AOL Travel

Sharon Moravian Church, Barbados

Sharon Moravian Church - Barbados, Barbados
Sharon Moravian Church
Sharon, St. Thomas, BarbadosMap
+1 246 425 4011
Neighborhood: St Thomas

The Moravian religion began in Bohemia, modern-day Czech Republic, in 1457. The Moravians are best known in the West Indies for their missionary work and for bringing education to the slaves. They arrived in Barbados in 1765. The church at Sharon, in the central parish of St. Thomas, was the first church built by the Moravians in Barbados. The original building was constructed in 1799, but destroyed by a hurricane in 1831. The church was rebuilt in 1833. Its rectangular design, arched windows and rounded corners reflect the architecture of the Low Countries, where the Moravian movement flourished. -Marsilyn Browne

Write a Review

How would you rate your overall experience with Sharon Moravian Church?
Sharon Moravian Church General Information
  • Type: Religious
AOL Traveler Rating
0 POSITIVE Vote » Thanks for voting!
0 NEGATIVE Vote » Thanks for voting!