PHC is following the Archdiocese of Atlanta guidelines for reopening and will be available for individual and small group visits late spring/early summer and larger groups in early fall. 

We would love to schedule a private tour to help plan for a group visit this fall.

Click the link below or text visitphc to 706-222-7189 to contact us.


In the meantime, enjoy a virtual tour of PHCWe look forward to welcoming you to PHC to show you our progress! 

Day Retreats

Host your group at Purification Heritage Center for a special day of retreat, reflection, and, renewal. With the help of PHC staff and volunteers, plan your program for the day which can include a presentation on the history of the cradle of Catholicism in Georgia and/or a Bible study session on the Gospel of St. Luke, Chapter 2, which highlights the Purification of Mary and the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple (the event for which the church is named).

Click the link below or call us at 706-817-2503 to schedule a retreat.

Walking Pilgrimage

Bring your group on a special pilgrimage to the Church of the Purification and Locust Grove Cemetery that are part of Purification Heritage Center. Take the 2-mile journey from the church to the oldest Catholic cemetery in Georgia or vice versa. Moderate hills, woods, and a country road take you back in time to experience parts of the earliest English Catholic settlement in our state.

Click the link below or call us at 706-817-2503 to schedule a retreat.

Service Projects

Looking for volunteer opportunities for your parish, bible study group, or school?
 ​We always need help!


  • Decorating the church for special events

  • Cemetery headstone cleaning

  • Grounds clean-up

  • Help research the rich history of Purification

  • Become a Parish Champion

  • Train to be a docent

  • Lead a group tour

Click the link below to volunteer.





Purification Heritage Center

A Sacred Place to Seek,

Find and Renew Faith



Purification Heritage Center

P.O. Box 344
Washington, GA 30673


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