St John's Cathedral

St John's Cathedral, Belize City

St John's Cathedral
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This is the oldest Anglican Church in Central America.
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Myo M
Coquitlam, Canada19,934 contributions
Modest but charming :)
Feb 2020
Just one of a "modest stature" is how I would describe this brick cathedral (with not two but just one tower and no high & wide front facade or such) but which yet is a charming one which I would say is also in part due to its "nice & neat" grounds (mainly a small lawn but also like a mini-garden with a pathway along the edge which goes all the way around the Cathedral). And yes, after the walk around the building & taking a peek inside from the entrance was just heading back out due to the admission (which I never had to pay on my cathedral visits except at some big cathedrals with museums & such inside which I'm quite sure is not the case inside this one).

And actually just across the street from one side of this cathedral is the Government House which is a 2-storied beautiful heritage building with a spacious front lawn & a not-too-high lovely fence (but closed to public at the time due to some renovation or such going on). And also nearby, at just about a 5-minute walk from this cathedral (by heading back along the street between this cathedral & the Government House in the direction of downtown but a right turn shortly after leaving) is the waterfront area like a "long promenade" from which there's a view of both the Creek & the sea beyond (from near one end of the promenade).
Written January 17, 2021
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia10,701 contributions
One of few interesting places in Belize
Jan 2020
The St. John's is in downtown Belize on the port's opposite side, across the bridge down the Albert street to its end - it's the farthest spot you should go.
The Church claims to be the oldest Anglican one in central Americas, which is quite visible from its stone/brick facade set in the middle of a nice lawn.
It's pretty small with a quite simple whitewashed interior and timber beams.
When entering a lady asked me for a donation of 5$. I turned back saying it's too much, but she invited me back saying I could put less. I found it inadequate for a place of God to haggle like on a marketplace - donations should be discrete according to your wishing, liking and ability..
Written March 3, 2020
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Gin C
Plymouth, UK27 contributions
Interesting old church
Feb 2020
Very good guided tour by the volunteer docent. Well worth the donation charge to learn some of the history of this old church.
Written February 21, 2020
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Steve_Ashland
Ashland, OH95 contributions
End of a nice walk
Jan 2020
Belize City was a stop on our cruise. We didn't want to spend much on this stop so we got off the shipped and started walking. We were advised to take a left at the bridge and go into the safer part of downtown. Our walk allowed us to see a bit of the city. We ended up at St John's. It was OK. It is a pretty place, nice history. As much as anything, we just enjoyed walking through town to get there. Passed a couple of schools along the way. Then in heading back, we walked along the water which was some really nice views.
Written January 20, 2020
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Archie
Glenmoore, PA4,911 contributions
Old anglican church
Dec 2019 • Family
We enjoyed looking at the church and old bell. We didn't enter because they charged $10 it goes to the upkeep of the church. There is an engraved door as you enter.
Parking is very tough and downtown is extremely crowded. We took a city tour with a taxi from our hotel red hut inn who charged us $45 for an hour to tour downtown.
Written December 20, 2019
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Shannon S
4 contributions
A Place you Must Visit
Sep 2019
I visited the Church and met some people from the church that were going in for a meeting. We were given a tour of the church and provided with rich details of the history and the beautiful items inside that have been in the church since the 1800s. I was fortunate to see the Cathedral's Bell. Don't put this off your list of places to see as they are planning to increase their tours and put this as a place that anyone visiting Belize should come and experience.
Written September 22, 2019
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lasonia1600
Iquique, Chile46 contributions
Different
Jan 2019 • Solo
Not the usual large , stone cathedral. Is timber, fans all through, bishops tombs in the surrounding grounds. Pleasant relief from the town.
Written January 30, 2019
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r0landbrunner
Zurich, Switzerland1,647 contributions
open only for service
Dec 2018 • Couples
it's a nice building from outside, but there is no way in, as the doors are locked. the only way for an inside visit seems to be attending a service...
Written December 29, 2018
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Twig C
Uccle, Belgium369 contributions
Visit to St. John’s Cathedral
Dec 2018 • Couples
Very interesting to visit the Cathedral, which is opposite the ‘old’ Government House. It brings back the history of the ‘old’ British Honduras.
Written December 14, 2018
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cubatravler
Mississauga, Canada86 contributions
interesting
Nov 2018 • Friends
A very small but very significant part of the community. I felt a spiritual presents and awed at the architecture. Very nice.
Written December 10, 2018
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