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“A piece of history” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of St. James Parish Church

St. James Parish Church
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Bordon, United Kingdom
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197 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“A piece of history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2012

This is a beautiful church with a wonderful warm atmosphere and fascinating history. Just a short stroll from Holetown the setting is very picturesque (no wonder that it is, apparently, very popular for weddings!)
We were greeted by one of the volunteer guides who gave us a potted history and proved a mine of information. Some of the inscriptions on the tombstones are extremely moving with their accounts of yellow fever epidemics etc..
One gets the feeling that whilst being an extremely important historical monument (one of if indeed not the oldest church on Barbados) it is still very much a vibrant entity welcoming visitors to the island and extending fellowship and friendship to all.

Visited March 2012
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The Cotswolds
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126 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“A lovely service in a beautiful old building.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2012

We had a very warm welcome when we attended Sung Eucharist, with Morning Prayer. The Church is the oldest building in Barbados, I believe and certainly worth a visit, even if there is no service. Following the service was a little challenging, but we really enjoyed our visit and the enthusiasm of the congregation.

Visited February 2012
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Cranbrook, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“worth a small detour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2012

atmospheric - with the NE trade winds blowing through the open windows you feel you are only a breath away from 17th century carribean.

Visited February 2012
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Calgary, Canada
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107 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Oldest Church in Barbados”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2012

Beautiful old building, decorated for the Harvest Festival with a great many anthuriums and bird of paradise. Worth a visit. We went to a service and found the parishioners kind and helpful. Visitors are acknowledged, Sermon was better than I remember from my Anglican background.

Visited February 2012
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haverfordwest
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Church service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2012

Pleasant people. Service v similar to Anglican service at home

Visited January 2012
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