St. John's Church is the first of St. John to make its way to the island. Its original building is presumed to have been an simple wooden structure, although the date of its construction is unkown. A number of different churches have stood on this site, damaged by storms and subsequently rebuilt. Rebuilds of the church occurred after the hurricane in 1675, the Great Hurricane in 1780 and the Great Barbados Hurricane of 1831.
The present church building is the fifth to stand on the site. It was built in 1835 and the chancel was added in 1876. It is a the prototype of the restrained version of the Gothic style used in Barbados. There is a beautiful Westmacott sculpture within the church, commemorating Elizabeth Pinder, as well as a range of other historical features to enchant you while take a step back in time!
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