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Saw this as part of an island tour - very informative display boards on the history of the church... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2014
A Must See for Historians Interested in Slavery and its Abolition

The ruins of Thomas Cottle's church stand a short walk away from the Mt. Nevis Hotel. Elegant in... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2014
Metuchen, New Jersey
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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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Reviewed 20 January 2014

Saw this as part of an island tour - very informative display boards on the history of the church, and in a sublime setting too.

2  Thank jmcal478
Reviewed 6 January 2014

The ruins of Thomas Cottle's church stand a short walk away from the Mt. Nevis Hotel. Elegant in themselves, these ruins are also representative of milestone in the history of slavery in the Americas. Cottle built this first church where both slaves and whites worshipped...More

2  Thank FredRo1948
Reviewed 23 September 2013

A lot of work went into restoring this church. There is an area in the back to the left side of the church that described the history of the church, and the political and social background at that time. It was fascinating to read, and...More

1  Thank Ellen P
Reviewed 28 July 2013

This church is a significant piece of history, as the landowner built it for Whites and Blacks to worship together, during an era when this did not generally take place. Time has not been kind to the building, as it has lost its roof and...More

1  Thank Walter P
Reviewed 19 July 2013

Need a car but worth it. The first church where black and white people were encouraged to worship together.

1  Thank Jan679
Reviewed 7 March 2013

A piece of history that should not be missed.The ruins of this old church are quite beautiful. There are plaques with some information, but do wish there was a little more.

2  Thank Jackie Peters- A
Reviewed 30 January 2013

Well worth stopping by to get a glimpse of the history in Nevis. Former plantation owner built this Church for his everyone on the plantation to attend.

Thank Rick B
Reviewed 27 January 2013

A beautiful serene setting off the road near the airport is only part of the reason to go and visit the Cottle Church. The other reason is the tremendous history associated with this landmark. The first Church in the Caribbean where those of European and...More

5  Thank EpiDoc
Reviewed 23 January 2013

Visiting the Cottle Church was moving. Cottle Church was the first in which slaves and free people worshiped together. Although ruined the church was atmospheric and there were good information boards.

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 4 December 2012

We were taken to Cottle Church as a friend took us on a quick tour of the island. It is a place where people (and he – we hope) get married. It is just a few walls and arches but a charming place for a...More

2  Thank Bessiegal
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