The Tea Room Tradition at St. Philip’s Church
The 2022 Tea Room is ON! Stop by May 2-6 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for a lowcountry lunch! We will be offering our famous okra soup, chicken salad sandwiches, ham biscuits, shrimp salad, and more! Listen to the live music and finish your meal with tea or coffee and a delicious homemade dessert. You'll love our Huguenot Torte! (Here's an insider tip: pick up your dessert as soon as you get seated––before someone else takes the one you had your eye on!) After you eat, take a few minutes to browse our gift shop, conveniently located between our indoor and outdoor dining areas. Our historic sanctuary will be open for prayer, and docents will be available in the narthex to offer information and answer questions.
The Tea Room is a St. Philip’s tradition that was begun in 1952 by the Women’s Auxiliary and directed by Mrs. Carlton "Hattie" Davies. In its first years, the Tea Room was held in the old “Shell Shop,” now known as the Tea Garden, and after some years off, the Tea Room tradition was reintroduced in 2003. Lunch is served daily in the St. Philip’s Parish House and courtyard for one week in the spring. Many volunteers––men, women, and youths––donate their time, talents, and treasures to this project. Proceeds from the Tea Room benefit St. Philip's foreign and home missions, St. Philip's choirs, and youth ministries.