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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 17 November 2013

In the ongoing interest of Caribbean “excellent adventures,” I just returned from another 4-day trip which included a full day-off in Barbados. After some on-line research and satellite map study, my buddy and I decided to head up the west coast of the island to...More

9  Thank BigBoeingJet
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 30 August 2014

We went to have a look round the church at around 11. 30 on a Sunday, after service. As reviews had said it was open all day. As soon as we arrived a guy appeared out of no where and said he was closing up...More

1  Thank sarahmB4957SI
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank Tim S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Bobby44881
Reviewed 13 October 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.

Thank borrum
Reviewed 26 August 2018

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

Thank ZRB80
Reviewed 13 August 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.

1  Thank SueEllenBude
Reviewed 14 July 2018

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

1  Thank 1maxine2015
Reviewed 20 June 2018

A place of tranquility, peaceful and beautiful. A church of historic interest, the social center for the planters and families who first arrived and settled in St. James in the earlier years from the 1600's.

Thank Ebbie S
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Oldest church in Barbados and still having services on Sundays. Tube organ still working and surroundings are breathtaking.

Thank Jose L G
Reviewed 10 June 2018

We visited a few years ago but were with friends and wanted to stop to show them the oldest church on Barbados. The Tree of Life mosaic in pottery and sea glass is absolutely gorgeous as well as the stained glass in the main portion...More

Thank Kim B
Reviewed 28 April 2018

Whilst there is not a lot to see, it is worth popping in to read their poems, which will warm the heart of all visitors. Had I been around on a Sunday morning I would have attended a service as it felt very welcoming.

Thank alijhunt
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