Father Jeffrey Kirby
Kirby receives Order of Palmetto

A local priest received South Carolina’s highest civilian award, the Order of the Palmetto, last week.
Father Jeffrey Kirby, administrator of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Indian Land, received the award Oct. 11 in a ceremony in the central lobby of the S.C. State House in Columbia.
Kirby joined the Indian Land church after the dedication of its new church building in August, taking over from Father John Guiliani, who oversaw the church’s construction. Kirby also serves as administrator of St. Joseph’s Parish in Chester.