St. Michael's Cathedral, Bridgetown

St. Michael's Cathedral, Bridgetown (must see)

The Cathedral Church of Saint Michael and All Angels (formerly The St. Michael's Parish Church), is an Anglican church located on St. Michael's Row at the centre of Bridgetown. The Cathedral is the highest of the Anglican's houses of worship within Barbados. Originally consecrated in 1665, and then rebuilt in 1789 it was elevated to Cathedral status in 1825 with the appointing of Bishop Coleridge to head the newly created Diocese of Barbados and the Leeward Islands. The first parish church to be built was the St. Michael's Parish Church, which was located where the St. Mary's Anglican Church now stands.

The original St. Michael's Parish Church was a small wooden church constructed between 1660 and 1665. Destroyed by a hurricane in 1780, the church was rebuilt nine years later. The church was later damaged in the great hurricane of 1831 but not destroyed. When the Diocese of Barbados was established, the St. Michael's Parish Church became the St. Michael's Cathedral with Bishop William Hart Coleridge as its first bishop in 1825. The St. Michael Cathedral is made of coral stone with a beautiful tower and stunning stained glass windows. Inside the church one can see a marble font which dates back to the 1600s, The Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament was added in 1938 and features a roof covered in wallaba heartwood shingles and a Canterbury Cross on the northern wall.
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Sight Name: St. Michael's Cathedral
Sight Location: Bridgetown, Barbados (See walking tours in Bridgetown)
Sight Type: Religious
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