St. Clare of Assisi is a Catholic church being built on Daniel Island + will be the largest new church in the state, featuring architecture inspired by old-world Italy.
The structure — which broke ground last year — will be a 21,000 sqft building with Neo-Gothic style, hints of Romanesque elegance, 170 ft spires, and icon towers.
Local company Trident Construction is leading the project along with DC Architects Franck & Lohsen. The church will be home to 2,300+ parishioners and located on Seven Farms Drive — adjacent to Etiwan Park and Bishop England High School.
What’s included in the masterplan?
- 2-story administrative and education complex
- Building serving as an event space
There will be 12 stunning Franz Mayer of Munich stained-glass windows to adorn the church. The inspiration for the building design also comes from the Basilica of Santa Chiara in Assisi, Italy, Stella Maris on Sullivan’s Island, and St. Matthews on King Street.
The new church is set to be completed in early 2023. The capital campaign to raise funds for the land, church, and furnishings has earned $14 million of the $22 million needed for the project. Track the church’s progress.