Open Doors Tour: Saturday, March 24, 9:00 AM - 12 noon
Did you know Christ Church used to be called the ┬ôsnap bean church┬ö? That parishioners used to rent their own pews? Get answers to questions, learn about the history and architecture of Christ Church, and hear our fabulous new organ. Tour our newly restored historic church at 9:00 AM then visit our neighboring churches as well. This event is free and open to the public. Please bring a friend! Tour Christ Church at 9:00 AM, First Presbyterian Church at 10:00 AM, and  Buncombe Street United Methodist Church at 11:00 AM. Questions? Contact Emily Davis, 672.4152.

Christ Church Historic Churchyard

Historical Tours of the church, chapel, and churchyard are given several times a year. For more information on upcoming tours, please contact the Christ Church receptionist at 271.8773.

A walk through the churchyard will lead you past former clergy, church members, and former mayors. Also interred are Vardry McBee, the post Civil War provisional Governor Benjamin Franklin Perry, his son, US Congressman William H. Perry, and US Senator Joseph H. Earle.

Our current focus is to re-establish and develop the grounds of the Church so the campus will complement and enhance the beautiful, historic church buildings in the heart of Greenville. These beautification efforts will take several years to complete and are ably led by a volunteer Grounds Committee. Every other year, a Joyful Garden Tour is held at various private gardens in the downtown area, as well as at our beautiful historic church. Proceeds from this community event benefit our historic grounds restoration.

To enable us to explore and search the dynamic ownership records of the cemetery, a churchyard website was completed in the Fall of 2010 and given to the church by Crawford B. Lewis, a dedicated parishioner, as his Eagle Scout Project. To locate a historical grave in the churchyard, visit the Christ Church Cemetery Website (maintained by third party). If you have any questions or to find the resting place of a family member, please email Crawford Lewis.

Click here for a map of the churchyard. A larger map of the churchyard is located in the Business Office and is available for viewing and locating cemetery sites.

If you have information that you would like to share on an ancestor buried in the churchyard, please fill out the historical form.

To learn more about the availability of cemetery lots, please contact Bill Johnson.