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Address: Nevis
Description: See the ruins of this church, otherwise known as St. Mark’s Chapel of...
See the ruins of this church, otherwise known as St. Mark’s Chapel of Ease. Slaves and free men could once worship here together.
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it was interesting to see some real history of the island. If you are reverent and enjoy knowing about historical events this is a very cool stop

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
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Livermore, California
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Livermore, California
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121 reviews 121 reviews
36 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

it was interesting to see some real history of the island. If you are reverent and enjoy knowing about historical events this is a very cool stop

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
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90 reviews 90 reviews
28 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This church is a ruin of the original church. The history is what makes this visit interesting. Best seen with a guide who knows the history. Your visit will be less than 15 minutes.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

If the weather is good, rent a 4 wheeler and drive around the island. Make the Cottle Church one of your stops.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Upon visiting the Cottle church I felt a warmness also like a welcome. It was so beautiful peaceful and serene. I touched the walls of the church and I just wanted to shout out with joy! Me Cottle is a prime example of grace mercy and humility. God rest his soul he will always be remembered as an angel and... More 

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London
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Cottle church is a hidden gem as it is off the main circular island road and up a grass track. It is imbued with history - when it officially opened I'm 1824 it was the first church on the island to welcome both slaves and plantation owners to worship under the same roof.

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Walkable from Oualie Beach, interesting history and well worth a visit. The church has been restored but is more of a shell with no roof. You can still get married here apparently. It's the first church in the Caribbean that was open to all people whatever their colour or race.

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NJ, USA
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66 reviews 66 reviews
14 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This restored piece of history is beautiful. If you are in the area, I would recommend the trip. It is close to the main road.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Saw this as part of an island tour - very informative display boards on the history of the church, and in a sublime setting too.

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Metuchen, New Jersey
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80 reviews 80 reviews
6 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

The ruins of Thomas Cottle's church stand a short walk away from the Mt. Nevis Hotel. Elegant in themselves, these ruins are also representative of milestone in the history of slavery in the Americas. Cottle built this first church where both slaves and whites worshipped together as a testimony to his belief that all people are equal in the sight... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

A lot of work went into restoring this church. There is an area in the back to the left side of the church that described the history of the church, and the political and social background at that time. It was fascinating to read, and was a pleasant addition to our Nevis Island tour.

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