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St. James Parish Church

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Address: Holetown, Barbados
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a beautiful church

This was stop on our cruise tour which happened to arrive just as Sunday services were over. This is a vibrant community church in a beautiful setting The building dates to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was stop on our cruise tour which happened to arrive just as Sunday services were over. This is a vibrant community church in a beautiful setting The building dates to the mid 1800's and is well maintained. There were excellent vies from the cemetery Well worth a stop

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The original church on this site he built in 1628, a year after the first white settlers landed. Hurricanes,fire and earthquakes intervened but this building of limestone is from the early 1800,s A beautiful little church,with a happy ,vibrant congregation . There is always a warm welcome from volunteer wardens who are very knowledgeable if you have the time!The services... More 

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Kilmarnock
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped of here during a taxi trip of the island and it was an interesting place to visit. There are usually ladies in situ that will show you around and give you more detailed information and there is a lot of stuff already up on the walls if they are busy.

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Markham, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

St. James Parish Church is a stunning romanesque building built from local limestone. We attended the Sunday service and it was full and very vibrant. The organ is splendid and has a fabulous rank of trumpets. The organist is very good too. Well worth the visit for the historic nature of the building, built in 1874,

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We attended the Sunday service whilst on holiday. This was our second visit in the past year and once again the early service was jam packed full and we queued to get into the next service. Where else in the world would you queue to attend a service. The church is very special with ornate windows and pews. We were... More 

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Port Aransas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here with a private tour guide who we booked off the cruise ship. She took us to places that normal tours don't go to. This church was once of them; a lot of history and it felt very comforting to be in the oldest church in Barbados. If you like history as much as I do, come and... More 

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a long day this was an oasis of cool serenity. An ideal place to meditat and relax. Easy parking just on the edge of town.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This church looked different to ones at home it seemed brighter and more inviting, there are parishioners in the church to tell you about its history and show you points of history, including some interesting photos

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited many churches in my time. When you enter St James Parish church there are some wardens on hand who will offer their knowledge and tell you the history and the famous people who have worshipped there in the past. They have framed photographs on the front pews . Although I enjoyed my visit today 8 January 2015,... More 

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Ongar, Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We were lucky enough to get married in this beautiful Church in July 2014. I had booked it from England and the first time I saw it, the week before the wedding, I cried because I could not believe how beautiful it was. We returned for the late carol service and midnight mass in December 2015 and were welcomed by... More 

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