If you are walking around the crowded streets of Bridgetown as we did, you will stumble on this Cathedral about 2 blocks from National Heroes’ Square. It’s the number one ranking church in the Anglican Diocese but interestingly seems quite austere inside/outside. Until we noticed the unique glass windows, the curved shingle covered ceiling, impressive choir organ pipes, upper side balconies, the enormous number of wooden pews and a font dating back to the 1600’s.
It’s not the original church nor on the original site due damage over the centuries.The exterior is made from distinctively coloured coral rock and has a remarkable clock tower. Walk into the graveyard for a nostalgic journey through past lives while reading some faded encryptions. Inside and out, this church radiates tranquility and apparently some catacombs lie underneath the cathedral - although we saw no sign indicating this.
Open hours: Monday to Friday (not sure about weekends), Admission: free but donations are sorely needed as restoration work continues. Our visit was an interesting side trip playing the tourist but we also made time to reflect and pray (and to very cheekily escape the humidity). A couple of churchwardens monitor the two entry doors (do not act as guides) and it's clearly a working church with various daily/Sunday services.
St Michael’s may have lost some of it grandeur however; it’s still a beautiful church with stunning architecture and graceful, interior features – well worth some tourist time or worship while in Bridgetown.
Enjoy your experience!
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