Portrait of Rt. Rev. Gray Temple, Bishop of South Carolina, 1980

This is a portrait of Rt. Rev. Gray Temple who was the Bishop of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. It is done is charcoal by the renowned artist Ray Goodbred, who lived in Charleston and died in 2011. Bikshop Temple also served at Trinity Episcopal Church in Columbia, SC.

The Rt. Rev. Gray Temple, 85, retired Bishop of South Carolina, died Oct. 27 at the South Carolina Episcopal Retirement Community at Still Hopes, West Columbia, S.C. He led his diocese for more than 20 years, retiring in 1982.

Bishop Temple was native of Lewiston, Maine. He was a graduate of Brown University and Virginia Theological Seminary. He was ordained deacon in 1938 and priest in 1939 and consecrated bishop in 1961.

He served as assistant at Calvary Church, Tarboro, N.C., 1938-40; rector of Truro, Fairfax, Va., 1940-41; priest-in-charge of St. John's, Battleboro, N.C., 1941-47; rector of Good Shepherd, Rocky Mount, N.C., 1941-53; rector of St. Peter's, Charlotte, N.C., 1953-55; and as dean of Trinity Cathedral, Columbia, S.C., until his election as bishop.

Bishop Temple was a founder of St. Christopher's Camp and Conference Center at Seabrook Island, S.C., the South Carolina Episcopal Retirement Community at Still Hopes, and of the Bishop Gadsden Community in Charleston, S.C. He established the parish of St. Luke and St. Paul in Charleston
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