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Reviewed 2 days ago

Adrian our taxi driver took us here and it was really pretty with a great history. Something to see and only takes a few minutes to go through it. The church staff will give you a little tour and the history and it's nice to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jackie W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It is set on the edge of a cliff with scenic views of the ocean. Cemetery in the back with tombstones dating back to 1600’s. Stone church. Beautiful inside. Well worth a short visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 314pi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The church was beautiful and the oldest on the island. The organ playing was the icing on the cake! We had a tour guide who was very knowledgeable of the history of the island and sites! This was one of them. Our tour guide was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jamiekins88
Reviewed November 29, 2018

The oldest church on the island. Great building and worth a look round. Some interesting plaques of historical note.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank anorth52
Reviewed November 18, 2018

Again stayed in St James Parish at Club Barbados and yet again not disappointed and still one of the best areas in Barbados

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tim S
Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed our stop here at this really old church - the first one built on Barbados. Beautiful inside and out.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bobby44881
Reviewed October 13, 2018

The church is close to the first landingplace for English settlers arriving in Barbados in 1627. The architecture is beautiful, and the guided tour of the buildings and grounds are informative and interesting.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank borrum
Reviewed August 26, 2018

Beautiful church with lots of old Barbadian history, worth a stop. Make sure you hug the tree of life!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ZRB80
Reviewed August 13, 2018

If you get chance visit this beautiful church in Holetown. The architecture is amazing; look at the way the windows open; I have never seen this before. See the plaquard on the pew (I won't spoli it). Worth a visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank SueEllenBude
Reviewed July 14, 2018

Had the pleasure of visiting Barbados in March absolutely beautiful and went to the beautiful st James parish church Sunday morning amazing

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank 1maxine2015
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Another Kind Of Trip Report - Part 4 (6 Replies)
Wednesday when we got up R was long gone, presumably in the air to Trinidad. He's a loquacious fellow and we bemoaned to one another how we'd have to listen to a blow-by-blow account of his day when he returns. The one and only person we've ever known who could shut R down is our friend Peter from Leiden, who once crossed paths in our kitchen in ATL with R. Strange as it may seem the occasion was a lesson on making rum punch - R had agreed to make enough to serve 200 at a fund-raiser for his...More
February 10, 2015|
Response fromlocalred|
Err, in depth trip report either you have been on to many rums or me???
Holetown, Barbados
Holetown Festival 2010 (2 Replies)
The history of the festival stems from 1627, when 80 English Settlers landed between the 17th & 20th of February at Holetown. With them were 10 African Slaves, who were captured on the voyage. From this day Barbados became a British Colony. The first festival created by Alfred Pragnell was held over a weekend in 1977. It's now so popular it runs from Sunday to Sunday. The schedule includes; Sunday February 14th 2010 4pm - Opening Celebrations at the Holetown Monument . ...More
January 19, 2010|
Response fromSunniebgi|
Great Day at the Holetown Festival Street Fair today.. Even better was getting to see Sadowner again.. and then having someone walk up and say.. "you write on Tripadvisor don't you".. Nice to meet you Canby.. If you are in Barbados.. try to make the last day of the celebration tomorrow 21Feb. Enjoy.
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St. James Parish Church (0 Replies)
Has anyone gone to a service at this church? What is the neighborhood like? I have read differing opinions about going outside of the resort/tourist areas...
January 27, 2009|