St. James Parish Church, Saint James Parish

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#5 of 25 in Historic Sites in Barbados
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 14, 2017
    We attended a service at St. James and it was both welcoming and a warm example of the hospitality of Barbadian parishioners. While somewhat "old school" in presentation, it was also relaxed with a wa...  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    We visited the church one afternoon. A church on the site dates back to the 1620's and was open for us to walk around. Modern statuary, stained glass and mosaic works add to the ambience of the church...  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    Just passed one Sunday and heard the service from outside - lovely. Went back later to look at the church - really beautiful building.  more »
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  • July 6, 2016
    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.
  • August 9, 2016
    Beautiful church. Worth visiting.
  • June 26, 2016
    Amazing

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