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Address: Nevis

See the ruins of this church, otherwise known as St. Mark’s Chapel of Ease....

See the ruins of this church, otherwise known as St. Mark’s Chapel of Ease. Slaves and free men could once worship here together.

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a lovely setting and a very good reason for a walk

we were staying at Oualie Beach so this was a good destination to walk to. A lovely setting, good, informative information boards. On the road to the church keep an eye open for... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2016
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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505 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Stopped here on a tour of the island. It is a beautiful, lovely and peaceful place. Great photos and overall fantastic place to take in a quiet moment. Worth a visit.

Thank loribob67
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016

we were staying at Oualie Beach so this was a good destination to walk to. A lovely setting, good, informative information boards. On the road to the church keep an eye open for the many monkeys, donkeys and goats.

Thank JackNIan
Andover, Massachusetts
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167 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Those ruins are nice to check out. They are part of the Nevis tour attraction of the Island. It will not take much time for you to get there.

Thank Smilemilie
New Mexico
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181 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2016

I was impressed with this historical visit. There is clearly an effort to maintain this church ruin and the grounds around it. There is information about the setting to help one understand best about the circumstances surrounding the period in which it was erected and its use. Keep up the great work....the clean and maintained grounds are set apart from... More 

Thank lunanegra5
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2016

We came across this church quite by accident and loved it. The history was explained and the names of the slaves involved listed with their ages when they died.nwell worth a vist

Thank Lesley G
at sea
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202 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2016

This church, the first ever built in the Caribbean for services to all races is a monument to the realization by some that racism and slavery were inhumane and disgusting. The Cottle family built this church to serve the spiritual needs of themselves and the indigenous and the imported peoples together and without regard to their origins.....a joint effort to... More 

Thank Footsac
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83 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

We spent a day traveling around the island seeking out the historical churches, landmarks and ecologically interesting sites. This was our first stop and it didn't disappoint. Very humbling plaque with the names of ALL the slaves who helped to build the church they attended. First integrated church on the island too.

Thank Dian D
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Nevis is a small island with some rich history. If you're interested in that history, it's certainly worth stopping and seeing this. It's not exceptional, but it's interesting. And if you are on your way to the Mt. Nevis Restaurant, it's right on the way.

Thank Jessica K
Harwinton, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2016

This ruins has historic value as the first church on Nevis where blacks and whites worshipped together. It is on the road the Mt Nevis Hotel, and worth a brief stop on the way to an equivalent meal at the hotel's restaurant, a wonderful place to eat.

Thank 4Steve2014
Ontario, Canada
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2016

The ruin has been recently secured to assure it is safe for visitors which include the island monikers. They will not bother you if you do not bother them! Keep the gate shut to keep out the wandering wild donkey and goats! There is a small open air building with several local stories about the church history and a history... More 

Thank Tony B

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