Prince of Peace Catholic School also won two ‘Best of’ awards

TAYLORS, SC (JULY 9, 2024) – Prince of Peace Catholic Church and School is thrilled to announce they’ve won three “Best of the Upstate” awards from the annual contest run by the Greenville News. More than a quarter million votes were cast.

Prince of Peace Catholic Church took home the Best Place of Worship for the third year in the row and the school took home Best Private School and Best Preschool in the Upstate.

“The Holy Mass is a sacred time where we are able to experience heaven for a moment,” said Father Christopher Smith, pastor at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. “We strive to engage all the senses during Mass and invite every member of the congregation to worship in a way that brings them into that heavenly space. We are honored to accept this award and invite anyone interested in learning about the Catholic faith to our beautiful Masses.”

Prince of Peace Catholic Church is an extraordinary parish for ordinary people, providing an authentic Catholic experience for parishioners and visitors alike. The parish turns 50 years old this year, is part of the Diocese of Charleston, and has many ministries that cater to an extremely diverse parish.

Prince of Peace Catholic School is the principle apostolate of the Church for the handing on of the Catholic faith.The school encompasses grades K3-8th and has served as a beacon of academic excellence and spiritual growth since 2002.

“We are supremely proud of our Catholic school, its students, and staff,” said Father Smith. “One of my greatest joys is to visit with the students and see how they are growing not only academically in a challenging environment, but spiritually in their Catholic faith. Our school is a true testament to the commitment of our parish to support a place of education where children can be given the opportunity to graduate with academic achievements and a deep, vibrant faith.”

To learn more about Prince of Peace Catholic Church and School, please visit The church and school are located at 1209 Brushy Creek Road, Taylors.