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St. James Parish Church

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Address: Holetown, Barbados
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Lovely old church with guide

This lovely old church (with a thriving and active congregation) is located a very short walk from Folkestone Marine Park. We visited on a Friday morning and the building was open... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Port Coquitlam, Canada
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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This lovely old church (with a thriving and active congregation) is located a very short walk from Folkestone Marine Park. We visited on a Friday morning and the building was open and volunteers were giving tours. Many interesting features and histories. Check out the sad story on the memorial plaque on the north wall. Nice stained glass and some interesting... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were strolling around the Holetown area and came across this lovely church, the oldest on the island - no air conditioning needed as windows wide open and on the day we visited it was decked out for a wedding and we were privileged to see the wedding guests and bridal party arrive. Certainly worth a visit and very much... More 

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Winsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we called at the church on a private taxi island tour and was welcome by a very friendly church curator. He gave a guided tour of the church telling us all about the church organ the bell & the famous guests that have been to this lovely church.

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some folks told us that they rode right by St. James Church, but I'm so glad our cab driver brought us right on in. It's a lovely, lovely old church, and also boasts of having their own "Liberty Bell" that is supposely older that the one in Boston, MA.

Thank Susan M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Another beautiful church established in 1628 with a bell older than our liberty bell. Restrooms. Food stand.

Thank GFLiisa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Located in Holetown, this is worth the visit if you are parish hopping as this is one of four of Barbados’ oldest surviving churches. It's also free to visit - but donations are welcomed, so there really isn't anything stopping you from seeing the amazing workmanship and artistry of this historic landmark!

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Comox, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

A beautiful church, with lovely gardens, and their history in the graveyard. If you love reading tombstones, this is the place for you.

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Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

As part of the island tour we stopped here at this church first built in 1628, it's a lovely peaceful place . There is on site daily, church wardens who will escort you round and explain the various historical elements , the original bell has a story all of it's own . Stop here or miss some real interesting facts... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

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 British influence. Home of the famous Mount Gay Rum. Approximately 166 sq. miles, small and easy to traverse and broken into 11 parishes. Take a tour of the parishes... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

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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