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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. 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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  • Bridgetown was established in 1628 and is the easternmost of the Caribbean islands. Rich British history and great beaches. Barbados is known as "Little England" as it continues to display strong Brit...  more »
  • The oldest church of Barbados, it is absolutely worth visiting. British Empire sends his regards.
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  • As keen walkers, we like to explore the local area. St. James is one of our favourite walks and a great way to learn more about the nearby history. 
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  • Maybe the best up kept Anglican Church on the island. It's doors are open daily to the public for viewing, peace and prayer.
  • Lovley place
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