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Stunning Church in. Wonderful Setting

We visited here before with Bajan relatives but this time we saw new things (new to us). The wooden interior is worthy of close inspection and if you can I'd read up on it before... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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Virginia Water, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I like visiting churches. Usually for their wonderful architecture. This is different. The church could do with some TLC, but it has so much more. A stunning location with a vista, marvellous tombs, and bundles of history. The interior is very peaceful and rather nice. Remember to leave some money in the box!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We visited here before with Bajan relatives but this time we saw new things (new to us). The wooden interior is worthy of close inspection and if you can I'd read up on it before you go so that you don't miss out on anything. The graveyard just outside is full of interesting information and the nature and views are... More 

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

we went here as part of a tour its up a top of a hill views are excellent but church is lovely with the cemetery containing the grave of a recent prime minister of Barbados

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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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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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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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