St. James Parish Church, Saint James Parish

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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. Put St. James Parish Church at the forefront of your travel plans using our Saint James Parish planner .
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  • This church is built on the site, or the first church on the island was built in wood, in 1628, by early settlers who settled at Holetown in 1627. In 1690 a stone structure replaced the original building destroyed by the hurricane of 1675. After various damage due to cyclones and the deterioration of limestone and coral stones, the Church in its present form dates from 1874 with the exception of the sanctuary and the North porch added in 1900. The Church is surrounded by an old cemetery with several tombs of the eighteenth century but we have the impression of being in a park than in a cemetery. Places are wooded with a large mahoganys (called mahogany from the West Indies) on which one can see wild orchids. Places inspire serenity. If you take the road of the West coast of Barbados, don't miss the stop at Holetown to visit St James Parish church.
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  • We did a morning walk from the resort to St. James. This is a beautiful church with interesting history. If you get a chance, meet Terrance. He's great! Leave a donation! Well deserved!  more »
  • A beautiful well kept church which is clearly well supported as well as being the oldest Anglican church on the island. Friendly members of the church who are generous with their time in explaining th...  more »
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  • Worth a stop to see if traveling on the west coast of the island. Beautiful mahogany and limestone place. Bit of history too. Well maintained for its age.
  • Beautiful church. Worth visiting.
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