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Beautiful Historical Old Church

This was our 3rd visit to St John Parish Church. It is a beautiful church in a beautiful setting, sitting on a high bluff with awesome ocean views . The Frangipani trees in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
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Fairview,Tx
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Thunder Bay, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We visited St. John's Parish Church in early May during a private tour of the island. I was at this church 35 years ago on another tour, but forgot where it was located - as soon as I mentioned the gold/brass colored eagle that I remembered from the last time I was there to the tour guide, he knew exactly... More 

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Fairview,Tx
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This was our 3rd visit to St John Parish Church. It is a beautiful church in a beautiful setting, sitting on a high bluff with awesome ocean views . The Frangipani trees in the cemetery section are old, beaten and gnarled by the high winds and hurricanes, but they are alive, some with only 8 or 9 leaves. We always... More 

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Hartford, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Didn't expect it to be so interesting. But apart from the beautiful old church itself, the grounds contain a lot of interesting very old graves and monuments, and overlooks a beautiful view of the sea.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

St John Parish Church was originally built in 1645, then destroyed by fire and rebuilt in 1676. The present church is a classic Gothic church built to replace the previous structure which had been destroyed by hurricane in 1831. The open space of the church near the altar is called the chancel, reserved for the clergy and choir, and typically... More 

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bishops stortford
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We visited as part of an island tour and it is a spectacular across the east coast. A pretty church with plenty of history and unusual burial grounds with several massive tombs of local dignitaries. As ever, there were traders outside but never in your face and, indeed, they had interesting wares that we did not see in other parts... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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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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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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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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Location: Caribbean  >  Barbados  >  Saint John Parish

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