Church Tea Rooms offer a glimpse into how this mannerly city fetes the public through church tea rooms. Many of the receipts, or recipes to those who are from off, have been handed down and improved upon from one generation to the next.

The St. Philip’s Episcopal Church Tea Room scheduled for April 27 – May 1 has been canceled due to the recommendations regarding public assembly and the Coronavirus/COVID – 19 pandemic.

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church Tea Room, one of the oldest, will be held April 27 – May 1, 11:30am – 2pm, at the corner of Church and Cumberland Streets in downtown Charleston. During the week, homemade items, baked goods, St. Philip’s souvenirs and other treasures will be sold in our Tea Room gift shop, and the historic church building will be open for tours. A delivery service to downtown locations and take-out lunches are available. For more information, call 843-722-7921 or visit

Grace Episcopal Church Tea Room, on Wentworth St., is held May 25 – June 5 (closed Sunday, May 31), 11:30am – 2pm. The Church Mouse Boutique is open from 10:30am – 3pm, filled with treasures and “must haves.” For more information, call 843-723-4575 or visit