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St. James Parish Church

Holetown, Barbados
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Ontario, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
16 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

St James Anglican Church is the oldest continuously operating Church in Barbados. It is a beautiful ediface made out of local cut limestone and dark local wood. It has a church organ with over 2000 pipes. It's large enough to be impressive but is not huge. Church architecture is a personal thing. We really enjoyed the appearance of this place.... More

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

It was such a quiet and tranquil spot and the big open windows just add to the charm. The service we attended was great and informative and the congregation were very welcoming and lovely! Worth a visit!

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Lincoln, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This little church was another stop on our quick tour of Barbados. A beautiful little church with an incredible pipe organ. They had a plaque where Ron and Nancy Reagan sat while attending services in 1982.

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Hampshire, UK
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64 reviews 64 reviews
12 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This church offers a peaceful refuge from the heat and the traffic nearby. You can wander through the generations who have gone before. The church porch shows a selection of the other projects which this congregation supports.

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Woodley, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
7 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This is a wonderful place to visit. The age of the church and its history make this House of God a place to visit as well as worship.

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The oldest church on Barbados which is well worth a visit. Includes a bell with the name of King William IV cast on it.

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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We didn't know about St James, but our driver, a native of Babados thought it would be a nice stop on our tour. He also informed us that it was the oldest church in Barbados. The church gounds were very nice, well maintained and very clean. There was a small cemetary on the grounds as well. We took a few... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

A very sweet church and nice to have a wander around. The cemetery dates back to when Barbados was first founded and there is a bell there, older than the Liberty bell.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We went to have a look round the church at around 11. 30 on a Sunday, after service. As reviews had said it was open all day. As soon as we arrived a guy appeared out of no where and said he was closing up and we could only have a few minutes. He followed us around the church and... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

If you enjoy visiting church like I do this historical St James Parish Church in the heart of the Gold Coast of Barbados is a must visit!

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