Rector: The Rev. Janice Melbourne Chalaron, ext. 4;
As a priest in the Episcopal Church, I have always understood myself to be a pilgrim on a pilgrimage of faith. This probably grows out of my history of being the daughter of a Foreign Service Officer and having lived overseas in places like Helsinki, Finland and Baghdad, Iraq. I have degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke University and the University of the South at Sewanee. (I come from a long line of academics!) Since my ordination in 1990, I’ve been called to serve congregations in the Dioceses of North Carolina and Atlanta. Coming to Our Saviour in Rock Hill has felt like a faithful continuation of my vocation as a clergy person and my own spiritual journey. I feel very honored to have been called as the Rector and to be doing ministry with such creative and hard- working staff members and lay leaders. Having been here almost 3 years, I can say with conviction that I believe our Parish is a fabulous place for people who are seeking to know God and who are longing for a deeper connection to Christ.
My dearest companion on pilgrimage is my husband, Pierre. Together, we have walked the Camino Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain, the Pyrenees in France, and we actually have been walking and talking with one another for over 30 years. We have 3 wonderful, grown-up children; 4 beautiful grandchildren and 1 lazy, bad-tempered cat. You will generally find Pierre outside the house working in the garden or leaning over the back fence trading vegetables and flowers and stories with our neighbors. On most Sunday afternoons you will find me at lunch with newcomers or out visiting parishioners in the local hospitals. And, by Sunday evening, I’m ready to enjoy another installment of… Downton Abbey!
I hope that you will join me and the congregation of the Episcopal Church of Our Saviour on our pilgrimage with Christ.
Christian Formation Director: AnnWalton Townsend, ext. 6,
Parish Administrator: Barbara A. Ferrara, ext. 2;
Music Director: Virginia S. Moe, ext. 5; Financial Secretary: Robyn Brown, ext. 3; Day School Director: Ashley Lesslie, 803-328-9624;
For pastoral emergencies:
The Rev. Janice Melbourne Chalaron
Please contact the Wardens (and Vestry as well as our Parish Administrator) using the form below:
Susanne Okey. Senior Warden
Jay Dorfer, Junior Warden
The Episcopal Church of Our Saviour
144 Caldwell Street
Rock Hill, SC 29730
We are located at the corner of Oakland Avenue and White Street, on the corner that borders Caldwell Street in Old Town Rock Hill, SC. Our parking lot borders Oakland Avenue, next to Saturday Bike and Run.
The Episcopal Church of Our Saviour is a welcoming community.
We believe that God calls us to Celebrate Christ, to Serve Christ and to Share Christ.
At Our Saviour you will find an intimate, caring community that finds strength and nourishment through the Holy Eucharist. We value inspired worship and music, strong preaching, excellent Christian Formation for all ages, and significant outreach ministries to the larger community.
We also value each other. We give each other support and comfort in times of difficulty and we rejoice together in times of happiness and grace. We enjoy being together.
We are an intimate congregation that welcomes everyone.