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St. John's Church

| St John, Union Hall, Barbados
+1 246-433-5599
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Built in 1660, this church overlooks the Scotland District and features a pulpit made of six different kinds of wood.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good44%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“prime minister” (11 reviews)
“the east coast” (16 reviews)
“island tour” (7 reviews)
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| St John, Union Hall, Barbados
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"prime minister"
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"the east coast"
in 16 reviews
"island tour"
in 7 reviews
"great stop"
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"carved pulpit"
in 3 reviews
"great history"
in 4 reviews
"lots of history"
in 2 reviews
"resting place"
in 2 reviews
"vantage point"
in 2 reviews
"david thompson"
in 2 reviews
"interesting cemetery"
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"buried here"
in 2 reviews
"views are breathtaking"
in 2 reviews
"feet above sea level"
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"locals selling"
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"worth a visit"
in 4 reviews
"cruise ship"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely old church located on a hill affording great views of surrounding countryside and the sea. Not as lavish inside as other churches but the attraction is its simple but atmospheric design. Walking around the graveyard provides great scenery and moments to relax away from...More

Thank DaveBAmersham
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was one of the stops on our island tour with our cruise ship.The church was open so we got to go in and see the pipe organ and beautiful alter but the most interesting part was the grave yard in the back of the...More

Thank James S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here while driving around the Island. Well worth a visit both for the views & the Church itself. A walk around the graveyard is also well worth doing

Thank VegasJ29
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here early morning, there was no service going on so we were able to look inside the church and see it's beauty. There was fresh flower arrangements near the doorways which were gorgeous. The building itself is gorgeous and the view surrounding it is...More

Thank Sherrie M
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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

We stopped here as part of Teds Tour. There are nice views, and the grave of a prime minister if that interests you. We didn’t go inside the church as there was a crowd attending a funeral. The mourners didn’t seem to mind a tour...More

Thank essexdean
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

St Johns Parish Church must have one of the best views in the Caribbean. Situated on top of Hackleton's cliff rising to over 400 feet above sea level. The Church commands beautiful views of the rugged east coast. The view alone is worth a visit....More

Thank peter m
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Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

Listed as the first Church in Saint John this historical landmark has one of best views of the coast line and views of the parish. It is also the final resting place of the country 6th prime minister David Thompson who was the 3rd sitting...More

Thank Jamel L
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

Amazing church and grounds overlooking the East coast. A great stop to wander among the trees and think back over the 375 years of history on the spot.

Thank R G
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Situated up on the hilltop the views are simply beautiful. History buffs will have a pleasant surprise here. This church suffered a couple of setbacks/devastation through the years and was rebuilt each time. There's a feeling of calm and serenity while walking around the grounds...More

Thank Skaramoosh
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

Great historic stop as you travel the East coast of Barbados. The church grounds are well maintained. Views of the East coast are just spectacular! Lots of history in the burial grounds behind the church. Highly recommended a visit.

Thank Gyr576
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peter m
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Response from Skaramoosh | Reviewed this property |
I think it's David Thompson. Check out the other member's reviews...I'm sure they have the name. Hope that helps. Have fun in Barbados....we did! Cheers!!
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