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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  • Visited this ancient church to trace some family history as some of my ancestors went to Barbados in the 1600's & are buried there. Unable to find the graves as the stones had dissolved away. Beautifu...  more »
  • Such an interesting place full of history. A short walk from the main hotels and really worth the effort  more »
  • One of four of the oldest churches on Barbados and situated where the first settlers landed in what is now Holetown in the 17 C. A lovely, simple building with quiet dignity, built of coral stone, as ...  more »
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  • Very peaceful. Wonderful place to sit and relax, and cool down from the heat of the day.
  • Lovely little church, steeped in history and a quiet haven if you want to spend time with your thoughts
  • Tis some fine church.
  • 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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