St. James Parish Church
St. James Parish Church - Church Street, Downtown Montego Bay
Tel: 1 876 952-2775
The grandest church in Montego Bay is the St. James Parish Church. The ageing church is set in a large graveyard featuring tombstones from over 200 years. The church is set out in a classic Greek cross shape.
There are many points of interest in the church, including two monuments by noted 18th century sculptor, John Bacon. One of these is a monument to Rosa Palmer, the former owner of Rose Hall Great House.
As elaborate stained glass window was installed in 1911. Adorning the walls are plaques and memorials to important figures in the history of Montego Bay.
The St. James Parish Church was built between 1775 and 1782. It underwent substantial repair work in 1957 following damage from an earthquake.© 2009 Jamaica Travel and Culture .com