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St. James Parish Church, Saint James Parish

(4.7/5 based on 190+ 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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  • We visited this church as part of an all day full island tour with a private tour guide. It is a well preserved and beautiful church so peaceful. Lovely grounds and the Liberty Bell is on show. Well w...  more »
  • We went on a tour with James Taxi (happiesttours@gmail.com) and this was one of the stops. It's very beautiful to see and interesting to learn all about the history. I was definitely glad that we made...  more »
  • The oldest church in Barbados - very quaint, We came upon it by accident whilst exploring Holetown, didn't take long to look around.  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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