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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.
Believed to be one of the oldest churches in Barbados. First built of wood in 1645 and later destroyed by fire. At least another three churches have been built on the original site, and over the years all have been destroyed by hurricanes. Today's coral stone church built in 1838, is built of sturdy stuff and should withstand all weathers. Inside, the carved pulpit has six different types of wood, its creation truly a work of art. Stain glass windows are another feature of this Gothic church.

The graveyard has some very old tombs. At the back of the church is the resting place of the islands former Prime Minster, The hon David Thompson.

St John's is open daily from 06.00 hrs to 18.00 hrs. There is a small dingy gift shop and a few street vendors. 30 minutes drive from Bridgetown. I can't be certain but I don't think there are any toilets on site.
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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 PM of Barbados to die in office.

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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 and reading the tombstones.

There's no entrance fee and parking is available.

Recommended!

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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