St. John's Church

Photo Credit: © Shayan Sanyal CC BY

Featuring classic Gothic architecture, the St. John's parish church was built in 1831 to replace the previous church which had been destroyed by a hurricane -- a theme you see a lot with the churches on Barbados.


Laid to rest within the walls of the St. John's Church include Ferdinand Paleologus, a descendant of Constantine, and he late Prime Minister of Barbados, the honorable David John Howard Thompson.

Staying Close

You may enjoy staying on St. John Parish if you plan on visiting St. John's Church, since travelers to this part of Barbados will be excited to have easy access to this historic attraction throughout their trip. Because you'll find numerous places to stay in the proximity of St. John's Church, guests wishing to stay in the area will have ample options when choosing a room.

Hotels near St. John's Church
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Atlantis Hotel Hotel 2.1 mi. (1.1 km) NW
Sea-U! Guest House Hotel 2.1 mi. (1.0 km) NW
Round House Inn Guest house 2.7 mi. (0.4 km) NW
All Seasons Resort Europa Hotel 4.0 mi. (5.9 km) WSW

Location and What's Nearby

Island staples like playing a few holes of golf and beach-going are also widely available here. Historic site patrons also wishing to get in a game of golf should consider going to the closest course, Apes Hill Club. If golf doesn't tickle your fancy, consider spending some time at Bath Beach, the closest beach. While the options above may be the most convenient to access, you'll still have access to several similar outdoor activities. It's worth noting historic site visitors will also have access to the option of at least one other interesting attraction. Another nearby place of interest to St. John's Church is Andromeda Botanical Gardens, which is just a short distance away.


Operating Hours

The daily schedule for this historical site is not readily available, meaning that your party's top chance at success is calling before you leave to confirm the property is up and running when you and your companions mean to stop by.


For price of admission, you should call St. John's Church ahead of time to determine how much they charge, or if they do at all.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (246) 433-5599 Or (246) 433-1586

Location: Hackleton's Cliff, St. John Parish, Barbados



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