Faith and worship is an important part of island life in Barbados. As soon as British settlers arrived in the early 1600s they set about building churches and they continued to build parish churches across the island (and rebuild them when they were destroyed by hurricane or fire!)
You’ll find churches and religious buildings dotted across the island, ranging from imposing historic coral-stone churches to simple one-room structures, all welcoming the faithful to give thanks and praise. Many churches are located along the coastline and offer magnificent ocean vistas. Here are some of our favourites:
St. Lawrence Anglican Church
Located at the western end of St. Lawrence Gap, this Anglican church offers magnificent ocean views of the turquoise waters below.
St. Aidan’s Church
On the ruggedly beautiful east coast of the island, in the seaside town of Bathsheba, is St. Aidan’s Church. It’s particularly delightful to attend an early morning service at the church (often beginning in near darkness) and see the sun rise as the service progresses.
Church of the Good Shepherd
On the tranquil west coast, in the Fitts Village neighbourhood, is this lovely seaside church.
While early settlers were Anglicans, other faiths soon established a presence on the island such as Quakers, Jews, Methodists, Moravians, and Catholics. Today many other faiths flourish in peace in Barbados including Islam, Spiritual Baptist, Hinduism, and Pentecostalism.
We close this post with stunning aerial views around majestic Codrington College, the oldest Theological College in the Western hemisphere.
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