St. George's has quite an impressive history of perseverance. It is the first English church to be established on St. ... More
St George's Anglican Church
St. George's has quite an impressive history of perseverance. It is the first English church to be established on St. Kitts. It is on the site of the former Catholic Church, Notre Dame, which burned to the ground by English soldiers during the power struggle between the French and English in 1706. In 1710, it was rebuilt as an Anglican church and named for St. George. It was again damaged by fire in 1763 and then a series of earthquakes and hurricanes between 1831 and 1843. In October of 1844, the foundation stone was poured and the church was rebuilt in March of 1859. Seven years later, it was totally destroyed in the fire that devastated the entire town of Basseterre. Not to be discouraged, builders began the process of trying to restore what was left of the church. It was completed in 1869 and has remained intact ever since. The massive square tower is a dominant landmark for Basseterre.
Right in Charlestown on Main Street, surrounded by a stone wall, is this lovely little church dating back to about
1830. The date is uncertain, however, as there are graves in the yard that date back before 1700. It's ...
This grand dame was initially the religious cornerstone of English expatriates in the country, around World War I. The present
building standing today first came into existence in 1967. Since then, the congregation has grown by leaps and bounds, ...
The Society is a non governmental organization established in 1989 for the purpose of promoting St. Kitts' natural, historical and
cultural heritage. It is a member of the Caribbean Conservation Association and the Museums Association of the Caribbean. This ...