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Saint Michaels Cathedral, Bridgetown, Barbados
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PersonsMD
N 13° 05.873 W 059° 36.759
21P E 216703 N 1449424
Quick Description: The Anglican Cathedral of Saint Michaels of Bridgetown is a monument to the history of the Anglican Church in the Caribbean founded in 1665. Now it serves the needs of the community through active programs while preserving a rich heritage.
Location: Barbados
Date Posted: 2/26/2010 5:47:21 AM
Waymark Code: WM8A3T
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
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Long Description:
This Anglican church was first constructed in 1665 and accommodated 3,000 worshipers. The original building was destroyed by a hurricane in 1780. The current building was dedicated on the Feast of Saint Michaels and All Angels in 1789. The building and clock and bell tower were significantly damaged again by a hurricane in 1831 forcing repairs. The grounds are covered with the tombstones of the departed and have been aligned into walkways and courtyards. One is taken aback when looking down to read the inscriptions of departed from the late 1600’s and early 1700’s.

From a historical perspective the original building was constructed the year of the Great Plague in London and one year before London’s great fire. The current building was constructed the same year that George Washington was elected as the first President of the United States.

Services are held throughout the week and are currently presided over by The Very Reverend Dr. Frank Marshall Dean. The cathedral is located on Located on St. Michaels Row and can be reached by phone at 246-427-0790

Service times in 2010:
Sunday:
7:15 am Holy Communion & Sermon
9:00 am Sung Eucharist & Sermon
9.00 am Sunday School (except 1st Sundays)
11.00 am Choral Mattins (except 1st Sundays)
12.10 pm Shortened Eucharist (except 1st Sundays)
6:00 pm Evensong & Sermon

Tuesday
12:15 pm Holy Communion

Wednesday
9:45 am Holy Communion & Sermon

Thursday
12:15 pm Holy Communion

Friday Lecture
12:15 pm

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Active Church: Yes

School on property: No

Date Built: 1/1/1789

Service Times: 9:00 A.M.

Website: [Web Link]

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