The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit

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The Church of the Holy Spirit is a rural Episcopal parish located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, near the college town of Mars Hill in Madison County, which is north of Asheville. Directions for getting here.

This is a welcoming, loving Christian community, committed to serving God, one another and our neighbors. Many have come to Holy Spirit from other denominations, choosing this parish for its warm Christian community and its commitment to service. We accept others for who they are and welcome anyone, regardless of their social, political, and theological views. Come visit us soon. Here's when we get together:

Sunday Service
10:30am  Eucharistic Service
Children's and Youth Sunday School happen after Eucharist.

First Wednesdays During Lent
Each Wednesday through Lent features a program on the theme of a spiritual rule of life. This follows a simple soup and bread meal. The meal starts at 5:45 and the program begins at 6:45. The March 29 program is "Franciscan Spirituality as a Rule of Life," presented by Gary Mongillis. The April 5 program, "Ignatian Spirituality as a Rule of Life," will be presented by Bishop José McLaughlin.

Calendar of Events
For other activities during the current month, check our Mountain Spirit calendar.

Challenging Weather
What if the weather on a Sunday morning has massive amounts of snow and/or ice? Here's how to find out if church services are cancelled: Either phone the church office (828-689-2517) to listen to the voicemail message or check this page, our ECHS home page. Information will be posted here and recorded on the church's voicemail message as soon as the decision is made.

Want to be on the parish email list?
To receive weekly news bulletin ("Weekly Spirit"), the monthly newsletter ("Mountain Spirit"), and other special announcements, call the church office or send an email, and ask to be placed on the parish email list. For the phone number and email address of the church office, see Contact Page.

(Who needs stained glass windows when you have this beauty outside! Photo above courtesy of Linda Tull )

We are part of the larger Episcopal community:

Our monthly newsletter, Mountain Spirit, contains articles about church activities as well as thoughtful essays. To view a PDF of this month's newsletter, click here.


In reference to the Sanctuary Movement: find the online Sanctuary Toolkit by clicking here.


We help support Neighbors in Need
Click here for more information about NIN.