The Basilica of Saint Peter to Hold Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Basilica & School Activity Center

Date: Wednesday, January 10th
Time: 6:00 pm
Address: 1529 Assembly St, Columbia SC 29201

Please join The Basilica of Saint Peter in celebrating the groundbreaking of their Basilica & School Activity Center on Wednesday, January 10th at 6 pm. The new three-story facility will be built on Assembly Street between the Basilica of Saint Peter Church and St. Peter’s Catholic School. The Activity Center will include adult classrooms, gathering spaces, offices, a youth center, and a multi-purpose hall.

About The Basilica of Saint Peter: Established as St. Peter’s Catholic Church in 1821 to serve Irish immigrants building the Columbia Canal, the Basilica of Saint Peter is the second oldest Roman Catholic parish in the state of South Carolina. With a long history of architectural significance, the first church building for the parish was designed by famous South Carolina architect Robert Mills, and the current church building, completed in 1907, was designed by Frank Milburn, architect of the state capitol dome. In 2018, the Vatican granted Saint Peter’s the title of “Minor Basilica,” noting its historical significance, the frequency and quality of its liturgy, and the vibrancy of its parish life. Known as the “Mother Church of the Midlands,” Saint Peter’s continues to help the people of the Midlands encounter Christ through worship, formation, and the sacraments. For more information on the Basilica of Saint Peter and their growth, please visit:

Project Partners: The Basilica of Saint Peter, Lambert Architecture + Construction Services, Hood Construction Company, Inc.

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