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Purification Heritage Center

In 2014, the Friends of Purification Church initiated a campaign to save the Church of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary from inevitable ruin. The church, whose roots lead back to the first Catholic congregation in Georgia, was slowly falling apart and closed to masses due to its deteriorating condition. Through the generous contributions of supporters from all over the state and beyond, the church was saved - but there is much more to do! 

Recognizing the rich history of the church and the surrounding area, the vision and  mission of Friends of Purification Church evolved leading to the creation of

 

Purification Heritage Center

A Sacred Place to Seek, Find and Renew Faith

Purification Heritage Center, a 501c3, is restoring the Church of the Purification, Locust Grove Cemetery, and the land where the first Catholic congregation of Georgia once thrived.

 

We hope that you will join our mission to preserve the rich history of Catholicism in Georgia for generations to come by creating a sacred place to deepen faith through retreats, education programs, and service projects. 

Our Heritage

From 1790 on, The Church of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary was a fully functioning parish. It was a Catholic church long before the majestic cathedrals in Savannah and Atlanta were built. It is the precursor of the many churches in the dioceses of Savannah and Atlanta that now serve some 1,200,000 Catholics.

Programs and Services

Purification Heritage Center is available for groups to schedule educational or historic programs to learn about the rich history of Catholicism in  Sharon and Taliaferrro County. Programs can include meetings  or masses at the Church of the Purification or Locust Grove Cemetery.  

News

For pictures and videos of recent events at Purification Heritage Center, go to our News page.

We will update the 'News' frequently to keep you updated on activities and events at

Purification Heritage Center!  

HELP US GROW PURIFICATION HERITAGE CENTER BY GIVING - DONATE / VOLUNTEER / SCHEDULE A RETREAT
 
SPREAD THE WORD - TELL A FRIEND - COME FOR A VISIT - FORWARD A LINK
Purification Heritage Center

A Sacred Place to Seek,

Find and Renew Faith

CONTACT US

friends@purificationheritagecenter.org

678-662-9588

Purification Heritage Center

P.O. Box 344
Washington, GA 30673

www.PurificationHeritageCenter.org

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