St. Aidans Church, St. Joseph, Barbados Pocket Guide

St. Aidan's Church

Travelling East to the scenic parish of St. Joseph on the beautiful island of Barbados you are likely to happen upon the little gem of a church known as St. Aidan. This little church is situated along the coast road of Bathsheba Village this quaint little church overlooks the mighty Atlantic.


St. Aidan's Church is reputed to be the direct descendent of the original Chapel school that was once situated in Little St. Joseph. The first St. Aidan's church building was built on the Rectory land in Tent Bay but that was destroyed by a massive landslide that occurred when Barbados' first and only railway was being built; that happened in 1884.


Sign Outside St. Aidans Church Representing 100 Years in Existence, St. Joseph, Barbados Pocket GuideThe current St. Aidan Church building was built sometime between 1904 and 1909 under the watchful eye of the current Archdeacon of the parish, Archdeacon Skeete and when the original Rectory ceased to be convenient, due to the construction of the St. Joseph Parish Church, it was sold to Miss. Emmy McConney.


Miss McConney converted the property into a Hotel which she offered to officiating clergy at the St. Aidan's church free of charge, since they often made the journey up from Barbados' only college of Theology; Codrington College in St. John.


In 1926, Ivy Bradshaw, the niece of Miss McConney, made a spectacular donation to the church in memory of her aunt. She presented the church with beautiful Stained glass windows; ivy raised the money for this spectacular gift all on her own.


Today, St. Aidan's church stands as an example of classic beauty and simple elegance in the smallest parish on the island of Barbados.


Contact Information

Telephone (Office)  -  (246) 433-1228




2019 BPG SunAds bit
2019 BPG SunAds imart