James Street Methodist Church - Bridgetown, Barbados
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben
N 13° 05.953 W 059° 36.981
21P E 216303 N 1449576
Quick Description: Built in 1848, James Street Methodist Church is a Georgian building inscribed on the Barbados National Trust list of buildings of historical and architectural interest.
Location: Barbados
Date Posted: 3/17/2015 6:33:54 PM
Waymark Code: WMNHCN
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mark1962
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Long Description:
"Methodists arrived in Barbados in 1789 with the intention of Christianizing enslaved Africans. Their efforts were not welcomed by the plantocracy, and in 1823 their first meetinghouse on James Street was torn down by a mob. The handsome replacement, and essentially Georgian building with a Palladian port of three arches, pedimented front and rose window, was built in 1848 and remains. More popular now the Methodists have expanded to eight chapels and four meeting places in Barbados. Barbados’ only national heroine, Sarah Ann Gill (1779-1865), is buried in the churchyard here. In her struggle to keep Methodism alive in Barbados, Mrs. Gill endangered her life and property. She prevailed." (visit link)

Open daily 8:30am to 7:00pm.
Active church?: Yes

Year Built: 1848

Service times:
Sunday 9:00am 5:00pm Wednesday 12:00pm


Website: [Web Link]

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