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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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A quick visit

Its worth seeing, My husband was fascinated by the grave stones and how old the people were on this Island. Our tour guide new his stuff "Ahmed" gave us a talk this was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Its worth seeing, My husband was fascinated by the grave stones and how old the people were on this Island. Our tour guide new his stuff "Ahmed" gave us a talk this was interesting and the views from it were stunning.

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Livermore, California
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123 reviews 123 reviews
37 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
29 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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37 helpful votes 37 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
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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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68 helpful votes 68 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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