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St. Clements Church

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St. Clement's Church

St. Clement's Church is located in the district of Lowlands in the parish of St. Lucy on the breathtakingly beautiful island of Barbados. This little church was converted from a house and was originally one of the Chapels of Ease built at the time of the Coleridge Building Programme.

 

There was a dire need for this chapel due to the growing population, especially during the post emancipation period, where there was a need for a place of worship to serve the growing numbers in St. Lucy while taking some of the burden from the parish church. The land for the St. Clement's Chapel was presented to the Anglican Diocese in Barbados by Thomas Griffith in 1837 and it was consecrated on the day after Valentine's Day in 1838.

 

St. Clement's Church was constructed in 1858 after the original building fell into a state of disrepair. The governor of Barbados and the Windward Islands at the time, Sir Francis Hincks, laid the cornerstone on June 3rd 1858.

 

When you visit this church today, you will notice that the immediate surroundings of this beautiful historic site are indeed quite peaceful. The plot of land on which St. Clement's sits commands a most majestic view of the eastern side of the island of Barbados.

 

St. Clement's church is perched on the slope of a gentle hillside and this vantage point allows you to take in views of the rugged beauty of Barbados' East coast; the rocky hills and rolling valleys all cordoned by the majestic Atlantic ocean.

 

On 25th January, 2005, the Rodger's organ at St. Clement's Church was dedicated to the Rt.  Rev. Dr. John Holder.  Today, St. Clement's Church is kept in a good state of repair and it still provides a most inspiring place of worship for its many parishioners in Barbados' northern parish of St. Lucy.

 

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