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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 good45%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“prime minister” (10 reviews)
“the east coast” (16 reviews)
“great stop” (4 reviews)
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| St John, Union Hall, Barbados
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+1 246-433-5599
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"prime minister"
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"the east coast"
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"great stop"
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"island tour"
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"great history"
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"lots of history"
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"vantage point"
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"interesting cemetery"
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"buried here"
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"views are breathtaking"
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"final resting place"
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"locals selling"
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"well worth the visit"
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"grave"
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"yard"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 7 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 2 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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Reviewed 23 December 2017

We have been here many times but always return, the views are amazing, the graveyard dates back to the 1600's.Take the time to stroll around, and sit for quiet reflection inside the church

Thank Debra E
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Reviewed 25 November 2017

The church is interesting to wander around as is the graveyard. The last primeminister of the Island is buried here but there are graves dating back to the 1700's. The views from this hilltop vantage point are wonderful.

Thank max108s
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

I am not a religious person but I actually truly enjoyed a quick stop at this place - it's a perfect combo with Bathsheba if you rent a car. Really cool architecture and amazing views from the hill - worth the drive!

Thank Greg R
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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped of here on tour with Ted it's a beautiful old historic church and grave yard. With commanding fantastic views over the Ocean.

Thank tom-sue-2010
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Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

I'm a history & architectural buff and enjoy visiting churches and other historical building all over the world. This church has always been one of my favorites. It's small in comparison to many but it does not disappoint. The graveyard is well maintained and serene....More

Thank Bajanval
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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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