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“Still a ruin after Hurricane Ivan in 2005”

Ranked #21 of 50 things to do in St. George's
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Owner description: A pink-stucco stone building dating from 1825, this church features intricate stained glass and interesting memorial plaques.
Redcar, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 708 helpful votes
“Still a ruin after Hurricane Ivan in 2005”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013

The shell of the church remain, towering over the town centre and the Cerenage. In six years, the unsafe roof and gallery has been removed and, after several years, the remains of the storm damage and accumulated rubbish have been removed. Perhaps they lack the funds or had no insurance to do any repairs.

Some of the memorial plaques on thye internal wallks make interesting reading with their accounts of deaths after naval skirmishes and native uprisings. The Catholic Church borrowed heavily to rebuld their cathedral a couple of hundred yards up the hill. The Anglicans are patiently waiting for God and providence!

Visited April 2013
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Norman, Oklahoma
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“Open to Praise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013

During my visit, I roamed around the downtown/Carenage area and saw the gates open to the St. George's Anglican Church. I walked up to the church that was vacant and found myself taking an abundance amount of photos. It appeared that the church was still in use for worship each week, but I was never present to witness this. Seeing the structure still standing, without a roof, was a sight from what Hurricane Ivan did a few years back. Highly recommend stopping by to explore the grounds.

Visited April 2013
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Denver
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“Beautiful church in spite of the damage”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2013

Even though hardly any of the original structure is still standing, it must have been beautiful before Hurricane Ivan. The stained glass and tiled floor were damaged, but pretty. It makes me very sad that they have no funds to rebuild.

Visited January 2013
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berkshire, england
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“Lovely old church badly damaged by the hurricane.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2012 via mobile

We did the walking tour of St.George's which takes you to the church. Worth looking around and hope it gets restored at some time.

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Winchester, England
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“Ruined but beautiful church, with great view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

It is quite a climb, involving multiple steps, to reach this church, which is above the main market place. The church was partly destroyed (I believe by Hurricane Ivan) but still has a usable side chapel. Indeed, some schoolchildren were attending a service there when we visited. If you walk through the back of this chapel, you reach a garden that has a great view over the Carenage and harbour of St George's (see photo).

Visited March 2012
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