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St. James Parish Church, Saint James Parish

4.7
#3 of 22 in Historic Sites in Barbados
Religious Site Tourist Spot
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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4.8
  • Nice church near great location, short walk from Holetown. Must see if you in Barbados Holetown. Near road.  more »
  • I went an early morning walk across the beach and happen to come out near St James Church. I was looking through the shuttered door, when a lady asked me if I would like to look inside. It was beautif...  more »
  • Visited on a Friday morning so it was just a handful of us and we were able to enjoy the ambiance. The church is well maintained with the history in tact. Architecture is beautiful.  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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