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A beautiful building

A beautiful church with tonnes of history and the tombs and crypts of many famous people including the late prime minister David Thompson. There are great views across the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Angela W
London, England, United Kingdom
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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A beautiful church with tonnes of history and the tombs and crypts of many famous people including the late prime minister David Thompson. There are great views across the Caribbean sea as the church is located at the top of an incline.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

was ok for a quick stop off point, if you like churches. was lovley views from the graveyards at the back of the church.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

The church is from the mid 1600s and is really worth a visit as are the surrounding views looking down from the grounds to the East Coast for miles. We really enjoyed looking around however we experienced an unpleasant encounter with a Bajan man who said he looked after the church. Initially he was very pleasant but took my husband... More 

Thank geordiegirl099
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!

Thank jw6969
North London
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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

Thank scottishtraveller74
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 

Thank F-150_Ford
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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 

Thank John R
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.

Thank eramakri
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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