In the fall of 1985, The Rt. Rev. C. FitzSimons Allison, Bishop of South Carolina, decided to form a mission and appointed the Reverend John (Jack) McKee, a retired Episcopal Priest living on Hilton Head, as Vicar. In November, 1985, an organizing meeting was held at the Spring Lake Pavilion in Hilton Head Plantation. Thirty-six men and women met with Jack McKee to lead this fledgling flock in establishing a diocesan mission. Reverend McKee polled the group for their preferences on a name for the Mission Church. When no single name won strong support, he suggested that “All Saints” might work, and the group agreed. They selected Charlie Richman to be the first Senior Warden, John Dixon as Treasurer, and Ann Gibson as Secretary.
In March of 1987, Jack McGee died. A hard-working search committee quickly identified and called the Reverend Dr. Gordon Mann as the next Vicar. Gordon Mann arrived in September of 1987. On January 1, 1992, All Saints assumed full parish status and received its charter at the Diocesan Convention a year later. Dr. Mann died in November, 1992. In 1993, the Vestry voted to name the library in their honor.
The library has a wide-ranging selection of resources to support you on your spiritual journey. Our collection includes 2000+ titles on topics such as the Episcopal Church, Anglicanism, theology, Bible studies, comparative religion, spiritual growth, prayer, parenting, and much more. We have children and youth sections, fiction, and a selection of DVDs.
The library is located off the foyer as you enter the Parish and is open whenever the church is open. Wi-Fi is available. Parishioners may borrow materials.
Checkout is self-service on the honor system. A clipboard with sign out sheets is located on the bulletin board. On the sign out sheet simply put the date, name of book, your name and phone number. Return items when you are done to the book return box and cross your name off the sheet.
To find a particular item, use one of the three catalog listings located on the counter or click a listing below. You may search by category, author or title. Books are shelved by category call number.
Donations to the library are welcome. Donated items must be in good condition, not duplicate existing materials, and meet a library need. You also may designate a gift for the library through the finance office.