Category Saint Mary Help of Christians

The Bells of Saint Mary’s – Part 3

One day after being blessed in the atrium garden, the four new cast bells from Christoph Paccard Bell Foundry were hoisted into the new bell tower at Saint Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church in Aiken, South Carolina. R.W. Allen, the general contractor of both the church building and the new bell tower, has uploaded […]

The Bells of Saint Mary’s – Part 2

The four new bells, beautifully cast by Christoph Paccard Bell Foundry, arrived at Saint Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church on July 6, 2017.  They were unloaded and temporarily placed in the atrium garden in front of the church for viewing. Here are some close-up photos of the bells, courtesy of Gina Kvartek, where you […]

Saint Mary’s Bell Tower Rises in Aiken

The downtown Aiken skyline has received a new addition, as the bell tower at Saint Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church has taken shape over the past couple months. R.W. Allen had previously constructed the foundations and base for the bell tower when they constructed the new church building on Fairfield Street, which was consecrated […]

The Bells of Saint Mary’s – Part 1

As the bell tower at Saint Mary of Christians Catholic Church begins to rise in Aiken, South Carolina, the bells that will soon be heard ringing throughout the city are beginning to take shape as well! Here are some photos we recently received of the casting process from Christoph Paccard Bell Foundry in Charleston, South […]

McCrery Architects Honored with John Russell Pope Award for SMHC

On April 21, 2017, the Washington Mid Atlantic Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art hosted their biannual ceremony for the John Russell Pope Awards at the Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C.  The John Russell Pope Awards recognize excellence in classical architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture.  They are named after John Russell […]

New Stained Glass Windows Installed at Saint Mary Help of Christians

On a recent trip through South Carolina, Project Manager Michael Osysko took photos of the incredible new stained glass windows at Saint Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church in Aiken. The three windows are: “Christ in Majesty”, located in the west facade of the church above the main entrance “Blessed Virgin Mary Help of Christians”, […]

Traditional Building Magazine features article on Saint Mary Help of Christians

McCrery Architects is honored to share that Traditional Building Magazine has published an article in their December 2016 issue about Saint Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church in Aiken, South Carolina. The article, which was written by Nancy A. Ruhling following an interview with Principal Architect James McCrery and Project Manager Michael Osysko, contains a […]

Saint Mary Help of Christians selected for ICAA’s Classicist No. 13

McCrery Architects is excited to share that Saint Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church has been published in the latest edition of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art’s yearly journal. Classicist No. 13 concentrates specifically on classical architecture and design in the American South. We are honored that the ICAA has selected our project […]

New Aerial Videos of Saint Mary Help of Christians

R.W. Allen, the general contractor for our Saint Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church Project in Aiken, South Carolina, has recently uploaded three new aerial videos taken with a drone. The videos include a sweeping flight around the entire perimeter of the site, a flyover approaching the atrium garden and main facade from the west, and a 360-degree […]

Aiken Standard Coverage of SMHC Consecration

The Aiken Standard ran a story and two photo galleries about the consecration of the new Saint Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church in Aiken, SC. Follow the links below for coverage of the big event, which took place on February 2, 2015. “St. Mary Help of Christians Parish dedicates new church” Gallery: St. Mary Dedication Gallery: St. […]

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