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St. John's Parish Church

Address: Barbados
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Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This 18th century church is in a quiet corner of the island on a spectacular bluff overlooking the sea. The original owner of Clifton Hall Great House - just a quarter of a mile away - is buried here. This was the parish church for many wealthy plantation families and their large family vaults fill the graveyard.

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IOWA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

St. John's Church is an inspiring piece of architecture, realizing the present structure was built in 1836 after 1 of it's predecessors was destroyed by fire and two were destroyed by hurricanes. The interior of the church shows age (you would too if you had been around for 178 years) but it's historic beauty helps one overlook it's cosmetic deterioration.... More 

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Arkansas Girl
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83 reviews 83 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We visited this church as part of a tour to Bathsheba Beach. Lovely location on the top of the hill with an ocean view. Old cemetery part of the church property. Wouldn't drive the distance from town to see it but nice add-on when doing a trip to Bathsheba Beach. Has drinks available and restrooms.

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Henlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Barbados has many old English Church & St Johns is typical, you could be at home on a Sunday morning going to church before playing cricket in the afternoon. Many of the graves give an indication of past slavery & history of the empire days.

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Dublin, Ireland
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

The church is build in beautiful place, on the top of the hill with the ocean view. There is also garden around the church with graveyard and huge family graves.

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Franklin, Kentucky
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253 reviews 253 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

St. John’s Parish Church St. John's Parish Church is the first church of St. John that is presumed to have been a simple wooden building, but its date is unknown. The parish along with St. George, was carved out of St. Michael in 1640–1641. But successive churches were badly damaged by the hurricane of 1675, the Great Hurricane of 1780,... More 

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Elmer, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Our tour guide made a stop here as we drove around the island and we were glad he did. The church just exudes history from its beautifully architecturally rich exterior, to its old wooden pews, to the magnificent pulpit. Then step outside to enjoy the great view of the Atlantic from the side or rear of the property high atop... More 

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Inverness. Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

Stopped off here on the island tour. Lovely old style church. Graveyard very interesting reading all the names and dates on the stones.

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Villa Park, IL
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

As part of a day tour we stopped at St john's. The setting is beautiful high on a cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The church is beautiful and full of history. Behind it is a cemetary with some historic tombs

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Well worth a drive , this church is set amidst beautiful scenery ... The tombstones are very interesting too , even a descendant of a Greek emperor ! I loved this place .

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