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St. James Parish Church, Saint James Parish

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web
Standing on a patch of land known in Barbados as God's acre, St. James Parish Church is considered one of the four oldest surviving churches in the nation. The original wooden structure of the church was first constructed in 1628, with stone lain in 1874 that still stands today. Today, this peaceful sanctuary contains various beautiful monuments and pieces of historical significance, including Barbados' oldest bell, preserved as a monument that predates the famous Liberty Bell of America. Take a quiet stroll around the church and grounds, observing the various noted Barbadians and original settlers laid to rest in the cemetery. Add St. James Parish Church to your Saint James Parish travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Saint James Parish vacation builder.
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  • August 2014: Beautiful and ancient Church and beautiful surroundings, such as the lovely Lake full of lilies, minnows and geese. There are many beautiful monuments and objects of historic value, some dating back to 1600. Such as the original Bell, fell from the Bell Tower and inside, which is the oldest in Barbados and was produced by the famous Whitechapel foundry that produced the American "Liberty Bell" and "Big Ben" English. Definitely worth visiting St. James, Barbados's oldest church, built near the place where the first English settlers landed on the island. A little culture never hurts!
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  • For me there is a visit with much interest, but if you do a tour around the island probably will be one of the sites that take you. If I remember correctly, is one of the most ancient on the island and as a curiosity have exposed the original campaign.
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  • Our tour driver stopped here as part of the island taxi tour. I didn't know too much about it prior but it was a really cool place with a lot of history. Sitting in the exact pew Ronald Reagan sat whe...  read more »
  • Lovley place
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